posted on Apr, 3 2006 @ 04:49 PM
Nygdan, first that Biblical section is better translated as "place of power" rather than "exceedingly high mountain", so it's once again empty
proof of Biblical errors, more shoddy scholarship of which I'm getting tired of (no don't worry- you aren't shoddy, but whoever came up with that
one is, as are the doofus theologians who think that a dream of Daniel of a tree falling "at the ends of the Earth" is literal physics). Second, I
grow tired of hearing about how peaceful Islam is. At 9/11, I was having a debate with a rabbi, then we tuned on to TV and saw Bush claiming "Islam
is a peaceful religion". The rabbi said to me "America has lost the war". I agree. I'm not Jewish but those words touched me as quite wise. Let's
call a spade a spade, I see no peace in Islamic theology, and that worries me since 1 billion people follow a pirate's words as literal truth. It
truly does. I myself can tolerate persecution and so forth but I cannot tolerate untruth, I cannot accept that a book preaching the rape,slaughter,
and pillage of my countrymen to be anything but garbage. That being said, I also am against xenophobia and think we should work to reform Islam so it
conflicts less with neighboring creeds. That's all.
One more thing- nobody here is forcing their religion upon anybody. I truly wish others would join the cause of Chistianity but it's still your
choice (indeed how can you make someone believe something? You can't. Baptisms and Eucharists are empty things if interpreted from a NT perspective.
Baptism is symbolic as we argued in another thread, not magic). I however grow tired of the intolerance and attempts of Islam to force their creed on
others. In university recently, the Muslim association tried to push a prayer room on the student public space, everybody was so mad at this that the
former union was defeated in the recent election. Imagine if I went to the ATS office requiring a prayer room in front of everybody's office (and
while I already had *2* in the same building!!!!). You would be mad. Just one example of Islamic ethics.
[edit on 3-4-2006 by Nakash]