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It's RELIGION'S fault

Reader comment on item: [The American Muslim Council:] 'Mainstream' Muslims?

Submitted by Heretic (United States), Jan 24, 2005 at 16:27

I'd like to refute a couple of comments made by some people who ought to know better.

1. ISLAM does not mean "Peace". It means "SUBMISSION" in arabic.
By the way, I have read all three major English translations of the Quran and the Hadith and the Sunnah. Why? Because the Quran frankly needs the additional scriptures to be sensical. i.e. the Quran makes little sense by itself and is not a "stand-alone" scripture. The verses pertaining to killing/enslaving/who's-gonna-burn-in-hell outnumber the "nice" verses about 50-1. Don't believe me? Read it yourself.

2. Hitler was NOT NOT NOT a Christian. If anything, he was a neo-pagan who endorsed a modified version of Norse mythology. Unless you like believing utter lies and gross historical revisionism, it is obvious that the only being to be worshipped in Hitler's Reich was Hitler himself.

3. 9/11 happened because Christians attacking Islam?!? Poor english aside, might I ask you who supported the Muslims against the USSR in Afghanistan? Against the Christians in Serbia?!?
Point taken that not all US foreign policy desisions have been good ones, but one CANNOT claim that the United States has been unilaterally pursuing an anti-Islam policy for the last 100 years, like so many Muslims are claiming these days.

4. The Christians don't want to hear it, the Muslims don't want to hear it, but here is the truth: The US war in the Middle East is not a Christian war.

It's a war to SECULARIZE Iraq and Afghanistan because the Bush administration sees the only way to curb radical ISLAM is to bring the freedom of thought secularization brings in order to let the moderate and liberal voices in the region out from the spirit-crushing repression Islamic regimes impose.

It's that or make a huge parking lot.

The Muslims want it to be a "Crusade" because secularization might work, and therefore undermine the 7th century mentality that is Islam.

The Christians want it to be a "Crusade" because it will lead to Armageddeon and the Second Coming.

The Jews want it to be a "Crusade" because that will bring about the prophesy of the coming of the Messiah and the rebuilding of the Temple.

Just about everyone else thinks that fighting wars in the name of "God" is about the most absurd way to get to heaven man has ever conjured up. Even the Atheist think that if there was a God, killing someone in His name would be an Abomination Unto Him...

The majority of these posts are riddled with absurd, flagrant propagandism with absolutely NO regard to historical, sociological or scientific facts.

Deism is good, Religion is bad. God without the baggage....

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