Contrary Beliefs 2015-28
I write this after reading about the atrocities in the middle east and the killing of a Joranian airman that was captured. He was killed by ISIS in a way that is unimaginable by being burned alive while in a cage. I do not and never understand how people can do the things they do.
Contrary Beliefs 2015-28
I list this under “current events” because it relates to almost everyday news items that are shown on TV or in published products like the newspaper. I have detailed writings about what I have shown below, and may include them in a separate category in the future.
I believe that the radical Islamists can believe in their Islam religion as much as they desire, but to feel that I must also adhere to their beliefs is wrong and will always think this way. I do NOT believe in what they believe and can say now that I NEVER will do so. Notice, I did NOT say ALL Muslims; I again say, RADICAL Islamists, which is different. It is too easy to bunch groups together when it is not right to do so.
If radical Muslims want to believe in what was written in their holy book as pertaining to today, so be it; I do not care. But, if ANY Muslim states I must convert to Islam, I have a GREAT problem with that request. I respect the everyday Muslim people that live their lives in peace. I am tolerant towards those of the Islam faith and many other people that believe in their religious beliefs. I have nothing but loathing towards the radicals that kill, rape, torture, behead, sell for slaves, force their religion on others, and other things that make them animals, not worthy of respect. They do so for other reasons; unknown to me and this is not understandable. I would like to think that modern day thinking Muslims believe this also and abhor the radical Muslims that pervert their religion.
I was criticized once for saying I tolerate those of other religions. I was told that I should also respect those of other religions. Well, actually I do, but not the ones that do things in the name of their religion that goes against common sense and decency. That includes people of any religion, including mine. It is impossible to give respect when none is due.
Maybe I am not thinking correctly in the minds of many that know me or what I say. Guess what!? I just do not care. I care about many things, but my thoughts are what they are, and it is difficult to retract what I write, if I meant what I wrote at the time. We CAN change our beliefs over time and I have done so in some cases.
I maintain that I am a practicing Christian, and will remain one, forever. Nobody can change my thought patterns regarding this belief. I have stated before, “I do not just believe there is a God; I know there is a God.” Some people, not many actually, know where I come from in saying this and it will be awhile until I expound on this further and publish it. I am not ready to do so.
There are loads of theologians that believe they have knowledge of religious things and some make good money writing books about what they think. I am not one of them; not even close. I do believe in what I write, but these are opinions, and they sometimes can or cannot be proven. Opinions are just that— a belief or judgment that falls short of absolute conviction, certainty, or certain knowledge.
I got off track so will continue a bit more. Those of any religion, including Christianity and Islam, can believe in what they want to, but the deciding factor will be when the end time has arrived end and we all will find out just what is the truth. I truly hope that we, as a group of the world, find out what we want to find out. In the meantime, the atrocities done by those that the media calls terrorists will be responsible for those acts that are done against humanity and will be judged by the very God they say they represent.
The Christian and Islam religions had human people that in their time created or were instrumental in the creation of the religion that we follow; with even the Hebrew religion having Abraham as the human that God touched as part of the history of their existence. When will those that think they have a claim on God as being part of THEIR religion only, (if they do so) which excludes those of other religions? How conceited they are and how primitively minded they may appear. Ten thousand years ago (for instance), there was, as is now, only one God and it continues the same way now; one God of the Universe; Period!!!! It is possible that there are some that could argue this point also.
Peace to all,