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Islam goes against a god of peace

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Submitted by A Quiet Man (United States), May 21, 2010 at 16:09

I am seeing the Islamic religion as one that tends to use fear and violence as a means to make converts. I see the videos of 12 year old Muslim children cutting off heads of men, large crowds of Muslims cheering on as Muslim clerics approve beheading murders of men, the raping of women to "convert" them. The list goes on. I realize that false Christian religions have all done the same in the name of their "God". Violence is very much on the rise throughout the earth as prophesied from long ago.
However, why is there not a enraged outcry from the Islamic leaders about the very real atrocities going on around the world in the name of Allah? If indeed Islam is so special, there should be a united and concerted effort on the part of Islamic leaders throughout the world to fully and unconditionally condemn such behavior. Very much makes it appear as just another "false religion". I am from America and do not agree with physical wars of any kind. I study with the Jehovah's Witnesses and do not see truth in any religion that promotes violence in such a callous matter. I also realize that we are in the end of times and so must expect such behaviors, although I'm always amazed how such large groups of people can be made to believe nearly anything, whether it be governments or religous authorities telling them what to think.
I believe a theocracy is man's only salvation. I do not believe that men can possibly rule themselves apart from God. I see that God has told us there will be an end to man's rule and then we will be back on the road to perfection. However, the bible tells us it will be a time of great joy to all, not the mindless chanting of the followers of men. I believe that the Bible is the word of God as well as the history of man. I do not believe that Muhammed could have been a prophet of God due to his inconsistancy with Bible teachings. I believe Jesus was God's only begotten son (his first creation), that He indeed died for us, and was resurrected (Jesus tells us so), and that through him lies salvation.I believe in constant study and meditation on Bible teachings. I sense that the true God is in fact a loving God.
Some would label me a mindless, unthinking robot. So be it. Like most men I would seek to know of God and the "truth". I study what I consider to be the way to know God, ponder it, reach conclusions, make decisions based on those conclusions. I like the fact that the Jesus gives the commandment to "love your neighbor as yourself". He does not want humans to force anyone to become a convert to truth. He does want everyone to hear the word of God and make their own decision. God has warned us of our great enemy Satan, and the false prophets that will come in order to confuse all mankind. God has said many types of religions will come but we will recognize the true one by its fruitage. God is love and does not want any to be destroyed, but it is the individual choice of man to make his own decision.
This happens to be my choice. I don't believe that if someone else does not agree to my conclusions that I must kill them or force my way of thinking upon them with human threats of any kind. I know that other so-called Christian religions and groups will persecute me also. However at this time I'm not expecting them to kill me for my beliefs. I want only peace for my family, myself, and I pray that it will come soon to all the earth. I think people should watch out for a real evil in the world, "the wicked one who is misleading the entire inhabited earth". Being an imperfect man, I must always struggle to love and not hate, to try to live as one that our heavenly Father would be proud of, we are all God's children.

Forgive my somewhat jumbled writing, I am not a learned man, these are just my humble feelings.

Thank you,
A Quiet Man

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