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Always a pleasure to hear from you "Ianus"!

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Submitted by kman (United States), Jan 20, 2009 at 19:18

I don't get much in the way of direct replies from the Muslims either. They reply, but I have to hunt those replies down. I don't have the time I used to. My computer connection got hosed up so it is in the shop for a few more days, and I'm using my wife's computer. It doesn't like me, so my style is a little crimped here lately.

I used to be of your persuasion on the "god" front until the "only" God stepped in and laid an ambush. I was an atheist long and strong until I had one of those "experiences" that he set me up for. I was told to read his "Word". I did so with no outside involvement of the human kind. I was astonished to find the Bible (New Testament first) saying what it did. I waited for the first lie to jump out and grab me. God reached me for a year and a half.

Jesus Christ was and still is the real thing. I can't say much for a lot of those who think they know him, but there are a great number who really do. Try a New Testament some time & note how little Jesus talks about the irrelevant customs and culture of his day. He's very strong on truth, integrity, and love of the real kind. He displayed great power, too, for those who need a few pyrotechnics to get their attention. Bypass the "church" culture & give it an honest look of your own. The real believers eventually find the real clusters despite the legions of hypocrites and pretenders in all of the "churches".

I found the man/God to be everything he claimed to be but it requires an honest effort. If a person doen't want a truth that may point him inan uncomfortable direction then there are numerous ways to escape. The vast majority choose to escape, and will be shown their choice when humanity has taken its last lethal step.

I did the church thing as a youth because "mom" said it was the right thing. I took a look at all religions for awhile and then opted out. I thought it was all baloney for 13 years.

Every human being bails on their own moral belief (religious or non-) eventually & that is where God has them by the throat. We all cheat on our own belief at some point.

It should be more than evident by now, that there is no system of government that will prevail when man takes it over. The U.S. was man's last great chance. It worked very well until man decided to take the helm of a government that was set up by deeply godly people. I don't call them perfect because there has only been one perfect human - the Christ. Those "godly" people knew who was in control, and as long as the people of the U.S. stayed with it, so did the nation. We lost it, though, as some are ignorantly fond of saying.

Islam won't be defeated by people who haven't enough of a base to die for their beliefs. The Creator sent prophets who stated as much. "The door is narrow and few will walk through it." Islam will prevail for awhile. As the Revelation from John said, though, God will step in when man has demonstrated his total failure one last time.

The God that makes a buy-in of "truth" a requirement is the only God that could have built a universe based on the truth of his tools - math, chemistry, physics, etc. A Saturn Five rocket will fail on all attempts to launch and safely return its human cargoes until men and women replicate truth as perfectly as possible.

Humanity can not run any less successfully without the acceptance of the same truthful God that made all of creation. He made one part of his creation capable of existing despite believing and practicing "lie". That "existing", though has a finite expiration date. Meanwhile, He has chosen & is choosing amongst those who chose and are choosing truth, love, integrity, and the one who paid the price of our buying into lie and hate.

Sorry to get off topic, but it is the only valid topic that will hold against the evil that inevitably comes of wrong beliefs.

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