Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Not meant to offend anyone......

Having received this in an email, I felt compelled to "publish" it.  I often say that the God that Christians love and worship is a God of LOVE and not hate.  I would rather be "loved" than be placed in fear.  When my mother was facing her divorce from my father, she was challenged by her belief that "marriage" was "forever" and she would now be "marked" for life as a divorcee.

I asked her "You always say that God/Jesus loves us.  If that is so, why would you think He would want you to live in the misery of an adultrous, alcoholic marriage?  Wouldn't he rather you be released from this pain and find happiness and true love?"

 

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You must read this e-mail !

 
Subject: FW: Allah or Jesus?
 
The Muslim religion in the fastest growing religion per capita in the United States, especially in the minority races!!!
 
Allah or Jesus?  By  Rick Mathes
 
Last month I attended my annual training session that's required for maintaining my stateprison security clearance.  During the training session there was a presentation by three speakers representing the Roman Catholic, Protestant and Muslim faiths, who explained each of their beliefs.
 
I was particularly interested in what the Islamic Imam had to say. The Imam gave a great presentation of the basics of Islam, complete with a video.
 
After the presentations, time was provided for questions and answers.
 
When it was my turn, I directed my question to the Imam and asked: "Please, correct me if I'm wrong but I understand that most Imams and clerics of Islam have declared a holy jihad [Holy war] against the infidels of the world and, that by killing an infidel, (which is a command to all Muslims) they are assured of a place in heaven.  If that's the case, can you give me the definition of an infidel?"
 
There was no disagreement with my statements and, without hesitation, he replied, "Non-believers!"
 
I responded, "So, let me make sure I have this straight.  All followers of Allah have been commanded to kill everyone who is not of your faith so they can have a place in Heaven.  Is that correct?"
 
The ____ _expression on his face changed from one of authority and command to that of "a little boy who had just been caught with his hand in the cookie  jar."  He sheepishly replied, "Yes".
 
I then stated, "Well, sir, I have a real problem trying to imagine Pope John Paul commanding all Catholics to kill those of your faith or Dr. Stanley ordering all Protestants to do the same in order to guarantee them a place in Heaven!"
 
The Imam was speechless.
 
I continued, "I also have problem with being your 'friend' when you andyour brother clerics are telling your followers to kill me!  Let me ask you a question.  Would you rather have your Allah, who tells you to kill me in order for you to go to Heaven, or my Jesus who tells me to love you because I am going to Heaven and He wants you to be there with me?"
 
You could have heard a pin drop as the Imam hung his head in shame.
 
Needless to say, the organizers and/or promoters of the 'Diversification'  training seminar were not happy with Rick's way of dealing with the Islamic Imam and exposing the truth about the Muslims' beliefs.
 
In twenty years there will be enough Muslim voters in the U.S. to elect the President!  I think everyone in the US should be required to read this but with the liberal justice system, liberal media, and the ACLU, there is no way this will be widely publicized.
 
Please pass this on to all your e-mail contacts.
 
This is a true story and the author, Rick Mathes, is a well known leader in prison ministry.

12 comments:

garnett109 said...

That was great! Thanks!

randlprysock said...

Bravo for posting this.  

I really do feel that this is partly why the conservative party keeps losing ground.  Seems both parties hang at about a 50/50 split because for not much longer will the conservative faith lead in the polls in this country.  It's getting scary as to what will become of our nation.  Those who do not serve God are trying to take Him from us and out of our country and schools and then what?  How will God respond and deal with us all?  Those who do not believe in Him are not frightened by this aspect.  But the beginning of wisdom is to fear God.  So I guess it is part of the end times battle and we must stay and fight and hold our ground as long as we can until His return, even if we are only the vast minority.
Lisa    

dcmeyer420 said...

As a Catholic, I am glad to say that Catholicism goes with the flow. What I mean is, the Catholicism that my children are being taught at school have the same fabric as the Catholism of my time but more kinder and gentler. The God that was taught to us was strict, angry and at times, vindictive. He excommunicated divorcees. He threatens to damnation. He smite those who did not obey Him. This is why I left the church during my college years. To my surprise, when I started going back to church with my children, Catholicism seems to have transformed into a very accepting, forgiving and loving religion. The new and improved Higher Being accepted divorcees in the parish. He forgives once you repent. He loves unconditionally, no matter what.  
Sometimes, I wonder if it has all to do with ME. My perceptions and interpretations of the teachings may have led me to believe that Catholicism has a cruel Higher Being at the helm. Maybe my immaturity at that time played a role in my theological decisions too.
I also know it is the sign of times. Like any entity, Catholicism has to adapt or perish.
I do believe that God wants you to do what is best for you. Just like a loving parent He wants to to be happy, safe and fulfilled.  

quiltsnroses said...

God blessed the Christians.  Amen.

rayne1123 said...

GREAT ENTRY!
NOELLE

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deshelestraci said...

The content is so scary!
Traci

mrsm711 said...

WOW!  Powerful and scary!  :)
http://journals.aol.com/mrsm711/LatteDah/     Tracy

eml625 said...

Wow...scary.

Ellen

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((((((((TIPEZ4ME)))))))))))))))))))))))That is scary.Have a nice night.

springangel235 said...

Interesting entry...scary too..
Hugs...
Joyce

imgr8phil said...

Although I think it is overstating the siutuation of in twenty years that muslims can elect a muslim president, I do think that many muslims in the world have it in their minds that anyone not believing as they do must not exist.  The Islamic religion seems to preach only hatred and mayhem in the world.  With a world of that why would anyone want to live on this planet?  Anyway, hope you are having a good weekend.  Take care.

Phil

acoward15 said...

A bacon sandwich is enough to convince me!
http://journals.aol.co.uk/acoward15/andy-the-bastard/