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Response to Akbar's "Numbers Do Matter"

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Submitted by Servant of Christ (United States), Oct 3, 2006 at 15:42

"Numbers do matter because Christian nations are currently ruling the world and it is the religion of favor for the rulers of the world. So quite naturally third world countries and the poor should be more tempted to convert to it so they could improve their economic status. Islam is under relentless attack and does not show any positive signs any where you look. So under this one would suspect that Islam should not be growing, but this is further from the case. The religion of the sword is actually spreading in rich Christian nations faster than in third world countries! Wow! This is happening even without some Arabs riding horses in the West with a sword making people convert to Islam."

These rich Christian nations you speak of in Europe right? In that case, Europe is going through a serious decline in theism due to the acceptance of Darwinism. Also, Europe a negative growthrate. Most of the Christian families don't have many children or none at all while the Muslim families do. Hence, it is very logical.

"So if Islam can grow at a time when it is not at it's Zenith, then what is going to happen when it return to it's zenith. So while the disbelievers continue to state lies about Islam being spreaded by the sword reality points to the truth. If you are a Christian there should be some concern about the state of your religion."

Islam is being both spread by the sword and by birth. Look at the Middle East, I can bring up numerous testimonies of Muslim converts to Christianity who have been tortured and persecuted. And there are numerous stories of Muslim converts to Christianity being executed and killed. If Islam is not spread by the sword, then why does Allah permit violence? If Islam is so peace-loving, why must Muslims attack Christians such as after Pope QUOTED a Mideival Crusader's words?

And finally, you seemed to have missed my point. Again, numbers do not matter and are irrelevant in determining a God. You seemed to have misplaced the context I was speaking in. Numbers do not decide if Allah exists or not. God is not dependent on how many people believes Him. Rather we are dependent on whether or not He exists. So as you can see, God is objective not subjective to our beliefs. Many people may wish that I don't exist, but no matter how hard they think that, no matter how big the number of people think it, I will still exist. Likewise, God, who is infinitely greater than I, who is beyond human comprehension, is completely objective to our beliefs.

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