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Wake Up: Conversions begin at home.

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Submitted by p.o.d. (Kuwait), Dec 7, 2005 at 12:46

Simple advice: Preventative medicine and responsible parenting.

Raise your children in a healthy, loving, family atmosphere. Teach them your religious beliefs. Incorporate the word "love" and forgiveness into your life, then practice it. Prevent conversion with the example in your own home. Ask yourself why did these Christian children accept Islam? If you search, you will see a pattern, that began with a lapse in your own practices at home. Oh, and not raising them with any religion is a sure fire mistake. I've met athiest converts, too.

If she/he comes home declaring their interest in Islam, ask them to make a "responsible" decision. For example, neither Christianity or Judaism are religions that would "allow" you to convert without a formal education program. Religion is not a "fly by night" joke, it is a responsibility to learn it. It's beliefs, it's laws, it's teachings, if there is an apostasy clause, marriage laws, how men and women are to be treated, oh, and how many spouses a man can legally have. The correct answer, is 4.

Now, until you"ve taken at least a year of intensive study in a religion you intend to convert to for life, with trained teachers, how can you profess to be of that faith? Since when can you merely sign a declaration of any faith, without full knowledge of what your signing? Many years ago, I was asked to sign this paper by reciting a few words. No questions asked. I had never even read the Quran. Not a single verse. I've seen this happen to others, too. Amazing, to me looking back in retrospect.

As for the women, if your daughter or any female wants to marry a man of another faith, why are you NOT speaking against it? No Muslim family would accept their daughter marrying out of Islam, and as for their sons, they also would be chastised. Just say No. Why are our church leaders allowing Muslims to marry in Churches with Christian women? Muslim men can have 4 wives, so where is the "two shall become one" which is a holy sacrament? Ask your local pastor or priest his opinion on marrying out of faith couples.

Wake up, and see the implications. What religion will your grandchildren be? Imagine all the diversity when you're facing it daily. Reading it in the newspapers is not reality.

Time for families to be "responsible" for their children. Education begins at home. Sadly, some of us learn the painful way. One cannot live regrets, but one can spare others, with their knowledge....

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