You come so close, and still don't get it ...
Submitted by kman (United States), Jan 2, 2009 at 01:31
The "god" you allude to as not existing hates "religion" far more than you do. That includes many of those who call themselves by his name. Man has always had this penchant for re-defining "god" in terms that he likes, or understands, or can manipulate to his own way of thinking.
he has never changed. Many who calll themselves "Christians" have even lost the "sight" they may have once had. Notice, I said, "once". If you ever feel attracted to a God that represents absolute truth, integrity and love, try reading his book and studying it looking for those things of worth that you value. He sent his Son for you, and did every costly thing he could to get your attention. The vast majority of the human race sells out to what even they themselves believe, so you will have to fess uo to your own lie some day. Or you can just go on as you are convinced your little utopia is the end all.
You seem to think that a place where kids go to school like yours do where "all" children get along regardless of belief, is something unusual or rare. It used to be that way in the Middle East. there was a poerful FORCE that swept though there and changed things lethaly. They swept on into Europe with all the hatred they could muster and slaughtered, pillaged, raped, and tortured until another force realized the true objectives of the previous force.
Man always gets off God's track and tries to do things his own way, and tries to drag God's name into it.
Whether you call his believers and followers by whatever label, man will always mis-represent him eventually. You know the "book" and where to get a look at what is "claimed" to be the one God. If you choose not to take an honest and hard look for yourself, then you will never understand until it is to late. Neither, chances are, will your loved ones.
Go on believing as long as they will allow it to happen, that children rule. "They" will do all they can to delude into thinking they are harmless and just wish all our children to get along.
You have got to be a relative newcomer to this forum or you would have read by now those from your own nation that have spelled out the lie very eloquently of Islam. One day or night, "they will slit your throat with a smile on their face and with their own children safely tucked away at home. Once your community comes to the realization, that "something is wrong" the Muslims will withdraw their children into their own schools where they won't be infested with the truth that your community has come to late to realize.
I went to church with a man like you once who smilingly said that tears came to his eyes one day as he wtached his own children playing out in his back yard with the local muslim children. It was a sweet image, but, that is all it is - a temporary image. Most Muslims in my community have reached the stage where they homeschool their children. It's a pattern the Mohammad's followers have used for over 16 centuries. When you don't have the militant or political power, then seep into the society as the sweet innocents who just want to get along. Play the game as long as it takes. Once the militants start shrilly shrieking in your own llittle neighborhood, the game plan changes just as it has for 16 centuries.
I can tell you don't read much news of any relevance ot you would see the game for yourself.
The Muslims believe in a double headed god that changes chameleon like by whatever the circumstances call for. Their own book has an early belief written out by their prophet when he was a weakling. When circumstances change more favaorably for him, his beliefs and religion changed in like manner. He became a raging warrior who pillaged, murdered, and raped his own people. he then found success, and carried on the campaign.
His followers carried on that capaign for as long as it worked (until the much maigned Crusades), then became the peaceful tribal nations until World Wat II when they allied themselves with the Nazis.
Make a little effort to find the true history of Islam and your sweet little scene where children frolic in the sun will start looking like the first cells of cancer that they are. Many Muslims think even themsleves that all they want is to oursue a "peaceful" lifestyle. Sooner or later they cow to the miltants who quickly infiltrate their mosques and show them the "true" way of their Muhammad.
The latter part of Muhammads Quran is the one that supercedes the old "peaceful" one, and that is what your wondeful neighbors will eventually "see".
Or, you can just take the easy way that most people fall into, and just enjoy your sweet little scene, and gaze fondly out the window at your idealic little paradise. My own nation is ignorant of the first steps of Islam that are trying to unobtrusively worm its way into every city in our nation.
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