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in response to reader comment: a very big village full of puppets is the dream, and every single person should resist that

Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), Dec 19, 2009 at 03:17

Yasemin writes:

"..........First, I am not non-Mouslim, "

And yet you live in Turkey? I'm so very, very surprised.

"in contrary I prefer to be a Mouslim. "
'prefer' implies informed choice and lack of subtle let alone, overt coercion though. So you're in a little bit of a dilemma.

"But I'm also very happy living in a country that is secular. "
Yes - as truly secular as Turkey demonstrably is.

"....To be a Mouslim means to be innocent in every aspect. No lies, no killings, no theft, no explotation, not to be arrogant, instead share your wealth, your food, and if you are not good to people Allah does not accept any of yor prayers and worships. This is the essence."

And so it is with the ideals of all religions - yet muslims consider there particular brand to be superior.

"Islam is supposed to improve accordingly to the human development."
So what went wrong?

"Kuran says, Allah gave you mind, who does not use it is not a good Mouslem. "
Question - are the people using their knowledge of electronics to turn mobile phones into detonators for bombs and improvised explosive devices to be used in their imagined service to allah - good muslims?

'......Sheriat laws were meant to improve the social life, to improve the status of women (who were treated lower than animals in those days) to a better being, (now none can be acceptible ofcourse, it is really written in what circumstances can women be beaten-so that they would not be beaten to death as it was then etc.) the trade relations and so on - OF A COMMUNITY LIVING IN THOSE PLACES AT THOSE TIMES."

What you are implying then is that women are NOW treated fairly in Islamic communities? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2EFCYc2JhY&feature=related

Yet still we see muslims promulgating those same laws - because the Koran is 'perfect' and Muslims everywhere are still trying to emulate the life of the 'perfect man'. Better for you to tell this to those people affected by and living under this fundamental misunderstanding - rather than to try to make excuses for poor behaviour to bemused Westerners.

"Instead of the essence, taking nonimproving rules as the centre of your life is far away from using your mind."
yes - robots too perform rule-based behaviours.

"Belief is between you and God. In Islam one of the greatest revolution compared to all previous religions is that THERE IS NO RELIGIOUS PRIESTHOOD between the person and Allah."

You mean that sheiks, muftis , imams and ayatollahs don't really exist ? (as distinct from just being meaningless non-entities). Who are those people I see on TV wearing the funny costumes and hats then? Often exhorting thousands of people at mosques etc to shout in unison 'death to America', 'death to Denmark, 'death to Israel ' , death to 'etc

'You are always all alone with Allah in your heart.'
Of course you're always alone. You must have heard the saying 'We're all in this together, alone.'

'And dieties are strictly forbidden.'
Wasn't allah a deity? (Question - is Jenny Craig, the weight-loss goddess - a diety?)

"So much forbidden that it turned into prohibiting paintings and sculptures (again an exaggerated decision, far from the real objective)."
So you agree that Islam is not perfect - that a LOT needs to change?

"The religious personalities are allowed only to teach. That is all."
Like Sheik Chaudhary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u38g2XhEuMw&feature=related

and Omar Bakri mohammed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRYARwdcB40&feature=related

presently jailed in the UK etc. Or the local clown, Sheik Hillaly here in Australia,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ma5N63C88Gc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DKEOLDmuoo&NR=1

teaching amongst other absurdities that western women are uncovered meat and that it is all their fault when they get raped by muslims (who would never dreamm of raping a muslim girl).

Or other apopleptic figures such as

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj29Df-fy5M&feature=related

and the entities expounding their message of love, tolerance and enlightenment shown in clips such as

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocU5x_03MDM&feature=related

The point is - it is what they teach that counts.

" Other purposes are strictly forbidden. No one can represent you in front of Allah and ifever any one claims that he or she is the worldly representer of Allah's wishes he has done the worst sin according to Kuran."
So you mean when the imam exhorts 'death to the USA' , 'death to Israel' etc - this is NOT really what allah wants after all? And that these people have misunderstood the true meaning of the prevalent and venomously anti-semitic, anti-infidel passages in the Koran?

" A person should obey only and only to Allah."
And not a legalisticly follow a human created book http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUCiSGodWK0&feature=related and not the counterfeit voices in his/her head which masquerade as coming from a divine source - nor a stupid interpretation of a 7th century Bedouin belief system.

"But, what do we see now? We see people using Islam to control and exploit his community, with both roles; as the president and as the religious leader, in the non secular countries."
So Islam has left a gullible 'burak-believing' but perhaps well-intentioned majority (followers of the 'perfect man' - a 53 year old who slept with a nine year old girl) - pre-disposed to being totally deceived? I am totally shocked. How could this be?

"And, there is another truth now. Since the Western countries have imperialistic dreams and goals over the oppressed communities which many are ruled with Islam, when they oppose or contravene this hostility are only and wrongly regarded as religious opposition. And so it became true and the real resistants to imperialism are the Mouslim countries. The others try to zigzag around the problem."

If all the Islamic countries were somehow excised from the world - there would be no change to behaviour of the western countries. They do not seek to dominate or control the Islamic world. In fact - if you could just keep to yourselves - and let us keep to ourselves and don't try to impose your viewpoint or have your highly devoted but non-medicated devotees follow the mandate that your 'supreme religion' must cover the whole earth - then we would be quite happy

"If this goes on like that, ─░slam will be the only power which resist imperialism."
you forget Islamic imperialism - which it does follow,

" Then the community of those countries will have no opportunity tochange the sheriat laws, but instead will use all their power to resist the imperialistic savagery of the West. And some of the West loves to name it a religious war, to hide away their emperialist wishes and savagery. And... "
It's not a religious war at all - agnostics, atheists and religious people share a common perception. That they do not want their cultures affected by barbarism. If there was another cult or philosophy that was as insidious as Islam - it, too would be opposed. That has been demonstrated in the past. We're not picking on islam for islam's sake.

"and also, all the evil will look as doable to the Islamic communities since they are the ones who are killed by the bombs everyday in Afghanistan in Irak in Palastine and without any discrimination of innocent and children,"

They had 10 good long years in the 80's Iraq/Iran war to observe muslim on muslim bombs and other behaviour, remember. And currently still in Darfur, Pakistan , afghanistan etc

"The world has a new turning point; The effort of the powerfull countries and leaders to make all the people of the world as similar as carbon copies."

Greed knows no bounds and certainly that is the motivation behind globalism . It is supported by filthy rich arab sheiks as well as by western interests

" The same way of living, the same thoughts, the same beliefs, the same way of consuming, the same food, the same education, the same games, the same understandings about anything, the same children, maybe no children, controlled population, controlled behaviours, controlled entertainment, controlled reading, controlled talking, controlled internet, controlled art.... i.e a very big village full of puppets."

They are cunning enough to make it appear that we have choice - so you should just limit it to - the same media, and internet control. 'They' are corporations interested in generating more money for themselves - so are interested in only those situations which will allow this. So population control means less consumers - why would they want that?

If anything - we do have more choice in food, media, entertainment, literature and everything else - as the free production of goods and services generates income for corporations. If they come out with a good product - people will buy it . Making more choice available leads to a rise in the middle classes - populaces who tend to expect - and get - more choice in their lives - including to expect more from their 'leaders' . If they don't get that they quickly realise that their 'leaders' are a basically egotists and a sham.

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