My Religion is Better than Your Religion…

Well, that is not what I believe, but some do.  I spent a bit of time each day looking at various blogs, both those I agree with and those I don’t.  One is IndependentChristianPatriot.  It is hard for me to agree with what is usually posted there, but since I was labeled a ‘prissy boy’, and ‘a militant homosexual’, I have been banned from leaving comments. 

Anyway…

There is a new post up over there titled Who is the Danger, Bush and the NSA, or Islamic Terrorism.  Robert Bayn is pretty certain that Islamic terrorism is a threat to our way of life.  He might be right there, but I don’t think the threat is that bad (of course, I am not in the government and I don’t see daily briefings on the movements of the bad guys, so I might be totally wrong here).  I think there are ways to reduce the threat, and not by invading a country that had little to do with the Islamic terrorist threat.  Robert discusses the new legislation that allows the NSA to wiretap only those it suspects of being a terrorist.  In theory I have absolutely no problem with this. If we can catch someone who is planning attacks anywhere, we should be able to stop them.  But that is theory.  The real danger, and why some people don’t like this new power, is that it is usually used against those who have no contact with terrorists.  That is the real problem.  The government can usually not be trusted when it comes to spying on its citizens.  We saw this in the McCarthy era. 

Anyway, what I found very interesting is some of the comments left on this blog.  Someone said:

the list of nations in Africa and Asia destabilized or overtaken by Muslim violence is far too long. Soon many nations on the European continent will be added to that list- Denmark is practically there.
I just hope the world comes to its senses before it is too late. But then again, maybe too late, is when Christ will return.

Someone who calls herself The Merry Widow left this comment:

JK-YES! HE will certainly bring many to their senses, just before the Sword from HIS Mouth slices their heads off!
mohammadism IS demonic and straight from the Pit, and smells like smoke!

Robert says:

Preach on Sister!

Imagine that–a loving god slicing off the heads of sinners at the end of time.  What glee is shown by TMW over this prospect.  I wonder what this loving god will think when TMW is sitting there cheering God on when he is slicing off the heads of these people?  Will his reaction be good, or will he see the bloodlust in the eyes of one of the chosen and then slice off another head?  Yuck.  This is really too gruesome, but really, this is nothing more than my religion is better than yours.  And this is why there are so many problems in the world.  Imagine if this country didn’t have its superiority complex (like most countries have–the U.S. isn’t the only ‘greatest country in the world’ the last time I checked).  Imagine if people just allowed other religions to exist (and this goes for all, including Christianity and Islam).   This will never happen because war is part of what people are.  I think it is in the genetic makeup. 

I think part of this problem is ignorance as well.  Some people poke around in a sacred scripture to find the worst part and then use that part to show everyone how awful the religion really is.  Well, two (or more) can play at that game since the Old Testament, especially in Deut., discusses how to deal with those who refuse to submit and believe.  See Deut. 20:10:

20:10 When you draw near to a town to fight against it, offer it terms of peace.20:11 If it accepts your terms of peace and surrenders to you, then all the people in it shall serve you at forced labor.20:12 If it does not submit to you peacefully, but makes war against you, then you shall besiege it;20:13 and when the LORD your God gives it into your hand, you shall put all its males to the sword.20:14 You may, however, take as your booty the women, the children, livestock, and everything else in the town, all its spoil. You may enjoy the spoil of your enemies, which the LORD your God has given you.20:15 Thus you shall treat all the towns that are very far from you, which are not towns of the nations here.20:16 But as for the towns of these peoples that the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, you must not let anything that breathes remain alive.20:17 You shall annihilate them–the Hittites and the Amorites, the Canaanites and the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites–just as the LORD your God has commanded,20:18 so that they may not teach you to do all the abhorrent things that they do for their gods, and you thus sin against the LORD your God.

Wow.  Make slaves of those who do not surrender, kill all males, take women and children as hostages, do not let anything remain alive, annihilate them.  Since Christians take the Old Testament as part of their sacred scripture, one could easily say that Christianity is bloodthirsty and is commanded by God to kill all who do not believe (which is really who these enemies are). 

Anyway, you can see that there is a problem with believing that your religion is better and more holy than another.  And we can all see the results of believing something like this.  All you have to do is turn on the t.v. and watch the nightly news.

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2 Responses to My Religion is Better than Your Religion…

  1. Rob says:

    Since Christianity and Islam both came out of Judaism, there really isn\’t much surprise that they are all bloodthirsty at their core.  Some people like to cherry-pick the feel-good portions of the religion, but you can\’t simply ignore the call for carnage and still claim the Bible (or Torah or Koran) is the word of god. 
     
    (on a seperate note – what would you think of a font that stood out a little more from the background?)

  2. Kevin says:

    Hey Rob!  I never thought about changing the font color–but I see black looks and reads so much easier… 

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