Petition of Peace

I would like to encourage everyone to sign this petition!! And to pass it on to friends and family. Blog about it, email it, surely we can get a lot of signatures on it.  You can find the person’s who wrote the petition here, and the petition itself here

I won’t go as far as saying that the pledge is my religion, however surely peace is what any religion should stand for.  In the Christian Bible, Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.” Matthew 5:9 

In my endeavor during the last year, I have seen plenty of people who do not believe in peace, or even that a certain religion calls for peace.  Some have even gone as far to say that certain religions, or all religions should be banned altogether.  But I have also met people that do and are peacemakers, and that share that belief, from every Abrahamic religion and non-religion.  Do you think that, that’s what Jesus was talking about??  I have always been taught that God is love, I believe that.  Too bad we all can’t. 

To Christians;  As we head into this holiday season, may we all remember what Jesus was sent to earth for, and to learn to be more Christ like. 

My main question in regards to the petition is, does that mean food as well??  Because, I am a great steak lover lol.   


Gog and Magog and The Differing Views Amongst Muslims

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Before we get to far into Islam’s Gog and Magog, I wanted to put this up. The following posts are from 2 Muslim websites, the links are below. To my Muslim readers, there will be some posts where I will ask you to comment on whether the information is widely accepted and how much is or is not. In addition, some of what I am putting up, may seem offensive to Muslims and non-Muslims alike, it is not meant to be. I am merely putting up what each text/site/person believes, so take it for that.

I found this post to be interesting and refreshing, as I hear so much against the Jews in particular.

Don’t Blame The Jews

Another disturbing trend that is heavily propagated by extremists and accepted by many naive Arabs and Muslims is the blaming of all Muslim problems on the Jews. There are numerous examples for this but most recently news broadcasts out of Iraq quoted Iraqi victims of violence who blamed the bombings on Jews or a Jewish conspiracy.Many Arabs and Muslims still blame the 9-11 attacks on a Jewish conspiracy that was allegedly perpetrated to demonize Arabs and Muslims in the eyes of the world.

One of the most recent and tragic examples of unjustified hate towards Jews was the brutal murder of Daniel Pearl. Daniel Pearl was a journalist murdered by Islamic extremists in Pakistan who had never met a Jew, and the only knowledge they had about Jews was the tireless propaganda from Muslim extremists throughout the world blaming Jews for all of the world’s problems. The extremists targeted and murdered Daniel Pearl because he was a Jew.

Our research indicates that one of the modern origins of this trend is the mutual demonization by Israelis and Arabs of each other to gain global support for each other’s causes. This pattern includes the Arab media’s ceaseless reference to the falsified document, the Protocols of Zion. The Coalition strongly urges Muslims and Arabs to refrain from demonizing Jews and stop blaming Jews for all of the world’s problems. The Coalition also urges Israelis to stop demonizing Arabs and Muslims who peacefully advocate for the rights of Palestinians.

.((this is my comment on the above, in case it isn’t ‘outdented’)) I showed in my post ‘Israel, Prophecy, and The End Times’, that some Muslims have no problem with Israel. I wanted to show this post before putting up the next one, to remind you that not every Muslim is against Israel or the Jews, and the same can be said about Christians. Not every Christian is for Israel or Jews, (in this I believe Christians are wrong and not following the Word).

Here is some interesting stuff but it is considered unorthodox and infamous amongst Muslim scholars for its number 19 theory. Still, it shows the differing views of different Muslims. And I can’t say that everything he has to say is wrong in the main Islamic belief, because I have seen some of his views on other websites, which we will be getting too.

Who Are Gog And Magog

The Quran refers to Gog & Magog twice in Quran, in 18:94 & 21:96. It is a great blessing upon us that we have some additional information about Gog & Magog through Dr. Rashad Khalifa, God’s Messenger of the Covenant. Below are the relevant verses for this topic taken from Dr. Khalifa’s English translation of Quran.

[18:93] When he reached the valley between two palisades, he found people whose language was barely understandable.
[18:94] They said, “O Zul-Qarnain, Gog and Magog are corruptors of the earth. Can we pay you to create a barrier between us and them?”
[18:95] He said, “My Lord has given me great bounties. If you cooperate with me, I will build a dam between you and them.
[18:96] “Bring to me masses of iron.” Once he filled the gap between the two palisades, he said, “Blow.” Once it was red hot, he said, “Help me pour tar on top of it.”
[18:97] Thus, they could not climb it, nor could they bore holes in it.
[18:98] He said, “This is mercy from my Lord. When the prophecy of my Lord comes to pass, He will cause the dam to crumble. The prophecy of my Lord is truth.”
[18:99] At that time, we will let them invade with one another, then the horn will be blown, and we will summon them all together.

Footnote for 18:94-98: One of my duties as God’s Messenger of the Covenant is to state that Gog and Magog, the final sign before the end of the world, will reappear in 2270 AD (1700 AH), just 10 years before the end. Note that Gog and Magog occur in Suras 18 and 21, precisely 17 verses before the end of each sura, representing 17 lunar centuries (see 72:27 and Appendix 25).

[21:95] It is forbidden for any community we had annihilated to return.
[21:96] Not until Gog and Magog reappear, will they then return – they will come from every direction.
[21:97] That is when the inevitable prophecy will come to pass, and the disbelievers will stare in horror: “Woe to us; we have been oblivious. Indeed, we have been wicked.”

Footnote for 21:96: By the year 2270 AD, thanks to God’s mathematical miracle in the Quran (Appendix 1), America will be the heart of Islam, and billions around the globe will have believed in the Quran (9:33, 41:53, 48:28, 61:9). Gog and Magog (allegorical names of villainous communities), will be the only bastions of heathenism, and they will attack the submitters. That is when the world will end (15:87, 18:94, Appendix 25). Gog and Magog are mentioned in 18:94 & 21:96, 17 verses before the end of each sura; this may indicate the time of their appearance.

One of the things I have noticed is that this person believes that anyone using the Hadiths and Sunnah’s are wrong and that the Quran spoke against it. He uses scripture that I thought was suppose to refer to non-Muslims. At least that is the way it was told to me, but it was told to me by Islamists so who knows. Some of his explanations on why he only uses the Quran seem to make sense. I also know that there are many different sects in Islam, and many different views as you will see. Suffice to say, he is not alone in his interpretations, there are others who use only the Quran. We will get into his number theory in the future.

This guy sees that all religion should be allowed to be freely worshiped, others obviously do not. And one in particular feels that everyone who isn’t Muslim is possibly Gog and Magog, we will be getting to his stuff.

The person who wrote this also said; “USA as a society and as a nation practices God’s laws as laid out in the Quran, more so, than any other nation in the world. He follows that comment with those great words from the pledge, One Nation, Under God, Indivisible, With Liberty And Justice For All. So you see, as I have said over and over, not all Muslims think alike. Anyway, moving on to the next concept of Gog Magog. Too bad more don’t think like these 2.

One more thing, I want to set the record straight on a couple of things. #1 Christians are NOT polytheist which is the standard theme in Islam. #2 I really want Muslims to understand one simple fact, just because the west is considered Christian, does not mean that all Westerners are Christian. In Muslim nations the majority of people are Muslim, their nation revolves around the religion for the most part. Most people attend mosque, most people pray 5 times a day, most people follow the pillars. So, because of that, most Muslims who live in Muslim nations seem to think that Christian nations do the same thing in regards to Christianity…THEY DON’T. There are a number of Christians for sure, but not all are devout or follow the same beliefs as the other. Please keep this in mind before you lump all Westerners in the same basket!! And the same goes for Westerners.

Christian Signs Of The End Times 1

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My plan was to put up in one post what both Christianity and Islam say are the signs of the approaching End Times. It appears however that it may be too much information to put all in one post so I will split it up into 2-4 posts.  I will also mark each sign in bold.  In case the links don’t show up where I placed them, you will find them in order on the bottom of the post. 

For those of you who may not be real familiar with Christian text, when I am writing about the signs of the End Times, I am talking about what the Bible says that we may know that the time is upon us. Not the things in Revelations which is much more involved, but we may get to that. My primary goal at first will be leading up to that point.

Since I am more familiar with the Christian stuff, I will start with that. The next post will have Islam’s signs. Also, my Christian friends will notice I have left some out, don’t worry, I know what I left out and will get to it soon. In addition to that, these will not be in the right order, because some will be given posts to themselves.

Matthew 24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us when shall these things be? and what [shall be] the sign of thy coming, and the end of the world?

The above scripture will top all posts when I write about the Christian signs.

Jesus said, that we would hear of wars and rumors of wars. That nation would rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom (Mat 24:6-7).

It doesn’t take much to see this is in fact the case. America, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, North Korea, Pakistan, Afghanistan, are the major players. You can mix and match in a variety of ways these nations and the rumors of war. Since 1914 there have been two world wars, and how many others between nations and within nations. Jesus also said: See that ye not be troubled; for all [these things] must come to pass, but the end is not yet. So watch, but don’t fret.  

There shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in divers places. All these are the beginnings of sorrows. Mat. 24:7-8

Famine: We have heard and seen plenty about famine in Africa and North Korea. Also parts of China and other countries, where you wouldn’t think there would be famine problems. At least I didn’t, Guatemalans for instance. I also read that in the Ukraine 15 million died from starvation, but I am not for sure when this took place. In the 2003 Europa World reported that 20 million were in danger of starvation in Africa. With the increase of population worldwide, it is easy to see how it wouldn’t take much to cause a worldwide famine.

Pestilence/Plague: Aids; Venereal diseases; STD; Anthrax; Biological warfare, etc.

According to UNAIDS at least 30 million have died from Aids. Also T.B. has made a comeback which is now antibiotic resistance, in other words, if you get it, you can very well die from it and that is in modern country’s. We have all heard about the threat of Bird Flu, with the rate of world travel, it could spread worldwide within a week. We also have heard about SARS, West Nile, The Hanta Virus, drug resistant Staph infection, Ebola, Dengue fever, Measles, just to name a few.

The bottom line is germs have a tendency to change their genes, so our efforts to fight them aren’t always successful. You’ve heard all the warnings about the over use of antibiotics. Plus we have to worry about the fact that terrorists could use germ warfare as well. Some of these have been in places other than where you normally would associate them. Dengue hemorrhagic fever in El Salvador for instance. And a Measles outbreak in Italy in 2002. Surely Italy is a modern state.

Earthquakes: According to the U.S. Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center, earthquakes are increasing at an alarming rate, from 16,612 in 1990, to 27,456 in 2002. And of those some have been HUGE, with great loss of life. One only needs to think of the Earthquake off of Indonesia with the accompanying tsunami, which affected so many nations and had a incredible death toll. After that earthquake and tsunami there were documentaries on T.V. on how something bigger could hit the East Coast of the U.S. where the population is so big, that evacuating in time, will not be possible. We have been blessed here in the U.S. to not have some of the major loss of life that countries like Mexico, Iran, Turkey, China, and Pakistan have. That does not mean that we are exempt.

In 2001 stats from the National Earthquake center showed the following statistic’s regarding earthquakes of 5.5 or higher on the Richter scale: 1800-1900 = 645 earthquakes in 100 be fair, I am not sure of the type of reporting we had prior to 1900. 1900-1994 = 1845 earthquakes in 94 years and increase of 2.8%. 1994-2000 = 1163 earthquakes in 7 years which is a increase of 175.2% of 1800-1900. Amazing isn’t it. I don’t know if there has been any explanation as to why the numbers are so much higher now, by the scientific community. They are not likely to say; ‘It’s because Jesus said it would be so’, are they .

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For Men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boaster, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having the form of godliness, but denying the power thereof; From such turn away. 2 Tim 3:1-5

That was the King James version, the NIV version is here: But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God — having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them. (2 Timothy 3:1-5 NIV).

Sounds different doesn’t it. You may not get exactly what is being said under the King James translation, but the NIV leaves no doubt. Personally I have read and studied the King James version my whole life and love it, but it never hurts to see other views, especially if you don’t understand the thee’s and thou’s of the King James version. When you read the above verses, it sounds pretty much where we are.

Things in the U.S. took a dramatic turn during the 1960’s, and personally I haven’t seen much in improvement since then. How many parents are busy with work, so much so, that they have no clue what is going on in their kids lives. We turn on the ‘babysitter box’ and put our kids in front of it. And then we wonder why so many kids seem to have Attention Deficit Disorder. For those of you who may not know, TV has been associated with increasing the disorder when children spend too much time in front of it as infants and children.

We as a nation, used to spend our family time differently than we do now. Instead of talking with one another or even eating a meal together in the dining room, we park ourselves in front of the television set. The only conversation is what to watch on TV for the night. TV is alright some of the time, the same way the computer is. But at what cost to our family, to the health of our children. I saw a news story this week that Nickelodeon TV went dark for 3 hrs. Saturday, just to encourage kids to go out and play. I have some dear friends who didn’t have a TV, and spent at least one night a week as family night, where the whole family played board games together, regardless of age.

I want to add a personal story here, when my son was in the 3rd grade, I found out that he had been molested by the husband of my babysitter.  My son had been 4, 5, and 6 years old at the time.  I had enough schooling in criminal justice to know what that all entailed, I had just completed a course on child porn and the US Postal Service.  The course itself made me sick to my stomach.  Within 2 weeks of completing it, I found out what happened to my son.  I can’t express my feelings at the time, suffice to say, they were raw.  Kind of like ripping my heart out through my throat.  My first response was to want to kill him, but had I done that, what would it teach my son.

Through the coarse of preparing my son for court, one day he said to me…”I’m going to be waiting for him when he gets out of jail” I thought, I bet you will, to kill him.  Then this 8 year old kid said, “he needs help, he needs someone to tell him that what he did was wrong”. 

That one little statement changed my view, if my son could forgive this monster, I had to do the same.  I knew what the Bible said about forgiving, but when it concerns your child, that is something which is hard to come by.  There was a reason why Jesus said to bring the little children to Him, their spirit is pure.  They don’t question, they just accept.  Jesus said, “unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.  Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” Matt 18:3-4

If you find your self not forgiving someone you should, think about this.  “And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.  But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.”  Mark 11:25-26  A little off track here, but some lessons we can all use.  

Have you found yourself falling into any of the things mentioned in the verse (2 Timothy 3:1-5)  above??

How many examples can you find of lawlessness, violence, immorality, greed, selfishness, hedonism, rebellion and despair??

Fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heavens Luke 21:11. I’m not sure about this one, whether it means leading up to the tribulation or the tribulation itself (which we will also be getting to). But we can point to a few strange things such as Is the earth preparing to flip? Or all the ‘sky is falling’ cries over global warming. Or the closeness of this asteroid. Real science is predicting the next/current sun cycle to be the worst in 50 years. The first two sunspot’s of 2006 are moving in reverse direction. Also, here is a solar storm warning. In Dec. of 2012 we will see a Galactic Alignment which only happens every 26,000 years. Which also happens to align with the Mayans end date on their calendar.

I’m not sure what to make of this… you have to be careful of what/who you listen too (not meant as a joke).  It could fall under fearful and great signs.  Or it could fall under false prophets.

I think this post is long enough for now.  I will be adding to this within the next couple of days.  Please remember what I said at the beginning of this post, I know they are not in order, or complete, they will be by the time this series is over.,6903,915125,00.html

My Personal Belief and Declaration

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The never ending misunderstanding… Let me try one more time.  It appears that at least one Christian, seems to think that I am not a Christian because I have defended the fact that not all Muslims believe in the terrorist ideology.  It is a known fact that Islamist/Jihadist have been given permission to lie, in order for their ‘mission’ to not be discovered.  I don’t think under ANY circumstance they are allowed to ‘convert’ or ‘apostate’ themselves, so let me do this… 

I declare that I am a Born Again, Evangelical, Full Gospel Christian!!  I KNOW, that Jesus died for my sins, so that I might be saved from hell fire.  I acknowledge that I am saved by Grace and not by works, just as the Holy Bible says.  I believe in ONE God, Creator of ALL.  

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth… Romans 1:16 (( Neither am I ))

The God of my rock; in Him will I trust; He is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my Savior; thou saveth me from violence.  2 Sam. 22:3

For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh I shall see God;  Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another.  Job 19:25-27 

Some think that I must condemn anything that isn’t Christian.  I’m sorry you feel that way, I don’t.  Here is what I believe…

And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us((has toward us)).  God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.  1 John 4:16

A new commandment I give to you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.  By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.  John 13:34-35

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and everyone that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.  He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.  1 John 4:7-8

If anyone says, “I love God”, but hates his brother, he is a liar.  For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.  1 John 4:20

Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres… Love NEVER fails.  1 Corinthians 13:4-8

And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offense toward God, and toward men.  Acts 24:16

Am I perfect??  Far from it, but I strive to be like Christ everyday, because that is what a Christian is.  If you cannot understand what I am trying to do here after explaining it time and time again, I don’t know what else to tell you.  But you can be sure of one thing… I pray about EVERY post I write.  I pray for guidance, for truth, for love.  You may not understand, but I only write as I think God would have me write.

Some would like for me to condemn all Muslims.  I am NOT going to do that!!  All Muslims are NOT terrorists, they don’t all believe in the terrorist ideology.  The majority of Muslims, are Muslims for the same reason we are Christians, or Jews.  To WORSHIP God.  Jews don’t believe the same thing that Christians do, but I don’t see anybody attacking them because of it.   If you are, then shame on you!!!

I have already made it pretty clear that NONE of us know FOR SURE, who is right.  So in the mean time, try and live in love and peace.  What is it about that which is so hard to understand??

I also want to say something about my last post.  For anyone who has a tendency to think like those who I wrote about.  Or anybody for that matter.

Radical Islam, tells moderate Muslim that we are at war with ISLAM, not terrorists, not OBL, ISLAM.  They want to gather to them as many people as possible to use as pawns in their war against the West.  When you see website after website that has nothing good to say about Muslims in general…or if you indulge in the kind of comments that are above.  You prove their point. 

You know and I know that our fight is NOT against Islam.  We in the West have no desire to capture and convert Muslims.  But think about this, when I was preparing that post, I found some of the most hateful stuff, over something as stupid as a foot washing station at an Airport.  Those comments were not directed at Radical Muslims, they were pure hate directed at Muslim in general for no other reason then they were Muslim.  What do we as a nation gain from that??  What do you as a person gain from that??  How is that helping ANYTHING??  There is no excuse for it, NONE.  There is no way that you can say anything to justify that kind of behavior.

Muslims are the number one target of Radical Islam, NUMBER ONE!!  Yes, Radical Islam is bad, and we want to stop it.  It deserves to be talked about, it deserves to be informed on, but to lump all of Islam into that basket is not only wrong, it’s illogical.

Here is another unbelievable thing.  As those of you who follow this blog know, I go to blogs run by Radical Islamist/Jihadist.  I recently found out that one of the blogs I have been going to….wait for it….which did it’s best to inform Muslim in general how wrong they were, and how they weren’t ‘true’ Muslims unless they were out there killing a few people, or as many people as possible…..  Was set up and run by…..  a….. NON-MUSLIM!!  And here is the kicker, that website was listed on every Radical blog out there that speaks English.  Come on people, what is wrong with that picture.  We don’t have enough problems with Radical Islam that you need to help them??

When I started this endeavor 2 months ago I was pretty closed minded myself.  I got my information from some of those, ‘all Muslims bad, all day long blogs’, when I decided to start writing myself I did so because of what I had seen.  I have 4 blogs that all say the same thing, why, because it is that important.  But in the process of researching for my blogs, I found out that I was WRONG.  All Muslims are not terrorists or believe in the terrorist ideology. 

All you have to do is look at my very first blog entry and you can see the difference between then and now.  I based my ‘knowledge’, on what someone else had said.  I do believe in a lot of what I said, but I don’t believe some like….  I said; “Islam is based on hate, discrimination, and death. You can cherry pick verses that are against these things, but if you look at it in context or as a whole, the Quran is all about death.”  I do NOT believe that anymore and I am sorry if I offended any Muslim. 

The bottom line is, when I wrote this, not only did I not have a Quran, but I had NO CLUE what I was writing about in regards to the religion of Islam.  As I said, I got my ‘knowledge’ from ‘hate Islam all day long blogs’.  I am very grateful that I have since learned other wise.  It is my hope, that we can all learn something from my error.  

Since I started this, I have made many friends from every religion and no religion including Muslims from numerous sects.  I have found that they are as diverse as Christians.  I have tried to show that in this long series of posts on bigots or Islamophobia.  I have found that some people will never get it.  Those people don’t just hate Muslims they hate anyone who doesn’t think like them, and have no problem telling you that.  I have been insulted and belittled because I don’t write the way they want me too.  I have even been blogged about for the same reason. 

When I am wrong, I don’t have a problem saying I was wrong, in the beginning of this, I was wrong.  Please don’t let only the negative influence your thinking.  How many times do I need to say this, get some Muslim friends.  Muslims, get some Christian friends.  What good do any of us do when we hate.  What point do you make, except that you are closed minded and unable to even consider that you could be wrong.

Some have made it a big point to say that Islam means submit.  Let me break it down for you, it does… It means to submit to GOD.  Muslims are Muslim for the same reason I am a Christian or a Jew is a Jew, to worship God.  It’s real simple.  Some Muslims have a twisted view of what they are on this earth to do, the same can be said about anyone for any given thing.  It doesn’t mean that everyone is that way.

Can I say it any other way, or any more???  Do you understand what I am saying this time??  For those of you who have all along, disregard.  The bottom line is we all need to try a little harder.  Bad behavior doesn’t justify more bad behavior.  Two wrongs don’t make a right.  You know, all those things you were taught as a kid, or should have been.       

What Will You Do part 2 or… I Just Have To Say This!!!

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I have been far and wide on the Internet. I have talked to a multitude of people, or read, their writing and/or comments. Muslims with a multitude of idea’s on religion, Christians as well. Hindu’s, Buddhist, Atheist, and on and on it goes.

I’m right, your wrong. Your not “true”, I am. I know everything, you know nothing. You interpreted this wrong, or that wrong. Your going to hell, I’m going to heaven….

I am a Christian so I follow what Jesus taught, which is peace and love. We will know soon enough what is right. But in the mean time, let me tell you what I think. I would NEVER, EVER, pretend to know all the answers, anyone who thinks they do…should re-evaluate. Because there is NO WAY that you do.  We can only do what is in our heart to do.  But to think that you ‘know’, that your right and everyone else is wrong, seems a bit arrogant.

I think that God created us to commune with Him. Which sect of which religion is right; I don’t know and I DON’T CARE. If we would all just behave the way we SHOULD, then life could/would be much better. Does anyone really believe that God wants us fighting over who is right?? Do you think God wants us fighting at all???

Should we fight in His name… “I kill you in the name of the Father”, or how about,  “I hate you in the name of the Father” …how stupid is that???

Bravo!! Way to go!! Just who do you think you serve with that kind of behavior??

For the benefit of those on my other blog, I have a friend, his name is salahudin. He is a Muslim turned Atheist. I don’t agree with everything in his blog, because he makes fun of religion in general. But he does have the right idea in this area.

Thank you Nanyaar. I am not surprised that the land of Gandhi has sons like you.

Violent minded people urge us all to “defend ourselves with arms against Islam”, but conversely the enlightened individual who embraces diversity and shuns xenophobia, only calls for peace and love.

The violent minded individual scorns the peace loving. They say “but they will destroy you! You’re making a grave error!”

I would rather err on the side of love, any day.

How about you?

Just for one second, consider what he has said about living in peace and love, in doing the right thing. If he is right and we are all wrong, why waste the few years we have arguing, killing and hating in the name of God?? I believe in God, but what he said was right on. We should err on the side of love. The link to the above article is below.

COMMON SENSE PEOPLE!!! I wish I could stand on a mountain top and yell that so all the world could hear me.

Does what I said make sense to you?? Do you agree with it??   Regardless of what religion you follow, it’s not our place to judge someone else.  I don’t know what the Quran says about it, but I do know what the Christian Bible says, and it is as I just said.  It’s not our place to judge.  Religion is suppose to be a personal journey, between you and God.  

Can we be like these people??  Can you??  Can you try??

There is my rant for the day. I hope you will consider what I said. May God Bless You and Yours. I count myself blessed, to have friends from every religion and non-religion. I count myself blessed, to have common sense. We will know soon enough who is right, in the mean time…


What is a Bigot prt 2

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As I have already pointed out, there is another type of radical out there and it is a bigot, a person who is prejudiced against anything that doesn’t fit into their narrow beliefs.  Since this blog is about radical Islam, the bigot that I normally refer to is the radical himself.  However as I said in part one on this subject, there are those who are just as bigoted towards all Muslims, as the radical is against all things that don’t fit their narrow view of Islam.

There are many things I want to cover and it will take several entry’s to get it all in.  Some people have also objected to the term Islamophobia.  For the sake of this blog, let me define what I consider Islamophobia to be.  An Islamophobe believes that ALL Muslims either support terrorism, or are terrorists themselves.  They don’t believe that there are any moderate Muslims.  They believe that if they are considered moderate, its because they aren’t following the Quran.  Which is funny as that is what the radical believes. 

I intend to show that there are moderate Muslims out there and even if you don’t here much about them, doesn’t mean they don’t exist.  I intend on leaving comments and websites from them.  I will also show some of the more extreme comments made by Islamophobes themselves.  It is hard not to close your mind, when you see the things that terrorists do.  But there is a huge difference between them and the average Muslim.  If you will open your mind to the facts, its the average Muslim that is the victim of the radicals more than anyone else.  The photo at the top os the page are terrorists in Iraq.  The victims are Iraqi’s, Muslim Iraqi’s.  

I’ve seen a lot of blanket comments, but when you look a little closer at some of them, you find that a lot of things were left out.  I also see a lot of so called experts of the Quran.  Experts that are NOT Muslim, and have never been Muslim.  But they feel, they are the expert on what Muslims think and believe.  They get out there and have their ego stroked by other so called experts.  They learn what Muslims are all about from these circle of friends.  Personally, when I wanted to learn about the Jewish faith, I went to a Rabbi.  Not the guys on the corner.  

The simple fact of the matter is this;  Without knowing a true translation and context, it is too easy to misunderstand verses in the Quran, or Bible for that matter.  You can’t just pick up a Quran pull out a few verses and condemn a entire religion.  There are times when Muslims try and do the same thing with the Bible.  I have learned a lot about Islam just in the past month.  There are different sects, some have some wild idea’s, based on their leaders “translation” of the Quran.  I will be covering that as well.

I know of at least one person who felt like I wasn’t doing a “good enough” job of “informing” you on radical Islam, because I wasn’t rude or disrespectful.  In other words because I didn’t meet his narrow view on Islam.  Suddenly I became several things to him.  First a “dhimmi” and then I wasn’t a “true” Christian (how would he know anything about Christianity).  I was also called a fool, a dodger, intellectually dishonest, and a liar.  All because he didn’t like my answers or non answers.  I felt like I was dealing with a 2 year old, stomping his feet and throwing a temper tantrum.  I have many, many, things I want to write about.  Its too bad I have to waste time on one person, while the blog suffers.   

Just so there is no misunderstanding, if you disrespect me, or anybody else on my blog, I won’t answer you either.  When I mentioned the “golden rule”, I was told Islam had no golden rule, and since Islam is bigoted they could be bigoted in return.  Obviously their mother taught them that “two wrongs do not make a right”. 

If you have a problem with the way I write my blog, then don’t come here, but don’t attack me or anyone else because you disagree.   So far I haven’t had any problems except for one individual.  I understand this is a tough subject and people on both sides have strong feelings, all I ask is for you to be polite, and try and have a open mind. 

I don’t need “help” informing people on radical Islam.  My goal has always been to inform everyone not just non-Muslims.  There are plenty of other blogs out there that preach “All Muslims Bad, All Day Long”.  This is not one of them, this is a all terrorists bad all day long blog.   I hope for the umpteenth time, I have made that clear to the readers.

I want to put up some quotes that people have made about Muslims.  Every time you see an underlined word, it has been changed from Muslim to Christian and vice versa.  Ask yourself honestly, how does that sound to you, it sounds pretty bad to me. I can understand why Muslims would be defensive with this kind of stuff out there for the world to hear.

I propose that in the event of a pre-emptive attack we should immediately and without discussion use whatever weapons capabilities we have to destroy the 100 largest Christian cities on earth, regardless of state, and destroy all the military facilities of Christian-dominated states.  This will include all of the capitals and at least the 10 largest cities of all Christian-dominated states. [David Atkins]

Christianity is like a virus—it affects the mind—maybe even better as an analogy—it is a cancer that destroys the body it infects. [Jerome Corsi]

We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Islam … That’s war. And this is war. [Ann Coulter]

I want to go on record as telling you that I believe the greatest threat to the American way of life, to the Constitution of the United States of America and to the religion of Islam, is the religion of Christianity as it stands today… It is a great task that you and I have to infiltrate the Christian community, but we can do it with the help of God.” [Rev. Maury Davis]

Islam offers the only viable, reasonable, definitive answer to the questions of ‘Where did I come from?’ ‘Why am I here?’ ‘Where am I going?’ ‘Does life have any meaningful purpose?’ and “Only Islam offers a comprehensive worldview that covers all areas of life and thought, every aspect of creation. Only Islam offers a way to live in response to the realities that we find in this world—only Islam [Tom Delay, House Majority Whip]

We as Muslims must take control of the government. We should be the ones in charge of the government. [OӒNeil Dozier, Broward County Judicial Nomination Committee member]

Christianity is at best falseӔ and at worst bloody and dangerous.Ӕ [Bishop J. Delano Ellis, Adviser to a U.S. Congressional panel on faith-based issues]

Add to the thirst for blood a religion which encourages killing, and it is entirely understandable if Muslims came to this bloody party unprepared. [Paul Harvey]

This is our land. This is our world. This is our heritage, and with Gods help, we shall claim this nation for Islam. And no power on earth can stop us. [D. James Kennedy]

I am a Christian, I don’t believe the same way that Muslims believe.  I have had more Muslims tell me that they believe that all people of faith who are Jew or Christian will enter heaven with them.  Did you see what I just said??  The radicals don’t believe that, but many Muslims do. 

Here is the point I am trying to make…think what you want, about whether Muslims, Christians and Jews worship the same God or not, but so far, when I talk to the average Muslim, I am seeing far more Christian charity out of some Muslims, than those who profess to be Christian.  For those of you who may not know what I am talking about, Christian charity means love.  It means being kind.  You can disagree with someone without a lot of the stuff that is being said out there.

Many of those people who made these comments are the same ones jumping up and down about the terrorists wanting a world Caliphate.  Does that make sense to you??  They are complaining about terrorists saying the same thing, that they themselves are saying.  Both holy books talk about love and forgiveness.  It wasn’t that long ago when Jews were the object of this kind of thing, and we all know how that ended up. 

Some supposed Christians still blame the Jews for killing Christ!!  If any of those are reading this I want to let you in on a little secret….  Jesus came here to die.  It was planned, so stop blaming the Jews.  Also, it was the Romans who killed Christ, not the Jews.  People who blame the Jews are ridiculous.  Actually its beyond ridiculous.

Some in America might remember when Rev. Pat Roberson made comments about Hugo Chavez.  Everyone was up in arms about that.  But no one says anything about the comments above.  Believe it or not, I have seen some that are worst, I will put some of those up later.   

There seems to be a whole lot of misunderstanding and no one making any attempt to change that. When I first started this blog, I had Muslims coming out of the woodwork thinking I was attacking them.  Then I write about Islamophobia and I have others, thinking I’m a “dhimmi” and am ignorant in regards to radical Islam.    Your both wrong!! 

There is more on this I want to cover and I will but I want to make sure you read the whole thing so I don’t want it to be to long.     

A Question of Righteousness

what Allah really thinksWhat I believe Allah really see’s  



I want to share some word for word communication I have had recently with a jihadist website. And I would really like it if the Muslims here at 360, would read it. I think you might find it enlightening. When I copy/paste the comments from Muslims I have talked too, I will merely refer to them as “Muslim” instead of their user name. Its a little long but worth the read.


My comment,


It may be that Allah will grant affection (and friendship) between you and those whom ye (now) hold as enemies. For Allah has power (over all things), and Allah is Forgiving, Most Merciful.


See, that’s exactly how I see the One, I worship, He has power over all things, and is forgiving and merciful. And I love Him because He love me, better yet, I feel the same way that Job did when he said, “though He slay me, yet will I trust Him”.


I have seen in other posts that you feel that others won’t accept you until you believe as they do.


“And the Jews and Christians will never be pleased with you until you follow their way…” [al-Baqarah; 120]


I can tell you and anyone who reads this, that statement is NOT true.


I don’t care who you worship, and I know that most others, feel the same way. I would NEVER support anyone or anything that would cause one to change their faith by force, or to discriminate against someone because of their faith. It appears to me that you really don’t have a true understanding of how we, as Christians think.


I believe that faith, is a personal journey, that we should all be free to take, or not, if that is someones wish. That is why God has given us free will.


Reject hate, embrace love. Bring out the best in Islam by showing your compassion, gratitude and forgiveness. This is the best way to bring other to wanting to participate in any religion. Personally, I became a Christian based on the joy I saw in other peoples lives, I wanted that joy.


Response from Muslim:


This verse is not a commandment (Amr) in any way, shape or form. In fact, you need to look at verse 4 of the same Chapter to understand the verse you quoted above. It says,

Indeed there has been an excellent example for you in Ibrahim and those with him, when they said to their people: “Verily, we are free from you and whatever you worship besides Allah, we have rejected you, and there has started between us and you, hostility and hatred forever until you believe in Allah alone…”


So the meaning of the verse you quoted is, “You continue to show them open disavowal, and know that Allah can guide them to Islam through your exposing of their falsehood (since this is a part of showing open disavowal) and they will be your friends.”


[ I just have to interject here, and point out the difference between, how a Christian trys to bring someone into the faith, through genuine love and friendship. And how these Muslims do, which appears to be with contempt ]


This verse is not a commandment (Amr) in any way, shape or form. In fact, you need to look at verse 4 of the same Chapter to understand the verse you quoted above. It says,

Indeed there has been an excellent example for you in Ibrahim and those with him, when they said to their people: “Verily, we are free from you and whatever you worship besides Allah, we have rejected you, and there has started between us and you, hostility and hatred forever until you believe in Allah alone…”


So the meaning of the verse you quoted is, “You continue to show them open disavowal, and know that Allah can guide them to Islam through your exposing of their falsehood (since this is a part of showing open disavowal) and they will be your friends.”



You wrote: “I have seen in other post that you feel that others won’t accept you until you believe as they do. “And the Jews and Christians will never be pleased with you until you follow their way…


No, the verse is true. Here, let me ask you a simple question. Do you support the Mujaahideen against your own people and do you wish for their victory?


In any case, the Arabic word in this verse is “Millah” meaning “path, way of life, lifestyle etc” So the ending part of the verse is, “until you follow their way of life.”


If you were to meet someone like me, you would either hate me and respect me at the same time, or hate me and wouldn’t respect me. Why? Because I will show open disavowal to you and will continue to do so, even if you are annoyed by it, until you become Muslim.


Also, I don’t act like a disbeliever, talk like a disbeliever, walk like a disbeliever, dress like a disbeliever and so on. Many people hate that, but I love it because I live for Allah and I will continue to make sure that the disbelievers who know or see me don’t accept me.


This verse you quoted has nothing to do with the actual Religion. In other words, it is not strictly saying, “until you follow their Religion” since Allah would have used the appropriate term for Religion which is Madhab. Instead, He wisely chose the word “Millah” since its all-encompassing of the lifestyle, path, etc. of disbelievers.


Eagle’s response:


It still appears to me that you really don’t have a true understanding of how we, as Christians, think.


You said: “If you were someone like me, you would either hate me and respect me at the same time, or hate me and wouldn’t respect me. Why? Because I will show open disavowal to you and will continue to do so, even if you are annoyed by it, until you become Muslim.


A true Christian, hate sin, but loves the sinner. Which means, what it says. A Christian should always speak with love, (though I have trouble with that myself sometimes), regardless of what is spoken too them. Most true Christians, know this and try to live by the words of Christ, we are not perfect, we are forgiven.


So, I don’t hate you, or disrespect you. I understand that you think your way is the only way. I feel the same way about Christ. I think one of the main differences, between you and I, are how we choose to share our faith. And I stand by what I said above. Tell me why you think that is wrong. BTW, I am not claiming to be an expert on Islam, I am merely trying to understand.


You asked if I supported the Mujaahideen against my own people, and do I wish for the Mujaahideen’s victory? I already answered that….


I would NEVER support anyone or anything that would cause one to change their faith by force, or to discriminate against someone because of their faith. That includes, anyone who tried to force YOU to change your faith, or discriminated against you because of it.


As far as “Millah” There are many different ways of life, and most of them, I don’t subscribe to either. As any person of faith, we lead our life based on our understanding of the scripture. But we don’t force our belief on others, or hate them if they don’t walk and talk the way we do. (see statement above)


I believe that faith, is a personal journey, that we should all be free to take, or not, if that is someones wish, that is why God has given us free will.


I think God wants us to come to Him out of love, not out of fear. Do you believe this??


Reject hate, embrace love. Bring out the best in Islam by showing your compassion, gratitude and forgiveness. What do you see in this statement that is wrong??


This is the best way to bring others to wanting to participate in any religion. Personally, I became a Christian based on the joy I saw in others lives, I wanted that joy.


Why do you share your faith?? Is it out of love?? Do you share your faith based on the fact that you love the person you are sharing with, and want them to go to Heaven with you?? Do you believe, that God is longsuffering, not wishing that any should perish??


Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God has forgiven you. Do you believe this statement??


(after post was erased 3 times, I re-posted the entire comment and added the following)


If you feel that I have disrespected you in anyway, please forgive me, that is not my intent. I have read everything you have written in an attempt to understand your point of view and in an attempt for you to see mine. Is that not the reason you have comment sections?? I really do want you to answer my questions sincerely. Please don’t just erase it.



Muslim response:


Look eagle,

You are wasting your time. The simple answer to your above statements is:


We will continue to show open disavowal and enmity to you and your people until you become Muslim because we believe that you, the disbeliever, are the people of hellfire (unless if you become Muslim) and so we will treat you like such. And if you become Muslim, then you will become one of us and we will show mercy, compassion, and love for you and you will be a part of the universal brotherhood.


If you are inquiring as to us dealing justly with you, the answer is yes and we will deal with you justly.


If you are inquiring as to us being nice with you, the answer is we are not forbidden from acting nice with you, and nor are we forbidden from acting harsh with you. You are a disbeliever and we actually believe it. That’s the difference between us and you. You people don’t follow your Religion whereas we try to follow it to the teeth. A disbeliever has an evil presence because of their disbelief.


Your “Millah” is what you follow and whatever it is that you follow, we reject it because it is not Islam.


You didn’t answer my question about the Mujaahideen. Do you support them? If not, then stop wasting your time because we support them, even if you hate it.

You wrote,

“I think God wants us to come to Him out of love, not out of fear. Do you believe this??”

Allah will accept their Islam as long as he/she accepts Islam. It doesn’t matter if they were brought into Islam harshly or softly. As long as they accept it by the heart, Allah accepts it.


And nobody is forcing you to change your faith. But we do have a concern regarding your disbelief and that is why we expose it. And blasphemy only deserves harshness.

You wrote,

“Reject hate, embrace love. Bring out the best in Islam by showing your compassion, gratitude and forgiveness. What do you see in this statement that is wrong??”

It is wrong because Islam is balanced with hatred and love whereas you people rejected hatred. Since you rejected hatred, then it means you people love what your god hates; and what does your god hate?


I wonder if you’ll even admit if he hates anything.


If not, then we’ll assume that he loves prostitution, adultery, rape, alcohol, pornography, murder, oppression, cheating, stealing, and arrogance.


And we are assuming that your god doesn’t reject this (since he has no hatred for this evil) because “Christianity is all about love,” right?


That’s why your religion has no balance. You people are too afraid to speak about hatred. You people can’t even hate what god hates because your cowardice has taken over your steadfastness. You are not ready to face trials and tribulations for loving what god loves and hating what god hates, and showing it openly. This goes for the vast majority of Christians.

You wrote,

“Why do you share your faith?? Is it out of love?? Do you share your faith based on the fact that you love the person you are sharing with and want them to go to Heaven with you?? Do you believe, that God is longsuffering, not wishing that any should perish??”

We share our faith not to convert people like your missionaries. Rather, we share our faith to inform the people of the only truth. And not only do we simply just tell them what Islam is, but we establish it in their locality so they can see the truth working in front of their eyes.

Indeed, we do have a concern for all disbelievers because when they die upon their disbelief, we see it as a tragedy (except in the battlefield) since their soul would be lost in the punishment of the hellfire and we might have had the ability of telling them about Islam. Even at their very last breaths, we wish to tell them: “Say, “There is no deity worthy of worship except Allah and Muhammad is His final Messenger.”

You wrote,

“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God has forgiven you. Do you believe this statement??”

No because Allah will never forgive Shirk as long as one is practicing it, and therefore, we will never forgive them nor show them a soft heart. And by the way, Allah forgives all other sins (such as adultery, theft, murder, oppression etc.) but He will never forgive Shirk as long as one dies upon it. Muse over this.


The real discussion here is why aren’t you Muslim?



My response to him:


You said,:


“What does your god hate?
I wonder if you’ll even admit if he hates anything.
If not, then we’ll assume that he loves prostitution, adultery, rape, alcohol, pornography, murder, oppression, cheating, stealing, and arrogance.’


The God I worship, hates sin, and probably it is the same sin that your God hates. The main difference is that we try to live by the words of Christ and it is not our place to judge.


There is a story in the Bible about a woman who was about to be stoned for adultery. Jesus said to the people that were about to do the stoning, “He who is without sin, cast the first stone.” The people left. Jesus said to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more.”


Although we have our sins forgiven, it does not mean that we are allowed to go out and keep doing the things we were doing before we were saved. The Bible speaks against this.


Jesus said,: “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”


We believe,


JUDGE not, that you be not judged.
“For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.
“And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?
“Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye?
“Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

You should learn more about what Christians believe, I am trying to learn more of what Muslims believe. You might find that in some areas we are a lot alike. We like you, have a lot of people who claim to be Christians, but do not act like one.


We are made right in God’s sight when we trust in Jesus Christ to take away our sins. And we all can be saved in this same way, no matter who we are or what we have done.
For all have sinned; all fall short of God’s glorious standard.

Yet now God in his gracious kindness declares us not guilty. He has done this through Christ Jesus, who has freed us by taking away our sins. For God sent Jesus to take the punishment for our sins and to satisfy God’s anger against us. We are made right with God when we believe that Jesus shed his blood, sacrificing his life for us.


Can we boast, then, that we have done anything to be accepted by God? No, because our acquittal is not based on our good deeds. It is based on our faith.
Faith eliminates the pride of human effort, because faith is not a work that we do. Faith exalts what God has done, not what people do. Faith admits that we cannot keep the Law, or measure up to God’s standard–we need help. Faith is based on our relationship with God, not our performance for God.


Well then, if we emphasize faith, does this mean that we can forget about the law? Of course not! In fact, only when we have faith do we truly fulfill the law.


Paul said, (1 Cor. 4: 3-5) ” I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human court; indeed, I do not even judge myself.
My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me.

Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait till the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men’s hearts. At that time each will receive his praise from God.”


(vs12) We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it;

when we are slandered, we answer kindly. Up to this moment we have become the scum of the earth, the refuse of the world.


Therefore I urge you to imitate me.”



What a better example to follow?? And as I have already said, Jesus spoke on how to treat people who persecute us because of our faith. You asked me why aren’t I a Muslim. You have not shown me a reason to become a Muslim. I want joy in my life, peace and love and to be able to sing and raise my hands in praise and joy when worshiping God.


I worship a God that I KNOW loves me. I share my faith because I want others to feel the joy that I feel. When I see Muslims worshiping in the Mosques, I never see them joyfully praising God, or singing to the Lord. Maybe I missed something. Please tell me if I have. Do you sing praises to the Lord? I never see anyone smiling while worshiping.


You keep asking about the Mujaahideen. And if I support them and I keep answering… I would NEVER support anyone or anything that would cause one to change their faith by force, or to discriminate against someone because of their faith. That includes, anyone who tried to force YOU to change your faith, OR discriminated against you because of it.


It is just as wrong when you try and do that to Christians, as if Christians did that to you. How is it that you ignore this fact?? I may not agree with you in what, or how you worship. But it is not my place to force you to change.


Correct me if I am wrong, but as I understand it, you want to create a Taliban style government world wide. Is that true?? If so, how is that any different than if we tried to force our views on you??


(end of comments)


These comments were continually erased, no matter how many times I posted them (thank goodness for the copy/paste option. I saved everything into a draft file in my email, in case you are wondering, because they have erased my comments before). I then sent the following comment, knowing it would be read, before it was erased.


If you are righteous in your thoughts and writings then you should not fear what the kufar has to say. If a person is not using foul language, then why would you erase what they had to say?? Are you afraid that they might influence a Muslim coming to your website?? Surely you don’t think that your opinion is so weak that it cannot stand up to remarks by someone with a differing view.


Since you keep erasing my comments, I am left with only one thought. You are afraid of others seeing my response. You are afraid that my words might influence another Muslim. You are not as righteous as you would have others believe. Your words are false. You lie not only to yourself but to others. If this was not true, you wouldn’t be afraid of my comments.


You are afraid, even in this old post that nobody comes too any more. What is it that causes you to erase my post?? Please answer that for me. (end of comment)


If you are a Muslim, Ask yourself a question, Why erase those comments?? So you tell me, IF they are so righteous, why erase my comments?? That question goes out to the radicals as well.


Tell me if you see anything offensive in those comments.