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Reply to AMK. Thank you for showing Islam as the true religion. Let's pass the 10 criteria test.

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Submitted by John Bastile (Malaysia), Nov 30, 2005 at 21:03

Dear AMK,

I refer to your weblog dated November 30, 2005 at 08:52.

Thank you for coming to support Scholar and defend your religion. The last few weblogs came hard on him. If he conducts himself in a scholary manner, he may not have to endure this.

From your entries, I reckon that you consider yourself "lucky" because you were born into a muslim family and you faith holds you to qualify for heaven while the rest were born and predestined for hell. Yes, AMK, when a child is born, muslims believe that an angel will be there to decide whether it is heaven or hell. No choice. That's why, you felt that we may either be ‘lucky' like you or ‘condemned' because Allah has already decided to seal our eyes and ears from the ‘truth'.

You said that you do not want to kill or fight anyone. I believe you. Most humans, except for the fanatics and evil, are peaceful. That makes two of us and I believe billions more. We want a peaceful life. We want progress and seek wealth both material and spiritual.

Like you said, you would fight if you are attacked. You will defend your house if invaded. You said that it is Islam. I say that it is not Islam, it's HUMAN. Sooner or later, as we all develop further in our faiths, we'll come to a point known as the Golden Rule. That's how we become integrated and learn what is good and what is evil. Which human will not fight when attacked?

You know what, I was pondering about all the world's religion from the beginning until now. You now, names of Zeus, Apollo, Venus, Jupiter, and Mars were some names of ancient gods. I wonder why people worship them and how religions come about. One religion will call the other religion, Satan's religion. Thus, religious wars were committed and countless people died from them.

Let's take the case. Let's imagine that Satan wanted to destroy humanity. He saw that many of us are worshipping God and tried to lead us astray. Sin causes death. Therefore salvation has to be paid. Who died for you so that you may live?

So, Satan decided to have his own religion!! He tried Satanism. Sadly, it didn't work. Satanists were immediately vulgar and were often neutralized quickly. The lesson learned is that pure evil cannot manifest for too long. Like you, most humans are good and peaceful. We will not allow evil to manifest. We will defeat evil.

A more effective way is to blend evil with some elements of ‘truths', so that the people will be confused. Whenever an enlightened person wanted to reveal Satan, his worshippers will quickly retort by claiming the ‘truths' or kill him. In that way, Satan is able to maintain a sustainable religion that can then par with other world religion that promotes peace. Sadly, Satan is defeated once again because when his religion grew, many of Satan's worshippers, born into the religion, by virtue of being God's creation, are good and peaceful. Therefore, they cling to the elements of ‘truths', instead of following his core teachings – which is to kill everyone else, conquer and subjugate the entire world. God is everywhere. Even when Satan directed his followers to prostate in a certain direction, not all of his obedient followers will be doomed to hell because in their hearts, they are still good. God shall be the judge.

Now, let's see how we can identify Satan's religion. There must be certain indicators. Below are the TOP TEN measures of identifying Satan's religion.

1. When Satan approached a person, it has to be a dark environment, like at night or in a dark cave. Unlike Moses where he was approached in daylight. The person visited by Satan will have fear seizing him. He will be suicidal as the presence of evil overwhelms him. No prophets of God felt suicidal. Mostly unworthy or incompetent of His call.

2. Since Satan refused to accept that humans are ‘higher' than angels, Satan will want to "lower" the status of human and reduce them to "animal" level. Satan's promise is a reward to satisfy human's most basic animal instincts – sex, power and food. His Garden of Paradise will be about flowing wine, big breasted perpetual virgins and big palaces for his followers to live like kings with a big harem. There shall be no talk of any commune with him as he hates humans.


3. Since Satan is envious of human and the beauty of human, even in the physical form, he would want his followers to cover themselves from head to toe. The body becomes something to be ashamed of. God creations shall be covered and hidden from viewing. Furthermore, some of God's creations will be called dirty and cannot be touched.

4. Since money is a powerful driving force, Satan shall promise his followers that should they follow him, he shall grant them the wealth of neighbouring countries and empires. He will lead them to attack and raid neighbouring towns. Kill their men and enslaves the women and children.

5. War is Satan's favorite pastime. Therefore, his religion will be militant. There will be roles for his followers to be warriors. Rewards will be promised for those who die in battles. Deserters will be punished and killed. Satan will decree: Kill all apostates.

6. Sex is also a prominent force to deal with. Most of God's people would either deny sex or restraint from it during their spiritual journey. Satan's religion, of course, would encourage it. Therefore, it would only be complete if the followers of Satan commit all sexual crimes possible – pedophilia, incest, illicit sex and rape. His prophet would be the MODEL of all his followers, so Satan's prophet will be granted special privileges when it comes to having multiple sexual partners and incestuous partners. There shall be Satan's divine revelations to curtail any suspecting good followers when a scandal is caused by his prophet. Therefore, Satan's holy book will have verses meant ONLY for his prophet – to give him the licence to have sex with whoever he desires. Laws may be made to favor his prophet personally but cause sufferings to countless many of his followers. For example, rape victims under Satan's laws may be required to produce numerous eyewitnesses to the crime. Otherwise, it shall be deemed as a false accusation and be whipped. If the rape victim is pregnant, Satan would decree a death punishment.


7. Satan also hates the freedom of choice that humans were given. Therefore, Satan would design a method to curb his followers and enslave them with rituals. One possible ritual would be to make them prostrate to him 24 hours a day. Maybe every half hour. That would be about 50 times a day. His prophet may have to negotiate to reduce the number down. Anyone who doesn't follow the rituals will be flogged or even killed. Bonus points will be promised to those who perform more rituals or memorize chanting prayers.

8. The lesson learnt is that if Satan's religion was purely unique, it may be defeated easily with rational thinking of educated people. His prophet may spew out Satanic Verses. Therefore, he has to fuse his religion with other God's religions. You know, borrow one practice here and adopt another practice there. This gives the appearance that his followers also ‘worship' the same God. Furthermore, Satan's followers will response immediately and with hostility to any doubters or critics. Deception and assassination shall be Satan's weapons.


9. The essence of Satan is hate and his ultimate destination is hell. Therefore, one way to reveal his religion is to look at his ‘holy' book and look for signs. His holy book will contain hate verses for all those who do not follow Satan. He will call for conversion or killing of unbelievers. He will have vivid and fanciful ideas about torturing people. His ‘holy' book will be filled with promises of torments.

10. The last way to identify Satan's religion is to look at the way his prophet would die. God would ensure his prophets die only after fulfilling his requests and done his Will. Stories, either facts or myths, would immortalize a prophet. Like, the chariot of fire for Eliza. Satan's prophets and rulers would likely die as a result of assassinations, poisonings or other cruel deaths, perpetrated by his own people. Most importantly, his prophets or rulers would die prematurely without any warning or accomplishing his will.


Now, can you tell me whether such Satan's religion is present in our world? Even so, I still believe that most of Satan's followers today, if your answer is yes to the question above, are good and peaceful people. They are victims of ignorance. Subjugated with poor self-esteem and intellectual curiosity, most of Satan's followers will just follow the rituals and just manifest the goodness of hearts, that God grant at birth. Therefore, fairy tale Satan's followers are safe.

What I am worried about and rally all good men to fight is the true followers of Satan's religion. The true worshippers will desire to kill all of us and implements Satan's laws on earth.

We are not after fairy-tale worshippers. They can conduct their rituals in peace. They leave us alone, we leave them alone. We are after the true worshippers. We have to defend our lives.

By the way, AMK, your examples of Indonesia and Malaysia are exceptions to the conquests of Spain, Eygpt, Eastern Europe, India and Persia. Moreover, if you do study the spread of Islam in Southeast Asia, you will discover that it was because of "trade routes diplomacy" with Arab traders. The Hindus were killed in Indonesia and were reduced to Bali. Until today, the Hindus in Bali are still being bombed. The Christians in Ambon are being persecuted.

For the history of Malacca, it was a case of coup d'etat where a muslim killed the hindu heir and seized the throne. Sadly, that leaves you with no further example on the spread of Islam on peaceful accord. Refer to http://www.gimonca.com/sejarah/sejarah01.shtml
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