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All the ingredients for disaster

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Submitted by William East (United States), Jan 31, 2013 at 20:24

Egyptian Christian has described the entire process of Islamic war with precision and grace. His message speaks with the force of historical accounts and his own personal witness. The taking of women for the sole purpose of justified rape and enslavement. The right to observe his own faith is taken away. He does not enjoy the same legal standing in matters of law.

The moderate majority of Muslim practice, they believe, a superior mandate. They demand adherence to their belief system, a system of legalistic and ritualistic observances designed to gain the approbation of God. They believe in doing so that they gain God's approval, resisting the realization that God's Holiness is unmatchable. But there you have it, the system they adhere to steadfastly maintains that man, in and of himself, can behave in a way that appeases God's Holiness. I reject this idea completely. God does not lower his standards to accept the limited righteousness of any man.

Those Muslims that practice justified violence do so with a sense of entitlement. This isn't robbery or rape... God gives me this as a reward. This continuing historical violence is meted out by those who consider themselves to be wearing the mantle righteousness.

Islam is not a religion that is practiced individually in free service before God. One does not have the freedom to make a personal choice. And without choice there can be no true service to God. Islam proves itself to be false since it is practiced, and by mandate, through enforcement.

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