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Submitted by shortie (United States), Aug 24, 2006 at 01:29

Its a shame what happens when people don't understand things, and situations only get worse when the wrong people are leaders. I think ALL religions deep at heart have the same general goals- to try and promote the goodness of mankind and to revere something that hopefully we will all get to see or meet one time.

Sadly, I think the problem with the Muslim religion are the FOLLOWERS; I am not saying all are up to no good, but its only the bad ones making the news.

They claim their actions are done because of a religious cause, but let's face it- it is NOT being done in a nice way. And to make matters worse, there are crazy people who believe they are doing right by religion.(SIDE NOTE: Terrorist is such a politicaly correct term- you kill 1 person or a 1,000- its murder. Terrorists ARE MURDERERS!) I think its time for the 'good' followers of Islam to get rid of their 'bad' halves.

What about that poor man who was a Christian, and then once he became public, the whole country wanted to hill him. Where is the sanity there? ( And I am not saying Christians are perfect- every religion has its hypocrites and bad eggs)

People believe America should have not gone to the Middle East. However, when the Middle East controls the fate of the world's oil industry and make lots of money off our ridiculous gas prices and then proceed to put the 'hard-earned' monies to non-humanitairan ways, (weapons, nukes, bombs, poor quality of life etc), who would not want to get invovled. 9/11 was America's wake-up call, in that America SHOULD open its eyes to the Middle East. 9/11 took America's full attentiom, along with the rest of world.

And if you are going to say, there were no mass destruction weapons found, then I say, well that brings up another 'can of worms' - the UN are too damn politically corrupt or up each other's 'bums.' There was enough time to move the shite out. And then if you say, 'How would you like it if someone barged down your door to look for things,' I say, everyone knows we have weapons and we dont have trigger-happy or button-happy pushers in charge of them claiming they are doing the will of a religion by taking out a country here or there.

And while I have the stand, why can't people respect each other's beliefs- Why can't insane people who claim religion is their cause just be labeled as insane!

I see NO difference between the 'murderers' (terrorists) and Hitler, or those in command who stood by and did nothing @ the Rwanda genocide.

With all being said, I love the idea of bringing home the American women and men from the Middle East; I personally think, no matter what happens, since the beginning of time the Middle East has been in turmoil, and sadly I do not see a solution any time soon.

"Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory. It can no longer serve to settle disputes. It can no longer be of concern to great powers alone. For a nuclear disaster, spread by winds and waters and fear, could well engulf the great and the small, the rich and the poor, the committed and the uncommitted alike. Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind."

"Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount."

War happens for many reasons- politics, religion, greed, but why not LOVE?

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