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Let Death Tell the Tale!

Reader comment on item: Walid Shoebat: "Palestinian turns from radical Muslim to true Zionist"
in response to reader comment: Walid Shoebat - hero or snakeoil salesman?

Submitted by Ralph DeRosa (United States), Jan 21, 2007 at 09:01

It just seems to me that all factions - Jews, Palestinians, Arabs, Christians, Americans want to put God in "their box" / religion. Christianity is a belief in a road map to fullfillment in eternity and "to do unto others as you would have them do unto you" in route. It seems to me Muslims are doing the same, it's only the route that's different (instead of doing unto others as you would have them do unto you, it's "convert to Allah or die"). Why is Allah so afraid of the freedom of thought and discussion for his / her follows, how can freewill diminish a God's power, why does man have to intervene in God's battle?

Why anyone would war against a concept because they have elected a different concept. This is illogical on it's face - neither can or will be proved in this life which makes the stakes very high (death is permanent on this plane unless you believe in reincarnation). All we have to do is wait - soon Christian, Muslim, Jew and Hindu (all) will know God's plan or lack thereof - death will provide the answer and all that's needed in the meantime is living in peace . Why isn't that possible?

It is possible with real leaders whose power and wealth is not based on explioting fears concerning death and poverity.

To the point of Shoebat - (I think) he is providing a point of view from his personal others expierences provoking though and confirming tv footage of flag burning, leaders calling for the fall of the UK, USA and the non- Muslim world and death and when that cannot be refuted with other tv footage and logic is attempted to be refuted with personal attacks on the individual (Shoebat). Intellectually, that just adds confirmation to the Shoebat position. One day the world will understand this and things will get better - my prayer for all.

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