If my hope was in my abilities to control my circumstances and those around me, I would truly feel like I was without hope. I still make an attempt to understand what seems to be the UN-understandable though.
There are some things though that no matter how much I could try, I could never understand and there are some thing I do not want to be able to understand. I canít imagine having to die in battle to gain heavens wealth and more than a score of virgins. I have learned from mistakes of the past that more than
one woman is like opening the proverbial ďPandora's BoxĒ. I am more than satisfied with the one woman I am with.
I cannot imagine having to die in battle to gain heaven and 70 virgins!!!
I love to live in peace and I dread confrontations of any kind. I love to see people laugh. I feel so helpless when people cry.
It fills me with amazement when I see people being led by such spiritual blindness and wickedness as those pitiful women who were brought up to wear Burquas. It will take a lot of patience and understanding for them to be brought out of those teachings since they have been in it since birth.
I will tell you something that amazes me more though. I find it unbelievable that women in our country are actually experimenting with this stuff. Do they not realize it is like playing with a loaded gun. I see little girls on our street playing with cloths over their heads like they are Burquas. Why do people want to experiment with the ways of their enemies.
Why do people want to play with a religion that teaches violence against anybody that is not of their religion. Some will say that Islam teaches a person to love their brother. It truly does. What they do not say is that only other Muslims are your brother and that if you arenít Muslim then you are an Infidel (Unbeliever). They have a very low regard for Infidels. Actually, if I remember properly, it is not against Islamic law to kill an Infidel.
We live under a justice system that is built around the Mosaic law which was built around principles of morality and respect for your neighbor. It takes a major if not impossible shift in thought to try to understand and deal with a justice system that regards only members of one religion and no member of any other religion has a voice in their system.
Whatever we do, we cannot be like the Ostrich that sticks its head in the sand thinking its enemy will go away. This war we are in is one we cannot walk away from and hope it will go away. It will never go away until the hate that drove those men who got on those planes that day on September eleventh is eliminated.
President Bush is correct in my opinion that this is not a war against Islam. It is however a war against the hate that drives fundamental Islamic people (and any other group or religion) to terrorist acts of violence and oppression against innocent people as a mea
ns to an end.
Do we really want to be like the Ostrich, hiding its head in the sand, hoping its enemies will go away?
If they can learn not to hate those who are not their Muslim brothers, then the war will be over. For those moderates who have rejected this teaching, we never were at war.
It is like the Jews who are not at war with the Palestinian people. They are at war with the hate that wants to drive them into the sea. They are at war with hate that will not teach their children that the Jews are a people in their own homeland. They are at war with a hatred that will not even show Israel on their maps. They are at war with a hatred that teaches their young sons and daughters it is glorious to die killing Jews.
I pray for the day when all of the hatred will be cleansed from the world.