Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Re: Fw: "Jihad--Some things you should know"

Gee whiz, somebody with too much fear and loathing has too much time with Macromedia Flash. Was that Wagner playing in the background? Liked it, but it's already WAY overused.

I don't know man, I appreciate that terrorism is bad and that Islamic fundamentalism is potentially dangerous, but why not nuke Saudia Arabia then? Weren't like 15 of the 9/11 hijackers from there? And didn't most of the funding for the operation come from there? I know that Republicans want to paint Dems as soft on terrorism if they want to treat it as a law-enforcement/investigation thing or a diplomacy and economic development thing instead of as a big bad ass military thing, but sometimes you need to stay calm and be smart instead of being a spaz. Kudos to the Brits on riding out this thing with their sailors for example.

I know you know your Bible and I knoy you know your history probably better than me, so forgive me, I don't mean to patronize, but allow me to throw some quotations at you to give you my perspective on this blatantly propaganda video clip-

"Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country." ~Hermann Goering

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love." 1 John 4:18

And more importantly...

"For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds." ~ 2 Corintians 10:3-4 (Try Faith, Hope and LOVE, try the armor of God in Ephesiand 6:10 ff !!!)

And especially...

"You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?" ~Matthew 5:43-47

How do we get the religious fundaMENTALs in our own country to listen to their Lord and chill out? Who was it that said "we have nothing to fear, but fear itself?" Definitely not a Bushie.

On 4/4/07,

Who writes this stuff. Granted, I'm no fan of Islamic Fundamentalism and Iran's leader seems to put the "mental" in Fundamental, but can it really be explained as easy as this piece of internet propaganda says it is? I'm not quite buying it. It smacks of Red Scare type propoganda to me. What are your thoughts?

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Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2007 10:29 AM
Subject: "Jihad--Some things you should know")

This is a heck of a video--if you haven't seen it before.

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