Outward appearance can be greatly misleading. Gold is a very valuable metal.
Quotations[ edit ] Early career years — [ edit ] Every influence, every motive, that provokes the spirit of murder among men, impels these mountaineers to deeds of treachery and violence. The strong aboriginal propensity to kill, inherent in all human beings, has in these valleys been preserved in unexampled strength and vigour.
That religion, which above all others was founded and propagated by the sword — the tenets and principles of which are instinct with incentives to slaughter and which in three continents has produced fighting breeds of men — stimulates a wild and merciless fanaticism.
The love of plunder, always a characteristic of hill tribes, is fostered by the spectacle of opulence and luxury which, to their eyes, the cities and plains of the south display.
A code of honour not less punctilious than that of old Spain, is supported by vendettas as implacable as those of Corsica. Description of the tribal areas of what is now Pakistancommonly referred to as Waziristan Downloadable eText version s of this book can be found online at Project Gutenberg It is, thank heaven, difficult if not impossible for the modern European to fully appreciate the force which fanaticism exercises among an ignorant, warlike and Oriental population.
Several generations have elapsed since the nations of the West have drawn the sword in religious controversy, and the evil memories of the gloomy past have soon faded in the strong, clear light of Rationalism and human sympathy.
Indeed it is evident that Christianity, however degraded and distorted by cruelty and intolerance, must always exert a modifying influence on men's passions, and protect them from the more violent forms of fanatical fever, as we are protected from smallpox by vaccination.
But the Mahommedan religion increases, instead of lessening, the fury of intolerance.
It was originally propagated by the sword, and ever since, its votaries have been subject, above the people of all other creeds, to this form of madness. In a moment the fruits of patient toil, the prospects of material prosperity, the fear of death itself, are flung aside.
The more emotional Pathans are powerless to resist. All rational considerations are forgotten.
Seizing their weapons, they become Ghazis—as dangerous and as sensible as mad dogs: While the more generous spirits among the tribesmen become convulsed in an ecstasy of religious bloodthirstiness, poorer and more material souls derive additional impulses from the influence of others, the hopes of plunder and the joy of fighting.
Thus whole nations are roused to arms. Thus the Turks repel their enemies, the Arabs of the Soudan break the British squares, and the rising on the Indian frontier spreads far and wide.
In each case civilisation is confronted with militant Mahommedanism. The forces of progress clash with those of reaction.
The religion of blood and war is face to face with that of peace. Luckily the religion of peace is usually the better armed. The Story of the Malakand Field Force: I pass with relief from the tossing sea of Cause and Theory to the firm ground of Result and Fact.
It is better to be making the news than taking it; to be an actor rather than a critic. Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result. How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries!ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD Biblical Reasons Why 'Promise Keepers' is Wrong Later in that same speech as he sought to goad all the clergy present at the Detroit meeting to attend the Atlanta clergy conference he said, "if a guy says that he doesn't want to go, he needs to be able to tell us why he doesn't want to go.' (Who is Bill.
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