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Naseem get a grip on reality

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Submitted by Maggie4Life (Australia), Oct 5, 2006 at 21:22

Naseem,

a spammer is one who goes to different lists and carries the same message but who does not get involved in real dialogue. This is the way that you have behaved on other forums. It is also consistent with your remarks on a subject that you have not studied in any detail.

Since you have not bothered to read the text of the speech at Regensberg you have gone along with the dopes who are constantly stirring up trouble, and who are always looking for a way to start another outburst of three year old tantrums and rage - after all this is proving a good tactic of intimidation in the west, and so many European nations have caved in because of these tantrums.

The Regensberg speech is a private paper that was for the benefit of the students of the university. The subject matter was faith and reason. It was not concerned about Islam. I have learned a little more about the original circumstances, for it appears that the Persian interlocuter was so taken by the arguments of the emperor that he was willing to convert to Christianity. To me, it is obvious that the Persian was a good man in the heart, and that is where it matters.

The imams who provoked the outburst of rage, are indeed responsible for the vandalism and the deaths that occurred in the name of Islam. This is the whole point that was being raised by the original author. There is so much violence in Islam because it was Mohammed who promoted the violence. The Pope was in fact addressing the lack of reason involved in the provocation to violence. The people who acted like three year olds thowing a tantrum proved the point that was being made.

What you fail to understand, is that even if this remark was directed at Islam, it was also directed at all who prefer solving these matters through the use of force. Josef Ratzinger, who is Pope Benedict XVI had first hand experience with the criminal Nazis in Germany. All the boys were forced to join Hitler youth, yet young Josef refused to go to the weekly meetings. Somehow he managed to get away with missing the meetings. In other words he refused to participate in the propaganda sessions of Hitler youth. He also refused to do his duty when he found himself in a situation of having to defend against the English bombers. He deserted his post. This is a man who stands firm against using violence to solve issues.

We have taken the time to examine the life of Mohammed and one of his bad fruits was the promotion of violence and especially the murder of others. Islam was spread by the sword because Mohammed claimed that he had the divine authority to kill anyone who refused to submit to him. In contrast Jesus never raised a finger against anyone. He did not advocate violence. This is a major stumbling block for the Jews, and it is a stumbling block that remains to this day. Jesus is the Messiah. He is the Son of God. He is more than a prophet because He alone is Divine, whilst at the same time He was mortal. He came to fulfill the Scripture. When one studies the Scripture of the Old Testament one finds the references to the Messiah, especially the precursors of the Messiah. He is the one who is the Suffering Servant of Isaiah. He is the Son of Man as described in the Book of Daniel. He came so that we might live in the Kingdom of Heaven. The Jews did not understand that Jesus is the Messiah because they had come to expect that the Anointed One would be someone who would lead them into battle against their enemy at the time - the Romans. However, that was not God's plan.

The Scripture of the Torah, the Wisdom Books and the Prophets, tells me that our God is a God of Justice, Peace, Love, Compassion and Mercy. This image is the exact opposite of how Allah is depicted. According to the Koran Allah is harsh, and Allah permits all sorts of perversions, including having sex with a 9 year old girl, and permitting the temporary marriage. Allah also permits the murder of anyone who does not convert to Islam. If that image of Allah is contrasted with the beautiful words that are found in the Book of Isaiah, where God calls "Come back to Me", one can see that the alleged prophet Mohammed is one who is false. The Muslim perception of Allah is one that is incompatible with the Scriptures that existed for hundreds to thousands of years prior to the writing of the Koran.

Before you go making false claims about the intentions of Pope Benedict you need to read the full context of the speech. How else can you understand why there was a reference to an obscure work in the first place. The blame for the violence rests with those who were in the mosques delivery fiery speeches, and who refrained from telling the truth. It is about time that you widened your horizens, got a grip on reality, read the Bible, and become a Christian convert.

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