Where is the country called Islam? How can an ideology call itself a state?
Islam is a religious belief, not a country. The faith of Islam can therefore be anywhere. It can be carried from country to country, it has no country called Islam.
It’s rather like Christians’ talking of a Christian state and expecting the world to honour it. There is no country called ‘Christian’ either.
ISIS is an Egyptian Goddess. How can people who know nothing of Egyptian beliefs claim her as their name? ISIS in this regard is short for something, but as usual it is far too long for anyone in the West to remember it or to try to spell it so they have to shorten it and steal someone else’s religion to do it. The religion of Islam and that of Egypt are completely different.
Christians would be none too happy if some terrorist group started using the name of Jesus as their title, simply because the letters in the name spelt something else.
These people are terrorists. They should be called what they are, Islamic terrorists. Leave the name of the Goddess for the Goddess and her followers.
The current batch of feminists has completely lost the plot if the recent twitter postings are anything to go by. A twitter post titled kill all men has some pretty pathetic comments that simply prove the point that these women don’t know what the feminists of the past actually did. These twitters are very concerned with banning the word ‘bossy’, complaining when a man asks for a phone number and wanting to get rid of all men so they can live in a feminist utopia. Never mind that in other parts of the world female genital mutilation still happens and women are still stoned.
these feminists are more concerned with getting their nails done and crying in the latte’s about some perceived wrong done to them, living in their world of privilege and excess, while around the world, other women don’t have enough to eat and have to watch their babies die from starvation. These are educated women. It wasn’t long ago that women were not educated because what is the point of educating someone when all that is expected of them is have babies and run a household. There are women all over this world who still have no right to an education and are shot for trying to get one. Women can work in whatever field they want to and have the skills for. In the western world that is.
It wasn’t so long ago that women were burned at the stake because they were skilled midwives and healers. Had rank and privilege, money, in other words and some jealous person wanted it. And yes, it was men who made those rules, and it would have been men that stopped it too, because they were the ones the rulers listened to. They were the ones that fought the battles that changed the rules.
These privileged feminists don’t know how lucky they are that the only thing wrong in the pathetic world is a man asking for a phone number or a date. They can’t even say ‘no; nicely, they have to get on twitter and rant. They have no idea how much men do for them or how quickly their pathetic little worlds would collapse into ruins without men. A feminist utopia? Save me from such a thing. Having to listen to their voices screeching about clothes and make up and who’s having sex with who would drive me insane.
Feminism has come so far; And in one brief moment it’s all been shoved backwards.
My local Baptist Church has been doing the rounds lately, dropping their flyers into people’s letterboxes all over town. This is their right of course. They are allowed to try and recruit new members, (that is what they are doing) and they have their own methods of doing this. A great number of people may simply throw these things away without ever reading them, especially those of other religious beliefs. Some may read them and then throw them away. This post is for those who read them, who don’t know the Bible that well and may be wondering if what the church is saying is true or accurate. This post is for those whom the Church scares with their little tracts, because the Church gives you one point of view, theirs. They ignore the blatant contradictions within the Bible. Assert that it is the pure Word of God and must be believed at all costs. Every word, they will tell you is accurate.
Unfortunately, every word is not accurate. And becuase I say this, they will brand me as Anti-Christian (which I am not). If i disagree with anything about the jews or Israel, I am Anti-Semitic (another incorrect statement). I am pro-truth. I want people to be aware of both sides of the story. So far this Church has dropped 5 different tracts around town. That is enough to keep a blogger going for months.
These tracts carry titles such as ‘Do you believe?” ‘What is the Gospel?’, ‘The Love of God?’, ‘What must I do to go to Heaven?’, ‘What must I do to go to Hell?’.
Fascinating stuff, if you’re interested, but really, how much of this is simple scaremongering and how much is designed to bring people into the church, the right church of course and to bring in revenue for the church? In case you didn’t know, when you join a Christian Church you are expected to tithe 10% of your income to the church. All well and good, if you can afford it. But how many of us can in this financial climate. The church will then tell you to trust in God to have enough money to get through. If you struggle it’s because you don’t have enough faith, not because the church is taking too much.
Back to our little Bible tracts. Is there one in particular you would like me to start with or shall I just leap into the fray boots and all and pick one?
How can anyone get a fair trial in a world dominated by social media that tweets and re-tweets every tiny nuance whether true or suspected? Surveillance cameras show people moving around, but the clarity is so poor they could be anybody and people are willing to claim and damn anyone they don’y like or suspect may have been involved with no evidence to back up their claims. When the news shows do exactly the same thing, playing videos over and over again, saying this is what happened, so it must be true. Where is the scene investigation, the forensic evidence? Where is the innocent until proven guilty? People must have a scapegoat. A crime has been committed, it must have been done by someone, but how do you know you have the right person? That is what a police investigation is for and evidence. But when people demand a conviction with no evidence and get one in the media and on the internet, that is not a fair trial, but a witch hunt. Yes, a witch hunt. That is exactly the kind of behaviour that convicted so many as ‘witches’ during that time several hundred years ago. Of course the internet and social media weren’t involved, but it was essentially the same thing. One person’s words against anothers’, with little or no evidence. Evidence manufactured or twisted to fit the supposed ‘crime’. No-one interested in any semblance of truth. Damning and convicting people based on their beliefs, their culture, their differences from ‘us’.
Everyone is different. Even your neighbours are different with different beliefs, different culture and cultural background. The cultural group that is being condemned now will change. It already has. A hundred years ago, it was the cultural group now known as African-Americans who took the heat. And probably still do. Any time a crime was committed, it was ‘the evil black man’ that did it. Little or no evidence to back it up. None was needed. Everyone ‘knew’ it was that way. Now the focus has shifted to muslims. Everyone ‘knows’ that they are evil and want to destroy ‘us’. Yet in the last 20 years it has been primarily the United States of America that has been busy destroying anyone who doesn’t agree with ‘us’. The thing all these people have in common? They’re not ‘Christians’ and they have oil. Lots of oil. They are so distracted by all their wars that they are leaving their own people to suffer. I’m referring here specifically to the lower 9th ward in New Orleans, which is still in ruins 8 years after Hurricane Katrina ripped through the area. 8 years! If this had happened to a white middle class neighbourhood, would the reaction have been the same? Where is the money to rebuild? It’s going to fund an endless war in the middle east. Endless. There will be no winners there except the people who make money off other people’s sufferings. The weapons manufacturers etc. What about the people at home? Have you forgotten about them? It seems so. Who will be next? And when the focus changes to some other group. What then? Will it be you? And how will you defend yourselves, when the government takes away all your rights.