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Religion: Evil Or Not?
October 22, 2007
This is a quote from George Bush, President of the U.S.
"Well, first of all, I believe in an Almighty God, and I believe that all the world, whether they be Muslim, Christian, or any other religion, prays to the same God. That's what I believe. I believe that Islam is a great religion that preaches peace. And I believe people who murder the innocent to achieve political objectives aren't religious people, whether they be a Christian who does that we had a person blow up our blow up a federal building in Oklahoma City who professed to be a Christian, but that's not a Christian act to kill innocent people.
"And I just simply don't subscribe to the idea that murdering innocent men, women and children particularly Muslim men, women and children in the Middle East is an act of somebody who is a religious person."
Mr. Bush believes that all religions pray to the same God. In other words, if I am praying to the Father in the name of the Son, I am praying to Jesus, Allah, or Buddha all at once. I know this is complete nonsense.
I pray to Jesus Christ and no one else because only Jesus is God. No one else. There is no other name under heaven in which I can be saved. I guarantee you that Muslims are not praying to Jesus when they pray to Allah.
Mr. Bush believes that murdering the innocent cannot be done by a religious person. What planet does he live on? Virtually all terrorist acts are done by Muslims because they believe if they are martyrs, they are assured of a place in heaven. It is their religious beliefs that cause them to act the way they do.
Religion produces evil. Relationship does not.
Rami Ayyad, the owner of the only Christian bookstore in the Gaza Strip, is dead. How did he die? He was tortured, beaten and shot by Islamic gunmen.
The warning: Accept Islamic law or die.
Here is another example of "religion" doing evil. Mr. Bush believes these could not have been religious people because they killed someone.
The truth is Rami was killed because he was a Christian and the Bible tells us that Christians will always be persecuted by non believers.
I experienced this first hand recently in a dialogue through an email discourse with a Wiccan. This Wiccan was trying to convert me to Goddess worship and when I informed her that would be impossible for me, she replied, "As the book says, thou shall not cast pearls before swine."
I was the one being referred to as a pig.
Copyright 2007 by Gary Goodworth
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