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Rule over Islamic Society vs. Free Will

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in response to reader comment: sharia

Submitted by jenninfer solis (United States), Feb 17, 2008 at 00:44

Thank you for your polite reply.

My point was why does Islam, today, require numerous world-wide governments to ensure it's perpetuation? Conversely, Christianity and Judaism survive AND thrive WITHOUT such dictatorial leadership and implementation. Christianity and the Jewish faith survive, indeed Christianity is the world's largest religion. This, in countries that SEPARATE religion from government.

Is that not the true test of volition? The true test of belief in the Almighty, that governments are not allowed to interfear? When governments are not responsible for suppression of dissent, but that in spite of the individual's ability to publically deny God, there are those that believe in God? Without interfearance, consequence, no other authority hanging over their heads but because they truly, privately or publically, choose for God? And are publically free to state their decision, yes or no? And not at the behest, consequence, approval nor approbation of their government?

A god that truly values free will does not resort, nor depend on rulership or governments to gather and maintain believers.

Apparently Islam does. Why?


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