Re(1): Why does anyone fear the religions of others? Posted on November 3, 2003 at 13:28:43 by abd'Shakur
islam has feared the Gospel from time to time through-out its history; and yes today a small percentage of its one billion plus people both fear the Gospel
and persecute Christians in one way or another. But in actual fact islam's fear of the Gospel, is dwarfed by Christianities fear of not islam but just about ANY other religions. Comparing the rescue's of Christians by Muslims versus Muslims by Christians is not a safe thing for an HONEST Christian to do, or the comparisons of historical places of worship still remaining in the others lands (way more historical churches survive in ancient muslim lands than vice-versa). Look up I believe it is St. John of Damascus, who was appointed by Muslims to one of the highest offices in Damascus and THEN advocated without fear of his life to place Christian Statues around the city, or how about the UNBROKEN chains of Christian Monestaries unstopped for 2000+ years in Syria (The covenant of Saint Catherines Monestary is just one example, it has an expiration date -- the Last Day). The comparable records of pogroms and genocides is equally embarrassing to Chrisitian history. There are NO equivalents in islam to all the many many holocausts caused by Chrisitians.
Yet these days, it IS legitimate for the average person to agree with your thoughts due to the vast misinformation global empire of the worldwide media elite, mostly controlled by atheistic, hedonisitic, and sadistically exploitive Zionists who consistently rape the Torah by claiming to be Jewish. But like all arrogant sadistic bullies their true time within the great time spans of history will over time appear little more than like a really bad historical fart of extra intense intestinal gas. Any yet it is JEWS who proportionate to their respective religious populations who outnumber all other religious individuals, especially muslims in the critcising of the Israeli covert ethnic cleansing of Arabs, both Christian and Muslim.
The modern muslim though is in fact an embarrassment to the original path of striving for a just and kind and highly educated and PROGRESSIVE world as was islam, for in some places, several hundreds of years.
But today we do have to hide our faces in the light of great hero's like Mother Teresa, Mahatma Ghandi and so many others. islam today has zero equivalents. The Pope is the sole Christian and even ANY RELIGIOUS FIGURE TODAY, who is striving for both repentence of HIS religion's sins and acceptance and understanding of the other religions sincere strivers for a better world. There are no other prominent religious figures I know of out there today acknowledging there religions past wrongs and visiting to honor and respect the religious Holy places of OTHER religions ALL THE WHILE not caring a wit about political correctness when needing to speak out against injustice -- no he is not perfect, just the leading prominent relgious role model of the current times.
I read Amos, and other places in the Torah; I read in the Gospels in various places and I read in the Qur'an all about what was originally predicted by the very early magi who were the Zorastrian priests (the earliest religion to advocate an ethical monotheism of in their words "good thoughts, good words and good deeds"). That is that one day these "earthly kingdoms of men" as Jesus/Isa used to call them and Paul warned about in 1st Corinthians (baptisms into seperate sects) will all of them come to an end and the great final wars between these religions invented by men will occur while at the exact same time our Creator's Promised Land will have reached finally its embryonic state and to have already began to grow and take form into that place where all the Kin (brothers and sisters) of Abraham will have gathered together to begin to form that one stateless place on this Earth where humans will strive for each other, a place of prayer by and for all nations, where human behaviors will begin to give life to a place people will want to call a Holy Land.
There is plenty enough evil well distributed where really anyone can write words that by themselves appear to legitimately degrade anothers religion, any of them. But when we read the Sermon on the Mount, or the Beatitudes, or the 99 names of G-d, or the Proverbs or the Psalms, or many parts of Isaiah where it is the spirit of the law that is more important than the letter of the law; then it is difficult honestly to try to elevate ourselves by the denigration of anothers religion.
In the name of Religion has been much good and much bad; but had we pursued the original commandment of our Creator, none of that would have occured, except maybe it did have to occur so that like children we might learn that the surface of the wood stove is HOT.
G-d said, in effect that there are two categories of spiritual fruits in this garden of the Earth. Those who pursue the fruits of LIFE and that which grows life and makes it pleasing BOTH to G-d and humankind, then they will create more life. While on the other hand are those who pursue the fruits of the so-called knowledge of good and evil (the religions of who and what is and isn't good or evil), and exactly as warned by the Creator, those who even taste this fruit tend to beget death all about them, death for others and even themselves in the end.
Let he who is without sin cast the first stone and don't forget that the last person that Jesus talked with before his alleged death was a robber to whom he promised paradise on that day and the first person he spoke with on his first reappearance was a prostitute.
Instead let us specualte what G-d means by BEATING swords into plowshares, since it is a little hard to beat sword metal any more than it already is, as that is HOW swords are created. This is some useful theological thinking that maybe we can all speculate on together as we relearn the original lesson that it is LIGHT than overcomes darkness, and yet the darkness comprehendeth it not.