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"Control mechanisms" don't give you freedom of choice

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Submitted by Stephen Phillips (United States), Sep 10, 2006 at 20:13

I'm Christian but I don't have to be. If I forsook my faith today my God would be saddened, angered and disappointed in me. But he would say "But you have no choice in the matter so pick up your bible, bear your cross and follow me." That would be the case with Islam but Christians have freedom of choice in the matter of whether or not they follow Christ. I CHOOSE to be Christian because I love the idea of loving God first and loving all people second. Plus Christianity has proven to me over more than 20 years that it is the most beautiful, powerful, truthful and loving religion of them all. People need to get rid of the "grey areas" because they don't exist. If it loves it is from God. If it does not love it is not of God and automatically of Satan. Islam does not love. Anyone who insists that it does is either brainwashed, monumentally ignorent or desperately wicked. Just like there are no moderate or extreme muslims. They think the same and if they don't blow up people then they aid and abet such actions. "Moderates" are just as guilty and no better than the extremists. None of them love and if you don't have love you cannot please God.

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