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What else does Islam "NOT" mean??

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Submitted by Seamus MacNemi (United States), Jun 30, 2007 at 01:36

Islam does not mean a lot of things. It does NOT mean submission to tyranny at the hands of an Arab, or anyone else for that matter. It does NOT mean submission to any so called religious authority. In fact the pure concept of Islam calls into question the presumption of authority in any human institution.

If G-d is the final arbiter then the assumed authority of one man over another is a total nonsequitor. It has no validity what so ever. The Mosque and the Church have only the authority that you are willing to grant in your lives. If you grant them no authority then they can have no effect on you. Fools can murder your body but they cannot touch your soul. No man living or dead can ever determine whether or not you will go to heaven and no man living or dead can determine for you what your relationship with G-d is or will be. You are free, as free as you wish to be. You are not bound by any religious doctrine or man made religious law. You do not have to ascribe to any theological doctrine in order to be acceptable to G-d.

Sharia is a man made law. It does not come from G-d so you do not have to accept it. The truth of G-ds law is written in the heart of every man and woman. What is written on partchment is not what is written on the heart. If you listen to the pure voice of the soul within you then you will never cause harm to anyone. You will be unable to do so. Your own soul will not permit it. You are FREE ABSOLUTELY FREE to do as you will in this life.

Those who wish to remain slaves may do so but it is only by their own willingness that they are slaves. If you do not wish to be a slave then you have to take up the reins of your life and be your own master. Those who do not master themselves will, like children, always be mastered by circumstance or by others.

The choice is yours. Will you choose to be blown about by the winds of circumstance and the whim of chance or will you determine for yourself what your life will be. G-d does not want to see you groveling on your faces like a whipped dog. HE wants to see you standing up straight before him and looking him straight in the eye. When you turn your eye away from HIM, HE knows that you are trying to hide something. What is it that you are trying to hide?

Adam's sin was Adams alone. You are not responsible for his sin. But you will be held accountable for your own sins. If you have sinned against your neighbor then confess and make amends to your neighbor. if you have sinned against G-d then confess to G-d and make amends to G-d. But do not confuse you neighbor with G-d. NO man living or dead was, is or ever will be G-d. Only G-d is G-d

Prophets come and prophets go. The prophets are only messengers. They are not the message, but why do you praise the messenger and ignore the message? The path and the guide have no meaning once the destination is in sight. The eye of the soul sees the destination but the eyes of the blind must be opened. You cannot give a blind man sight by beating him.

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