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Freedom of Choice in a Democracy, or Choose to Serve Islam: One Cannot Have Both

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Apr 17, 2008 at 15:52

Once it is irrevocably recognized that Islam, at its very basic level of functionality, is inconsistent with true democracy and cannot function like Christianity in a democracy, then every discussion regarding modifying Islam so that it may interact with other elements of world society will result in an impass, or worse, acquiesence.

It seems that it is impossible for many to recognize the true intent of Islam, as projected and implemented from its Prophet to today, that it is there to replace, at minimum, Judaism, and its New Testament extension, Christianity. All other belief systems are similarly categorized as inferior and expected to submit to Islam.

Any other persuasion to assimilate Islam is perceived by its more fervent followers as a betrayal to its Prophet and their beliefs, and in the final analyisis, Islam will not be so subliminated. It is for those who understand the stated intent that it is a tool for power to bring the world into conformance under the one system, to achieve its ideology to dominate the world. Listen to the imams that are the most revered as being the truest to Islam, and realize it is their dream.

Now, recognize here that true Christianity is theocratic in its inate nature, that those who are disciples of Yeshua HaMashiach, Jesus Christ, are followers of the King of kings, their sole Monarch. But it is of a realm not yet realized in this mortal existence that they, Christians, know that a time is just before us when all such things will be changed. In the meantime, Christian are admonished to observe the established legitimate government under which they live, and thus function in democracies with recognized appreciation of the liberties contained therein, such as freedom of worshipping as one's faith disposes. Such a thing cannot be reconciled with fundamentalist Islam.

Now, if one were to speculate that in a democracy that fundamentalist Islam, which, as mentioned cannot function in its base form in a democracy, is allowed the freedom of its religious expression, then we can draw to the inevitable conclusion that it is a self defeating situation for the democracy, that it has allowed the very instrument of its demise to practice for the destruction of the democracy. Further, integration of a diluted Islam is not a solution for the fundamentalist Muslim(which is the social battle found in Turkey), for then true Islam would cease to exist, such as one might expect of diluted Christianity like that seen in Europe and elsewhere.

The Truth remains in this, that when Christianity as practiced by the mainstream denominations cannot witness the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a democratic society without being diluted, then we will see that Islam will find it easier to distract the world until the return of the Anointed One of Israel, at which time democracy will have disappeared altogether, and every one will have to make a choice between servitude to Islam, or freedom in Jesus Christ.

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