reply to post by Rasobasi420
While i agree that in western society the pressures on the public to convert to islam is barely unnoticable, it is also true - as you said - there are
places in the world where the pressures on the public to convert to islam is absolute.
I mean, let's face it; There are people out there who want war, and are prepared to tread over the broken bones of their fellow brethren in order to
And of course, while there are people willing to die for what they believe is the truth, no wall and no weapon will stop them from acheiving their
goal, be it their death or their salvation.
This is a problem that has sat in humanity's collective history for as long as there has been a written word, and perhaps longer.
In the end i am forced to consider the possibility of an enforced mind-control that has been in effect for thousands and thousands of years, one that
is as menacing as it is idealistic.
There is a line, for those who would wish to see it;
The line falls between those who would wish to help people, and those who would wish to kill
Both groups use religion as a banner to rally behind, but i feel it has to be said that even if they did not have that banner, they would merely
create a new one, be it to help or to hurt others.
Perhaps a method of addressing this would be to reveal the truth, that a 'schism' has appeared in the public eye which has gone without declaration
- the schism, of course, is between those who would spread their religion through kind words and noble deeds, and those who would spread their
religion through terror and conquest.
Once this schism has been made apparent to the world public, perhaps we may see some violent
change in the way things are done - the peaceful
would flock to the peaceful, the violent to the violent.
Of course, the precepts of those schisms would be obvious - one works towards peace, and one works towards war.
This is true of all religions, not just islam.
Even the Buddhists have exhibited this particular brand of schism, when you look at those in tibet who rioted against the Chinese it becomes horribly
apparent that this is the truth.
This is similar to the way people refuse to accept that society is experiencing a snow-ball effect as it slides down the slope of devolution - people
refuse to accept that there are individuals who believe in the same things they do, and yet choose to attack others for not believing in it.
What was that quote?
Ah yes; Evil Conquers where Good people Fail to Act.
In this case, the "Good" people are failing to act because they do not wish for their fellow believers to be hurt.