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Posturing the Islamic Republic of Iran Against All Indications of the Holy BIble

Reader comment on item: Israel's Arabs, Living a Paradox
in response to reader comment: My reply to Mr. M Tovey

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Apr 26, 2012 at 18:39

By your own argument, you are trying to say "Iran is steadfastly upholding the Biblical laws….;' an empty argument since every Islamic discourse I have encountered, including some of yours from earlier exchanges, call the Hebrew Holy Bible corrupted. Does that mean that Iran's following a path to corruption?

But that is merely a restatement of earlier exchanges; to take this exchange a step further, you must realize that the 1979 incident is relevant, irrespective of your attempt to separate them; for all of it is based on Iran's theocratic introspection of its world view.

While it is in the Torah that homosexuality is a sin punishable by judgment by Almighty God, even that sinful behavior falls under the plan of redemption in this age of grace. If someone who has lived a life such as that brings a heart of remorse and desire of forgiveness from Yeshua HaMashiach, then asking for forgiveness in Yeshua's name, there is forgiveness granted by His power and mercy through His grace extended, providing the means to turn that life around and bring a broken life to a place of healing. Does Iranian adherence to a severe interpretation of the Torah provide that witness through Yeshua? Yeah, I do not think so either.

As for Iran doing business, it is not in Biblical form; for once again, the Islamic Revolution would have to recant its position on the Holy Bible, which is seriously very likely out of the question. Iran's courage is not by their comporting to Biblical practices, but by Islamic practices – try not to confuse them again.

If the statement by President Ahmadinejad desiring to 'wipe Israel off the map' is fictional in your mind, then practice your Farsi and listen to his address some time back in which he said just exactly that. You have rebutted nothing and neither has President Ahmadinejad recanted his position.

Now I will concede that in the framework of the intentions of the Islamic Revolution of Iran they would not mind having a peaceful period in which to expand their plans in the region, but they have done themselves no favors in the way they are trying. I have known truly peaceful Iranians – I have quite a few acquaintances that are opposed to the current Iranian regimes intentions in the region; and to a man, they are afraid Iran will continue to jeopardize their remaining families as they continue on their path to Islamic glory.

You then, need to reassess your picture of Iran's posture if you think they are going to achieve their ultimate goal; or maybe that's what you want after all, the failure of Iran so that other goals are achieved for the region. A roughly translated thought - Как сказать на русском языке, какой затем?


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