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The "It's not wrong until it happens to me" law and "Evil heart of unbelief"

Reader comment on item: The Evil Isn't Islam
in response to reader comment: America is evil? No way

Submitted by Stephen Phillips (United States), Sep 8, 2006 at 19:37

I remember about a decade ago that a piece of my property was stolen and when I told a friend about my outrage, this friend just kind of brushed the incident off and said that I shouldn't be so upset. This person went so far as to state that stealing isn't such a bad thing and that I should "get over it.".I finally gave up the discussion because I knew I would never get anywhere with a person who had such a small mind about big matters.

Well, lo and behold, this liberal minded, tolerant and nonjudgemental friend of mine had something stolen from him and you should have seen the rage, hellfire and brimstone spewing from his mouth, eyes and ears. He wanted me to see the theft for the gross miscarriage of justice and utterly atrocious act that it was. He even went so far as to ask me "What is this world coming to?" I couldn't work up any sympathy for my friend because I felt that he trivialized my feelings and me when he wrote off the theft that happened to me but expect my heart to unleash rivers of blood for his plight. I wasn't glad that someone "got back" at him. I was simply insulted by his arrogance.

Z... I truly mean no offense or harm on you but I get the feeling that you have never suffered any indignities that were perpetrated by Islam. I believe you excuse Islam's acts because well they happen over there and they don't directly affect you. Well what if a Mullah kidnapped you and forced you to commit unspeakable acts for his pleasure as part of his harem? As we speak this act has just been commited in some Muslim nation. I'm not wishing that this dirty deed happens to you Z, but perhaps you need a dose of real Islam to set you straight about it.

Or maybe something relatively harmless like being forced to cover your face, shut your trap and walk 15 feet behind your man who is considered your god. Or think about some poor Arab woman who was basically thrown away by her family and forced to marry a man who only wants her for her dowry. And after he gets the dowry he spends it on his pleasure, burns up wife number 3 and immediately goes shopping for wife number 4. this unspeakably barbaric act occurs daily in the Muslim world. I think I've said enough so I'll end with this:

The bible warns about an evil heart of unbelief. God says that man is without excuse because they should know Him by the things that are created. God's brilliance, power, love and so many other awesome traits are manifest by just looking at the things on this earth. you don't even have to look at the moon and the stars to see how awesome my God is. But after being given mountains of proof of how evil Islam is and you refuse to forsake it well my God states that your behavior is evil. So I'll stop preaching to you and start praying for you instead. Thank you commenter because I piggy backed on your response.

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