UI – Part 409 – Political and Cultural Mindset of Islam Needs to be Changed
Writing this blog for more than 5 years I keep asking myself why I do it. I am a Christian and find a life in Christ worthy, bringing hope and joy each day. I feel compelled, purposed, to write about Islam and attempt to pry open the mind of Muslims everywhere to the depraved existence Islam offers.
Islam is a rote ritualistic system of control with a referenced supreme being that serves only to give credence to those mummified by the ointments which are spread over them daily. There is no relationship with their god, only commands to obey authorities, who then take advantage to compel the followers to fight to enlarge the grasp of control by the leaders of this ideology. The afterlife is put forth as a total objective, negating any possible benefits to a life on earth, and then used to induce innocents to commit an act of suicide while taking the lives of as many others as possible. These so called martyrs are generally unsuspecting, mesmerized, and made to believe they will be with Allah and many virgins. Why? First, suicide is not approved in Islam, but many are made to believe if it advances their ideology their god Allah will forgive and provide them comforts along with grapes and wine and sex. They are being falsely brainwashed. Second, they are being denied a life eternal while killing and murdering others, often in a stupor so great they know not what they do. In fact many do not even trigger the device that spreads their bodies hither and yon; that is done by others who they themselves know better or prefer to have others commit this barbaric act while they look on with glee.
On the afterlife issue, ask yourself, why were we born to this world, this earth, this life. Logic would suggest it was not to just die. There must be a purpose to life on earth. That purpose is never addressed by Islam, as they seek, I believe, in error, only the afterlife. For them to be born is to die. For the Jew who then followed Christ, to be born is to have purpose, to follow Christ’s example, and to find hope and joy in this life, as God’s kingdom on earth, paving the way for a wonderful life hereafter. I refer to the Jew who then followed Christ as a response to the oft asked question, by Muslims, why aren’t more Jews Christians. Think about it. Christ was a Jew. Conceived by God into this life as a Jew, he was purposed to become known and save the chosen people, making all mankind chosen, as believers in the saving sacrifice and grace of God. A relationship between mankind and the divine was made possible. Immediately after Jews, multitudes of Jews, became Christ followers. God gave the gift of Grace, made man right with God, saved for a life eternal, knowing Christ, knowing God, and justified in their belief, their faith.
It is interesting to note that Muhammad is mentioned four times in the Quran. Christ (Isa) is named 25 times. There is an entire chapter named after a woman. That woman is Mary, Jesus mother, who gave birth to Jesus as a virgin. Mary is the only woman mentioned in the Quran. The Quran discusses miracles that Christ performed, but none that Muhammad performed. Christ is respected and revered. His divinity, however, is denied. Christ is referred to as the Word of God, the Spirit of God, and Jesus Christ. Christ was raised to the heavenly realms and is alive; Muhammad died. What can be more compelling for a Muslim than to accept Christ? At least seek further clarification and understanding as to why Islam holds Christ in such high honor. A Muslim converted to Christianity by the Quran speaks (Listen).
But then Islamists vilify Christ followers, Christians, spitting on them, attacking them with intent to harm, even kill, and deny any right to proselytize what they believe. Maybe Muslims are actually Christians, but prevented from opening their heart to the truth. Instead they are trained to hate and to protect the turf of the authorities who take upon themselves the example of Muhammad and laud over their Muslim minions, forcing them to remain steadfast within the boundaries, call it cages, of the framework of Islam as interpreted to their advantage.
The political mindset of the Islamist which promotes a theocracy and only Islam for everyone is incompatible with logic and humane thought. The culture of Islam which barricades its constituents from the outside world, from anything different, opposite, or counter to Islam is inherently subjective and close-minded. There is another world out there which presents itself and can and should be explored. But the authorities of Islam, religious and political, prefer not to permit their people to go forth and become educated, open to advances throughout the world since the 7th century foundations of Islam in Medina. What is most resisted is ‘freedom,’ the freedom of the individual to be themselves, to be who they want to be, to become what they prefer, and to have the scales covering their eyes lifted enabling a new and different perspective of what surrounds them.
Change in how Islamists think, how Islam is taught, and what Muslims see, and what they may or may not believe is needed.
The world is out-of-balance because of Islam. God never called for a theocracy, but Allah does, and if not Allah, then the Islamist authorities who have taken it upon themselves to construct a drug they use to numb the minds of Muslims into believing they are superior in nature and exclusive. The only outcome will always be chaos.
The teachers, the Imams, the monarchs of the Muslim nations, and the leaders in the mosques and madrassas themselves are addicted, possibly born addicted, having been raised and educated by similarly stupefied guides. They now continue to make the same errors, compounding the dilemma, intensifying the confusion and making matters worse. Changing Islam is not part of their construct, yet it is obvious Islam must adapt to the modern world and progress or there will be war. They cannot continue to be the bully, their methods barbaric, abusive, and condescending. Bullies eventually have their comeuppance.
Grace and Peace
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• Muslims love Jesus, too: 6 things you didn’t know about Jesus in Islam
Christmas, as everyone knows, commemorates the birth of Jesus and is a major religious celebration for Christians around the world.
But what many people don’t know is that Jesus is an important figure in Islam, too.
In honor of the holiday, here are six things you may not know about the role of Jesus — and his mother, Mary — in Islam:
1. Jesus, Mary, and the angel Gabriel are all in the Quran (as are Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and a bunch of other Bible characters).
2. Muslims believe that Jesus (called “Isa” in Arabic) was a prophet of God, was born to a virgin (Mary), and will return to Earth before the Day of Judgment to restore justice and to defeat al-Masih ad-Dajjal (“the false messiah”), also known as the Antichrist. All of which may sound pretty familiar to many Christians.
3. Mary (called “Maryam” in Arabic) has an entire chapter in the Quran named for her — the only chapter in the Quran named for a female figure. In fact, Mary is the only woman to be mentioned by name in the entire Quran: As noted in the new Study Quran, “other female figures are identified only by their relation to others, such as the wife of Adam and the mother of Moses, or by their title, such as the Queen of Sheba.” Mary is mentioned more times in the Quran than in the entire New Testament.
4. Just as with all the other prophets, including Mohammed, Muslims recite, “Peace be upon him” every time we refer to Jesus. Muslims believe that Jesus performed miracles: The Quran discusses several of Jesus’s miracles, including giving sight to the blind, healing lepers, raising the dead, and breathing life into clay birds.
5. The story of Jesus’s birth as told in the Quran is also the story of his first miracle, when he spoke as an infant in the cradle and declared himself to be a prophet of God. Here’s the story:
And remember Mary in the Book, when she withdrew from her family to an eastern place. And she veiled herself from them. Then We [God] sent unto her Our Spirit, and it assumed for her the likeness of a perfect man. She said, “I seek refuge from thee in the Compassionate [i.e., God], if you are reverent!” He said, “I am but a messenger of thy Lord, to bestow upon thee a pure boy.”
She said, “How shall I have a boy when no man has touched me, nor have I been unchaste?” He said, “Thus shall it be. Thy Lord says, ‘It is easy for Me.’” And [it is thus] that We might make him a sign unto mankind, and a mercy from Us. And it is a matter decreed.
So she conceived him and withdrew with him to a place far off. And the pangs of childbirth drove her to the trunk of a date palm. She said, “Would that I had died before this and was a thing forgotten, utterly forgotten!” So he called out to her from below her, “Grieve not! Thy Lord has placed a rivulet beneath thee. And shake toward thyself the trunk of the date palm; fresh, ripe dates shall fall upon thee. So eat and drink and cool thine eye. And if thou seest any human being, say, ‘Verily I have vowed a fast unto the Compassionate, so I shall not speak this day to any man.’”
Then she came with him [the infant Jesus] unto her people, carrying him. They said, “O Mary! Thou hast brought an amazing thing! O sister of Aaron! Thy father was not an evil man, nor was thy mother unchaste.” Then she pointed to him [Jesus]. They said, “How shall we speak to one who is yet a child in the cradle?”
He [Jesus] said, “Truly I am a servant of God. He has given me the Book and made me a prophet. He has made me blessed wheresoever I may be, and has enjoined upon me prayer and almsgiving so long as I live, and [has made me] dutiful toward my mother. And He has not made me domineering, wretched. Peace be upon me the day I was born, the day I die, and the day I am raised alive!”
That is Jesus son of Mary— a statement of the truth, which they doubt.
Thank you for this wonderful summary. I agree with it all. The question that remains – Is Isa divine? God? The saving Grace for all mankind came thru him. Call upon his name and you shall be saved – Romans 10:13. The bad news, we all sin. With sin comes death. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ (Isa) our Lord.” Roman 6:23. “While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. And that he was buried, and that he rose again on the third day according to the scripture.” 1Corinthians 15:4. Blessed by our Lord. Christmas and Easter are times of great thanksgiving. Without his resurrection and the Holy Spirit that dwells in those who have faith there would be no Christmas or Easter. Merry Christmas.
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John R Poletto
“Divinely Uniting Searching Souls with the Truth of Jesus Christ”
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