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Originally posted by ZeroReady
I had to write an essay for my history class last semester about Islam. That's what I could remember from it. Mostly all from my history text book. Amazing what you'll find in those things!
“the biggest cover-up in the history of mankind is the history of mankind itself”
“There are two histories: official history, lying, and then secret history, where you find the real causes of events.” ~ Honoré de Balzac
The Illuminati realized they had to deceive an entire population of people if they had any hope whatsoever of achieving their coveted New World Order. As early as 1911, the Illuminati began buying textbook writing companies, until they owned them all after World War I. Once they got control of textbooks, they gradually began to "dumb down" the curricula and rewrite history. Rewriting history was the first step in achieving the New World Order. Source
Quran (2:216) - "Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not."
Not only does this verse establish that violence can be virtuous, but it also contradicts the myth that fighting is intended only in self-defense, since the audience was obviously not under attack at the time.
Jesus said turn the other cheek.
...Jesus came to show that violence could never lead to submission, but rather only to separation and destruction.
Originally posted by sk0rpi0n
If you really want to learn about Islam, start by looking at the Islamic view and avoid biased websites that are inclined towards bashing Islam.
That makes just as much sense as saying if you want to learn about the Clinton body count go ask Bill Clinton.
If God were behind religion you MIGHT find the truth there, but He's not and you won't.
The author of religion is the father of ALL lies.
I don't know what you are trying to pull with your tirade against religion...
“Religion, from religare, signifies to tie or bind, because by true religion the soul is tied or bound, as it were, to God and His service.”
Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life
“The word religion comes from the word "religare" -- to bind fast, to connect.”
religare - definition and meaning
"...the etymological root of religion is the Latin religare - which means 'to tie, to fasten, to bind' "
GreenCine Daily: SFIFF, 4/27
The derivation of the word religion has been a matter of dispute from ancient times.
Religion, from Latin 'religare' meaning 'to bind', describes our connection to God as the One thing which exists.
Lactantius derives religion from religare (to bind): We are tied to God and bound to Him [religati] by the bond of piety, and it is from this, and not, as Cicero holds, from careful consideration [relegendo], that religion has received its name. (Lactantius)
St. Augustine himself was not satisfied with it, for in his 'Retractions', I, xiii, he abandoned it in favour of the derivation given by Lactantius. He employs the latter meaning in his treatise 'On the True Religion', where he says: 'Religion binds us [religat] to the one Almighty God.' (St Augustine)
Overview: Philosophy of Religion
Originally posted by wildtimes
You said "women are shown the highest respect", but also then you describe the "rules" for them, which to me means they are "subjugated", covered up, kept indoors and away from other men, not allowed to explore the world or to interact with anyone else .... that doesn't seem very "respectful" at all. It seems more like servitude and slavery and oppression.edit on 18-1-2013 by wildtimes because: (no reason given)
Now....the above description of punishment for being a SEXUAL HUMAN BEING seems atrociously barbaric. Sex is a natural thing; hormones rage within our bodies that drive us to "mate"; I'm really confused about how "skin ripping" is okay....not at all accepting of our nature as human beings - and imprisonment for the women?
They are PEOPLE, complex, important, precious, intelligent.....
keeping them hidden and uneducated and segregated from other men or cultures is treating them like objects! Covering up their god-given beauty seems really oppressive. How is that "the highest respect" for another human being? To dress them, shush them, shut them away, forbid them to learn or interact with other cultures
Originally posted by wildtimes
Just another thought as I ponder these things:
The headscarf is a "NOT AVAILABLE FOR YOUR FUN" signal to ward off attention, correct?
My wedding band serves the same purpose - and it's so PRETTY in the sunshine!! It's a symbol of my husband's fidelity and love for me; and my wearing it indicates "taken". It's a "gift" from him, a token of his respect and esteem - not a "brand" or signal that I am subjugated to him.
(maes2, above pointed out that girl babies were buried alive - yeah, THAT's respect....)
Is it because her "menfolk" are jealous of her beauty being exposed to others?