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I'm not sure about this

Reader comment on item: The Islamic Invasion: Confronting the World's Fastest Growing Religion
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Submitted by Nigel (Japan), Nov 29, 2006 at 08:29

I just found out about this book today.

This Christian(protestant) guy showed me these comics which gave reference to this book. Then I read parts of the book and I felt awkward, and confused. I am a muslim, but my first idea when I read these comics were, it must be some ignorant Christian trying hard to denounce other people. Which was true.

I used to go to church and think I was a Christian. I tried accepting Jesus as my savior, I was doing what Christians told me, I went to the bible studies, I went to Church 2 times a week. I did all that. And the whole time, I felt miserable, disowned by God, unnaccepted, and I was destined for Hell. Now I am in Japan, and I tried going to this Christian guy's bible study and nothing changed. Then I read the Koran and it spoke to me. It felt like I got a smack in the face to wake up, and now I am a confident Muslim.

So thats a bit of a back story so you might get an idea of where I am coming from. Unfortunatly Muslims, Christians, Jews will probably never become a big happy family. I myself have nothing against anyone. What I have a problem with is when people try denounce other peoples faith.

What the readers have to remember is, this is a book. Nothing more. Its person's idea written on paper. Fortunatly we can choose to accept it or decline it. Also, the writer should remember that he is sharing an idea for the public. He also has to remember that everybody is different and he also has to realise that no matter how hard he tries not everyone will accept Christianity. The same goes for other religions.

Christians can say all they want about Islam. And Muslims have probably heard it a hundred times. The Muslims are creating a false god, they are possesed by the devil, they will burn in hell, they all have too much pride. And thats what Muslims, say about Christians.

If people want to do research, remember that there will always be 3 kinds of material. Attacking, Neutral and Defensive. And its important to consider all 3 factors before making an educated guess. So when Christians, Muslims, Jews so on and so forth want to research, remember to consider all the angles, not just the one who is barking the loudest.

Religion is a powerful thing, and not to be messed with. You can either choose to accept it or refuse it, and no one makes that decision other then yourself. Not God and not the Devil, but you.

As far as the book is concerned, thats the attacking material, now we can read the neutral and the defensive and make are own opinion.

Thanks for reading my rant, and take care of yourselves.

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