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Submitted by Seamus MacNemi (United States), May 5, 2007 at 22:50

You see it as well, do you? It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see where this is all going. All you have to do is look at the record of History. Hatred always destroys the one who hates. Hate is a cancer of the mind which eats up the individual from the inside. I do not hate the man who hates me. I don't the time to devote to him. I've got better things on my mind. So I can ignore him until his insanity leads to actions which would harm me and then I strike, with the accuracy of the serpent, into his most vulnerable parts. And then I go on about my business as if the incident had never occured. Once is usually all it takes.

The one who hates is like one who is possesed by a demon. It's not the man who I hate but the demon that posses him. Islam has become possesed by an evil Jinn whos sole interest and purpose is to destroy Islam. I could sit back and watch it happen, laughing at the plight of the poor Muslim as he writhes in the agony of his destruction. But I know full well that when the demon was finished with him it would come for me and mine. So, it is in my own best interest to at least try to prevent this from happening. If I really hated Muslims I would just ignore them. I would not even give them the recognition I give to a stray dog. Let them wallow in their illusion of superiority and I will laugh at them all the while. I know that will not make them very happy because what they want more than anything else is some recognition as human beings on a par with me.

On occasion people will pass by my home in the mountain while I am working in my garden, and as often as not our conversations go from talking about gardening to talking about G-d and mans relationship to the almighty. I take them about my place showing them the wonders of HIS creation and they learn to see in such a way as they had never known before. What ever burden that they had been made to bear is suddenly lifted from their minds and they begin see their trials and difficulties as opportunities.

You see, for my folk, a garden is a sacred place. More so than any Temple or Mosque or Synagogue or Church. My work in my garden is like a prayer and a meditation for me and I spend much of my day in close converstaion with the livingness surrounding me. It is through that "Livingness" that I have come to know G-d and in my garden I can spend as much time as I like talking to the Angels who are the attendants of the living things.

The man who hates could never be a good gardener. His hatreds would wither everything he touches.

The Ancients teach that our words fall from our mouths like stones upon the ground and then spring again from the ground as do the planted seeds in a garden. That by a mans speech he creates for himself a beautiful garden or a waste land. It's all in the choice of words. If you utter a curse it will grow in your souls garden like a weed and it will take over everything and will kill all of the beauty you have invested so much effort in creating. As THEY say: "The tongue is a two edged sword. With one edge you smite your enemy and with the other you smite your self. Far better it is to hold your sword in its scabbord than to unsheath it with an unskilled hand".

Enemies are things we create with our minds as an excuse for hating our neighbor. A man who makes no excuses has no enemies. What men of this world call religion is naught but a garment that men put on thinking to make themselves presentable to the Almighty. They do not know that G-d sees them naked. It's not the cloth you put on or the label that you wear that G-d is concerned with. G-ds concern is with the quality of your being in the world. The Ancients teach that "KINDNESS" is the grestest wisdom and the greatest virtue. That a man might have great knowledge of many things but if he has not kindness then all that he has is as nothing before the seat of Heaven. So where does that leave the one who hates and seeks to kill and rob that which is not his?

I'm talking to you Amalek!


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