Bertha and Maude45p
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By not holding proper trials during the Bush years, we never actually separated the guilty from the innocent. What good is our system of justice if we don't believe that it actually works?
A horrible injustice was done to many people during the Bush years and I hope that these traumatized men who were ripped from their homes and families can at last find some peace in their lives. Thank God we finally have an intelligent and moral man in The White House.
One of the reasons I've been away from this forum is that incessant high-pitched, whining sound of axes grinding.
When I read these very biased and often boorish comments about President Obama and our Secretary of State, Mrs. Clinton it makes me wonder if the things you people are saying about Islam is also lacking in credibility.
You are so right to remind us - those of us who are Christian - we must never lose sight of our calling to share the love of God with everyone, including those poor souls enslaved to Islam. How many of us, who read and comment in this community, would be any different had we been born where they are?
We who live in freedom where it is safe to be a Christian must never forget our brave brothers and sisters whose lives are at risk under the sword of Islam. The least we can do is pray and send what financial support we can.
But the more I think about it, the more I realize that it wouldn't work with Muhammed though, would it?
Any little children at Muhammed's feet who were not his progeny would have been his slaves, their parents having been killed in a booty raid. And the loving gaze of Jesus would be replaced with the leer of a man turned on by six year old girls.
Maybe it's just as well that they don't make images of their prophet.
When I was a child there was a picture hanging on the wall in my Sunday School classroom with Jesus sitting among a group of happy children, some of them on his lap, others sitting at his feet gazing at Him. There was an inscription underneath with that verse from the gospel of Luke which starts out with the words "Suffer the little children..." And I remember being puzzled, because even as a five-year-old I knew that Jesus would never make children suffer. Then of course, my Sunday School teacher explained that the word "suffer" was used differently today than it was when the Bible was translated into King James English.
That image of Jesus helped shape my concept of God and my self worth. I knew in my heart of hearts that He was the Good Shepherd who would drop everything to come rescue a little lamb (or a little child like me) and that there was no safer place to be than with The Lord.
I wonder how different Islam would be today, if followers grew up seeing a picture of Muhammed sitting peacefully with little children?
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Wedding gigs are the worst.
Thanks -- BertieM.
I'm wondering why it is important to categorize Islam as either a strictly a religion or a political system.
It is only in recent times that the two -- religion and state -- have even been separated. At one time God/King/Country were all woven of the same warp and woof everywhere. Islam, being permanently time-warped in the 7th century has never actually separated church from state, as other civilizations have. (It's both a dessert topping AND a floor polish!).