Sunday, October 31, 2010
What are terrorists afraid of ~ not pleasing their God. The idea being to get God's ultimate favor by becoming a martyr or committing a violent act to spread Islam. If not a change of mind then perhaps a change of God!
Muhammad was never able to convince people as Jesus could, by talking and listening, performing a few miracles ~ frustrated he picked up the sword. Prior to this Muhammad only had 100 followers. And along with the sword the accounts in the Koran changed. Where the verses are contradictory ~ the solution is that the violent and more extreme ones ~ replace the moderate ones.
Look at the changes Muhammed made to the Kaaba religion, getting rid of the Gods, and most sensitively the Goddesses [Book of Idols ~ says he requested this in prayer, because they were women and no woman should come between he, as a man [or male messenger] and the Kaaba's Supreme God]. So was it Allah who told Muhammad to take up the sword ~ to convert or to not only ~ spread but to change his message ~ or was it Muhammad who told Allah?
Should we adopt a terrorist and pray for them?
That’s the idea behind a Christian ministry called (not surprisingly) Adopt-a-Terrorist for Prayer. An excerpt from their website:
“Where is the Christian response to terrorism? If the struggle against violence done in the name of Islam is primarily spiritual, then defeating it requires a spiritual response.
This site features FBI and State Department identified terrorists and terrorism sponsors. Terrorism inspires fear. According to Jesus, the antidote to fear is love.
When we hate, we are reactive victims. When we love we seize the initiative. Love for country helps soldiers to risk their lives. Love for children enables parents to discipline them without being intimidated. Love for us took Jesus to the cross. Love for enemies will give courage to face, overcome, and transform them and the environment that breeds them.”
Posted by Cole at 2:44 PM