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Submitted by cassano (Canada), Dec 31, 2006 at 02:15

Mr. Kasim

You make an interesting point and have enlightened me a bit on the point of "infidels" , and I would like you to consider that the infidels are just people who have segmented the qualities of the one true God into many separate qualities. and believers of the one God simply see God as every thing instead of the God of love ,war ,peace ,night ,day , moon ,sun , ect….

We say that the one God is possessor of all those titles and the infidel or pagan just has a more narrow vision but infidels , pagans , Buddhists , Hindu ,witches or any other earth or celestial based religion are not dangerous insofar as I can tell. they don't push their religious beliefs on us or threaten us for the way we believe, and if you think about it carefully , they believe in God but only see him a bit at a time . they should not be converted. they must learn to spot their own weakness and see the path with their own eyes.

to the point , is there an Islamic or catholic or Jewish, or for that matter a pagan, concept of God ? who knows , who cares. God is not on anyone's side. God created us and gave us free will to see what we will become , that is the reason we exist . for God's amusement, and I don't mean as toys, but as God's greatest creation.

we must bring God great pleasure and concern, but like a person would not harm his child because the child makes a mistake and a father no preferences between his children, so God is with us and anything that interferes with God's will and stops progress in all it's natural forms is wicked and should be resisted. remember everything put on earth by the creator has a purpose and they should not be destroyed but should be studied and understood if we are to understand God's true will. , even the pagan is a light that shows the true path to God because you don't know you are going in the wrong direction if you are without a map , don't hate the "non-total-believers" , they are harmless .

God made humans very curious and this curiosity will bring man to the stars and men will inhabit other planets and will therefore live permanently on said planets, and as you know, the position of Mecca will then be inconstant flux in relation to the planet that the Muslim settlers will inhabit. at that point the Muslim is no longer in transit, so how will the exact position of Mecca be located when both points of reference keep changing ? situation might even dictate that the prayer position might have to change while praying. Mohamed never saw men inhabiting outer space . Muslims should be with the rest of humanity don't you think?

The third question was rhetorical.

We Christians see Jesus as the son of God (in a technical way are we not all son's of the father) and Muslims have respect for Jesus but don't see him as son of God. So if a Christian were to use the Muslim standard, would the Muslim not be the infidel?

But this Christian (and many other Christians don't) doesn't care if you don't want to call Jesus son of God, we know what we know and you can believe as you like, it's all good because when we meet our maker all will be known and any honest mistakes will be forgiven, as for the issue of Jesus the prophet, yes he was also a prophet but he said to pay attention to the message not the messenger.

To your question Mr. Kasim

I can't answer that because I am a Christian and I can pray to God from any where in the known universe because God is everywhere, not just in church. I think we focused too much on organized religion which are all really cults of one type or another and not enough on our relationship with God .

See, I believe God gave us all the rules we need in the form of nature , instincts our conscience , ingenuity , I think that all these things are the voice of God and any thing that a man tells me to do that works against your conscience , ingenuity , instincts or nature is working against the one true God .

Think about it Mr.Kasim , one can pray from anywhere and God will hear . why do we need religion to tell us who God is? he gave us intelligence ,eyes and ears to find out for ourselves and some where along the way men have hijacked God to control us for their benefit , its time we wake up .

Happy new-year Mr. Kasim

Cassano

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