Saturday, December 31, 2005

Islamofascism And Dog Ownership

A bomb packed with ball bearings and nails went off as people were flocking to the market early Saturday to buy pork for the night's festivities.

“The explosion was so loud, I couldn't hear for a couple of seconds,” said Tega, a resident who lives nearby and uses only one name, like many Indonesians. “I ran out of my house and saw bodies lying around.”

Television footage showed police carrying bloodied bodies into ambulances. One man, apparently unhurt, was holding his head in his hands and screaming. Hospital workers and intelligence officials said at least eight people died and Brig. Gen. Oegroseno said another 45 were wounded.

The religious affiliations of the dead were not immediately released, but they were believed to be Christians. The market sold only pig and dog meat, both of which are forbidden under Islam.

Though I am against the eating of dog meat, since I believe it is wrong to eat companion animals, I would never condone the killing of people to enforce my belief. I would try to persuade, as I do every day on this blog, instead.

Islamofascism affects us all. Even in issues as small as dog ownership. There are some serious issues regarding dog ownership and the current practice of Islam. If enforced where you live, you would be prohibited, in many ways, from owning a dog as a pet.

I think when a religion gets to the point where it so completely over regulates your life, then the religion is doomed to fail. I don’t believe God expects us to be perfect, nor do I believe that we can ever earn our way into His grace or into heaven.

Because, WHO CAN EVER BE PERFECT ENOUGH? Who has not sinned? And who can not sin?

When you attempt to MAKE someone else be perfect, then you are being just as evil, or even more evil, than the person you are trying to change.

Here’s the lesson. Was this done by force or persuasion?

8:1 but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 8:2 Now very early in the morning, he came again into the temple, and all the people came to him. He sat down, and taught them. 8:3 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman taken in adultery. Having set her in the midst, 8:4 they told him, "Teacher, we found this woman in adultery, in the very act. 8:5 Now in our law, Moses commanded us to stone such. What then do you say about her?" 8:6 They said this testing him, that they might have something to accuse him of. But Jesus stooped down, and wrote on the ground with his finger. 8:7 But when they continued asking him, he looked up and said to them, "He who is without sin among you, let him throw the first stone at her." 8:8 Again he stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground. 8:9 They, when they heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning from the oldest, even to the last. Jesus was left alone with the woman where she was, in the middle. 8:10 Jesus, standing up, saw her and said, "Woman, where are your accusers? Did no one condemn you?" 8:11 She said, "No one, Lord." Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you. Go your way. From now on, sin no more."

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