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Hind Samy

Reader comment on item: Something Rotten in Denmark?
in response to reader comment: Yes, good advice - beware of wolves in sheeps' clothing!!

Submitted by JustMe (United States), Mar 23, 2006 at 01:23

1) First thing, are you saying you believe the Bible is true or not?

2) Are you denying that the original Hebrew and Greek text exists?
(obviously there have been many translations, otherwise I'd be unable to read the Bible)

3) Do you deny that Jesus died for our sins?

4) Can you show me where Jesus killed anyone or even came close?
(there is one instance where he found people defiling a temple and he flipped some tables
over and hit them with a stick)

5) I agree that there is all kinds of violence in the Bible. God did not tolerate many things, as
you pointed out. I'm not even going to go where you went and judge God's actions he took
against the evil he saw, and there was some seriously sick stuff going on that probably
made God ill. In these stories you mention the wrath of God, but you failed to point out
why there were consequences, for example, people building huge idols and boiling their
babies to bring abundant crops; men sleeping with men; women sleeping with women are a
few examples. Not even the Jews were safe. They thought Jesus was coming to straighten
out everyone else but them. But they were incorrect, he had plenty to tell them too, which
is ultimately why they killed him.

6) Your referral to the Song of Songs 4:1-16 as pornographic reveals your ignorance. This was
written by King Solomon. He's telling of his love for his bride, affirming the sanctity
of marriage and also picturing God's love for his people. If you're referring to the part
that says "my sister, my bride", the Hebrew translation of sister is 'achowth (other, sister,
together). If you want to believe it was incestuous instead of the other two possibilities, go
right ahead. But then who has the filthy mind now, Hind Samy? Or are you saying that the
entire song is just pornographic because he goes into such detail of the beauty of her
body? The guy is in love with her.

7) Yes, Joshua told the people that God was a jealous God. He was trying to tell them to stop
worshipping idols because God told them to have no other gods.

8) So when you find a disturbing scripture that describes rape or something appalling
you are assuming it was the work of God? Wrong. There was a lot of bad things going
on in those days. That's why Jesus was sent. Yes, God did slay sinners for various
reasons-- some reasons we may not understand, but only God can see into their hearts,
and I guess you're going to presume to know more than the Lord.

9) I can see you don't accept that Jesus was sent to die for our sins by your comment,
so you would have no ability to understand nor the ability to accept the sacrifice of Jesus
or how things changed from that moment on. That's a shame. And that is the key reason
why your people feel compelled to continue killing for your Allah. There is no forgiveness
according to Islam because Muslims don't accept His beautiful sacrifice. Sinners from that
time on were covered by His sacrifice. People can accept Jesus as their savior or not.
You don't have anything like that in your religion, although God would never turn anyone
away who accepted this truth.


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