posted on Jul, 7 2004 @ 09:50 AM
On the one hand, we have our President.
He's proclaiming a crusade, pointing out the dangerous enemy. That enemy is evil, a hand of satan.
On the other hand, we islamic fundamentalists.
We are the infidels, the great Satan, the oppressors of the Islamic communities.
Afghanistan was run by these islamic fundamentalists. As is many other islamic countries. Their watchdogs were known to go from house to house,
measuring beards making sure that the men weren't shaving. The women were beaten for noisy shoes, or for slipping and inadvertantly showing too much
of a leg. They told the people what to believe, how to act, and dished out harsh punishments for all who disobeyed.
What about Bush, does he strike you as a fundamentalist? He kind of does to me. His faith based charity, if put into effect full force would place
divorced women in a position where she'd might have to go to churches (since there is only so much gov't money to go around, and it isn't enough
anyways to meet all the needs) where they believe that she should have taken a subordinant role, and stuck with it in most circumstances. She has no
call for divorce....unless maybe, if she is lucky, they understand that him beating the heck out of her is reason to leave him. The massive debt that
he is accumulating assures that there will be less funding for these programs in the future. And, his economic policies in general, where outsourcing
is good, and tax breaks are given to the rich ensures that not only will her wages remain low enough not to enable to support her kids, but her
husbands will remain low enough to require her to work. And, his anti-abortion stance or more importantly, the resulting slashing of funding for
family planning clinic around the world could ensure that she will spend most of her working years either working, or raising children under school
age. To me, he seems to be on an agenda to knock women back into her god-given rightful place....
In plan simple words, I don't see much difference. Both sides seem to think that our laws of government should be there to enforce the laws of
(The liberals aren't much better, except that they have a different tactic....you cant do for yourselves, think for yourselves, or protect
yourselves...they should do it for you. To me, all these paths lead to the same destination.)
What is the advantage to keep women in a subordinate position, and who does it give strenth to? It is my opinion that when a child is raised in a
situation where one member of the family...the man...is the supreme ruler of the household...because he is the man....it kind of establishes the idea
that the world is made up with heirarchies...pecking orders. It makes it easier for him when he grows up to take his position as lord...master,
husband, ect....or servant...slave...whatever. Thus it is easier to accept the divine providence of the churches, and the idea of slavery...it's the
natural order of things. And, well, one doesn't question the someone ordained by god to rule over you do they? Instead of doing what you believe
you should be doing...what you believe is right you find yourself doing what the other person believes is right...since God is all forgiven and the
guy is human and carries a whip. It's the human lord that you are forced to rely on for your food, your lot in the world. Who are you gonna obey?
Seems to me that both the islamic terrorists and Bush seem to be heading to this type of world. I just don't see where it jives too well with what
I believe the Bible says. I believe that the Bible says that the followers of Jesus will know his voice...AND OBEY ONLY HIM. If we all were to be
forced to accept that adultery, that murder, that theft is wrong for a few generations, would we really know why they are wrong? We, in the free
society, can at least give a decent answer to that...murder is wrong because it is a waste of life, and it causes alot of grief to those left behind,
and I certainly wouldn't want it happening to me, or anyone I love...same with most other "sins" in the world. In a free society, we can learn and
grow. I don't believe that is the case in any of the paths the the far left liberals, the far right conservative christians, or most of the
fundamentalist muslims would put us on. The liberals would be passing all kinds of laws to alleviate the consequences of our actions...thus avoiding
any learning experience involved. And the other two would be just forcing you to abide by their beliefs, weather or not you believe in them. And then
when they don't work...since the sin will remain in the heart of man until the learning is achieved and he comes to terms to why these laws are there
to begin with...you will become disenchanted and resentful to the God that wrote up these laws to begin with...
seems to me it all leads to the same place.
Bush and the terrorists are at war..and Bush is using fear as the main motivating force to urge the public to go along....fear the terrorists enough
to give up your freedom to continue down that path and learn the truth, to gain the understanding and wisdom that God desires for us to have. I
believe that all religions are like two-way highways. They can lead to God, or they can lead straight to Satan...it all depends on your heart and
desires. Satan is at war with himself, in hopes that he will frighten the true followers of God enough to accept the wrong path of their individual
highway and turn their backs on god and follow him.