Growing Occult And New Age Religion In Iran

We in the West have a hard time understanding Islamic societies. At least I do.

A new book goes into much detail about the growth of occult and new age in Iran. At the very least it challenges our stereotypical take on Islam.

We have to first remember Iranians are not Arabs. They came into Islam through the knife. Iranians are said to have European origins. Thus, when Islam was forced on them they absorbed a version, Shea, different from that of Arabs.

We all know there are violent branches of Islam. It seems evident from this news about Iran that, at least there, people at the top of the faith are losing grip of young people. Phones and the net make it increasingly difficult to control what information young, or old, people have access to. If this change is affecting Christianity and the Iranian version of Islam, why would it not also be affecting other top down versions of Islam in other countries?

Years ago my wife and I had the pleasure of a long visit with Mohamed Eunis, a rather famous fellow who spearheaded use of micro loans in poor countries. We were in Bangladesh. He said cell phones would change the world because they would circumvent communication obstacles put in place by governments. They later began to do just that.

That young people in Iran are finding something in secret spiritual beings, magic, incense or ritual is a sign that the one thing which prevails is change.


4 Responses

  1. It is a heck of a time to be a liberal-minded man who speaks one thing and does another, i.e. Sen. Al Franken, Cong. John Conyers, Garrison Keillor, Matt Lauer, Harvey Weinstein, Ohio Supreme Court Judge and gubernatorial candidate William O’Neill, etc. To be sure, sexual indiscretion creeps to the hypocritic conservatives such as Rep. Joe Barton. Lust is a deadly sin and seems to infect males more than females. It also seems to infect more liberals than conservatives. At the very least, liberals tend to caught more often. Have you noticed how quit Bill Clinton has been?

  2. There are some distasteful things in that sign but the majority of what is printed is fine, even though there are intentional double meanings in every sentiment. Here is what I would suggest as a better secular creed that we can all get behind.

    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

  3. Jinx II

    And those filthy, disgusting, sexually twisted Conservatives:

    Ray Moore, Pedophile and child molester
    Dennis Hasstert, Convicted ” ” ”
    Donald Trump, Girls and women assaulted
    Senator Larry Craig, Convicted of sliciting Gay Sex in MSP bathroom
    Bill O’ Reilly Assaulting coworkers, payouts for silence and was fired
    Westly Goodman, Rep. Ohio, resigned
    Jeff Hoover, KY Speaker of the house, resigned

    Dang, its too many to list so here is a list

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