reply to post by FlyInTheOintment
1. I agree with you that there are many deceivers, in the mould of the great deceiver himself, lived during the past and living in the present.
Your half truth and falsehood portrayal of Islam's version of our Messiah end days is sadly proof of deciet and wilful hatred of Islam. You are
decietfully implying Islam view that our Messiah did not die on the cross or resurrected. Let's look at the text from the Koran:-
That they said (in boast), "We killed the Christ Jesus son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah";- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it
was made to appear to them [or it appeared so unto them], and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only
conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not: Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise., [Qur'an
The Koran says otherwise. What was critical was that our Messiah was raised up to Heaven. There were many islamic interpretations. Some scholars wrote
that a body double was placed on the cross. Some said the jews were only mortals and fully incapable of killing a divine personage.
To understand the Koran, is to understand who the good prophet Muhammad was. He was only a trader and later a shepard. He was no arab scholar, and
wrote according what was given to him, without often the flowery prose or articulateness of a scribe. Thus resulting many interpretations.
But no matter the interpretations, the central themes remained the same as Judaism and Christianity - belief in ONE true God, responsibilities of man
in relation to God and mankind, sanctity of innocent lives, religious duties, helping those in need, charity, against cheating, against excesses of
human life, seeking for forgiveness directly to God, rewards and punishments, etc.
The prophet never asked anyone to pray to him, but only to God and no one else. Similar with our Messiah. Their teachings were the path to God, as
revealed to them by Him, and not themselves as path. Seek for their words, and not the words of interpretated or misinterpretated words by latter men.
Both of them were revered by all muslims. No muslim dares deny their existance, nor their past and future roles. As to who is the lesser or the higher
divine being, let it be known such constructs are only man-made. In the presence of our common Creator, we are all only his creations, equal in His
eyes, and what we do in our given lifetime is that which sets us on different steps to Him. Only He can judge that worth, NOT you or me - mankind.
2. Muslim Brotherhood.
Anyone can write a letter and fill it with their hatred, ignorances or deluded dreams. It is quite another to realise such foolishness in reality.
Futhermore, had anyone checked that letter's authenticity, that it was written by the top official in the Brotherhood?
Will the Muslim Brotherhood's supposed goals be acceptable by the masses? That's another story, and highly unlikely, being that no human enjoys
enslavement. The MB may succeed and rule the Arab world one day, with even greater might and repression, but it will never be for long, as the current
crop of despots found out.
The MB will only survive if they can fulfill the common hopes and goals of all human life that shares this planet. If they fail, they will join the
ranks of deposed despots.
Humankind are capable of change. Right now, MB is presumed to be some kind of pariah and treated as terrorists. Those who make discussions impossible
only makes violence inevitable. For decades, they had been treated as such and shunned. Even a cornered dog will fight back.
Let them be part of the political process. At least its much better than them being the deadly suicide attack processes. Let them prove themselves to
the their own citizens If they fail, they know that they have no support for their pipe dreams, and lose even more supporters and die a natural death
If they succceed in governing mankind -socially, politically and economics, I am sure they will become role models for other nations, even developed
None knows the future. Let it play out by itself, mistakes or successes, so that we may progress and evolve. No need for fear mongering or live in
fear, or worse, RULED by fear.
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