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Where is your comeback infidel?

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Submitted by Crazy Canuck (Canada), Jan 12, 2007 at 02:18

Before I start, please forgive my spelling! Lets not stoop to criticising that!

I am so tired of all this bickering and bantering back and forth. It has me really bored. You people have to listen to yourselves and how low this debate has reached. I fear for the future of humanity as there is NO end to this until we all get a brain. Anger has to be turned into a positive constructive force. Anger can be power, so use it foor good! It can be done.

There is not a shred of civilization represented in this so called debate. Nor is there any intellectualism being demonstrated. I don't belong to any religion (Talk about Infidel!) but I do follow Jewish, Christian, and Islamic morals. At least the ones where you should be good to others, and forgiving and loving and caring. They are just good morals to live by and I'm often envious of those who believe, but I don't and that's that. Still I don't hate anyone, I am forgiving, kind and sharing, good to others, cha All those things that make some people as angry as hell.

Anyone who believes that ANY of these religions or their founders/leaders actually condone killing, fighting, terrorizing, beheading, speaking hatred, mistreating, abusing, etc... has completely missed the point of their respective religions. I don't know what has gotten into the heads of people who abuse the doctrine of these religions to proliferate violence for personal, All this bickering back and forth is completely counter productive. I can't belive this childish banter, Well my god says this, oh yeah, well my god says that. Give me a break . This is boring. And don't fool yourselves, there is political, or financial gain.

Anyone who commits an atrocity in the name of one of these religions or gods is totally without any of the morality taught by any of the great prophets of any of these philosophies. Completely! There is no use in calling me names or quoting verses from holy books. I've read the three pertinent to this comment. Anyone can take a piece of literature or doctrine, present it out of context, and make it support just about anything you want it to. It takes someone with only half a brain to know that the spirit of the Koran, Torah, Bible, etc.. can only be fully understood when observed as a whole.

The story of Jesus, for instance, freaking out at the merchants who have turned the temple into a den of thieves, throwing tables about, yelling accusatory statements at the offenders, could be used to condone violence against such people. So if we were to incounter this today, is Jesus message that we should go bust some ..? No!!...the message is that these people are wrong, and we should let them know, even remove their kiosks from the offending area, but should we bust them up and send them to the hospital, or worse? NOOOOOOO. Jesus said God is forgiving and will forgive the offenders if they seek forgiveness. If they do not, they will have to answer to these deeds when they pass on from this life.

Does Jesus say we should give them lashes, behead them or chop off a limb?, Hate them and kill their family, tribe, country, race, and let God sort 'em out? NOOOOOOOOOO. And no we don't beat the hell out of the guy and go get forgiven next week and all's O.K. with God and , NOOOOOOOO. This is not the spirit of Jesus, Christianity,, Mohammed, Islam, or Judaism.NOOOOOOOOOO. We are supposed to be more like God we are taught, forgiving and understanding and caring for these people. After all they are imperfect ,like the rest of us, and also God's children.

So anyone who thinks Israel should be wiped off the map, or Iran is full of crazy radicals, or the Saudis are all terrorists, that the Americans and British are some great Satan, I say to you---- Don't dare bring religion into your argument. Don't Say your prophet is right and your is wrong. Don't even hint at your God being on Your side, and My God's bigger than yours and Blah,blah, blah,blah,blah.... . If You say these things you are full of it and your God is looking on you with pity and disdain. YOU HAVE MISSED THE BOAT.

I'm so sick of this nonesense.Until the cycle of hatred stops, we are all losers. And don't make excuses like I'm waiting for my religious leader to make a statement, I'm waiting for my political leader to do something, or my God will prevail and all you will die or see my way. The ONLY WAY for the cycle to stop starts with YOU. The person in your mirror! Don't make excuses!, don't hide away and wait for someone else to change things, GET UP YOURSELF AND DO SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING, STAND UP FOR WHAT"S RIGHT. Do this and your GOD WILL BE WITH YOU. AND WHAT EVER THE COST OF STANDING UP FOR WHAT'S RIGHT IS THE COST, BUT IT"S THE ONLY WAY TO STOP THIS ... BUT GOD WILL FINALLY BE SMILING ON YOU!!! STANDING UP FOR WHAT'S RIGHT IS THE LESSON OF THE PROPHETS.

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