I know all about Muslims, I’m Christian!

Bigotry and fundamentalist beliefs can easily bury truth when they’re allowed to roam free in people’s minds. There’s no point in doing any personal research when you already know all the answers.

In our current world, there is far more than heated arguments about who’s god is realambrose bierce and which are false. In his epic satire “The Devil’s Dictionary, Ambrose Bierce included this concise definition of scripture.

Scriptures, n. The sacred books of our holy religion, as distinguished from the false and profane writings on which all other faiths are based.”

Although accurate, factual information is easily available to those who seek it , particularly with access to the internet, some people choose to stick with their beliefs, many of which are adopted through their culture and family without question.

Pssst… they’re sometimes wrong.

The ugly hatred that’s been festering in millions of otherwise sane minds regarding Islam and it’s adherents has resulted in the injury and deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocentwar noarmboy people, the displacement of many millions and widespread destruction around the globe.

Ironically, this is more common with the followers of Jesus, the Prince of Peace, than regular folks and “non-believers”. They often display more assholiness than the holiness they claim to possess. Although their reasons for hating Muslims certainly has a biblical connection, much of it has involved their acceptance of the non-stop propaganda, spread by those who profit from on-going war that requires an “enemy”.

I can’t force any of them to educate themselves. Most believe they already know “the whole truth”, but for those who still have the doors to their minds opened a crack (or at least not barricaded), here’s some information that may alter their world view.

“Arabic-speaking Coptic, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Maronite, evangelical, and Reformed Christians worship Allah, which is simply the word or term for God in another language. Islam does not hold a copyright to the term. In fact, Arab Christians existed before Islam appeared on the scene. Christians who worship Allah number in the millions, and their biblical version of Allah differs from the Qur’anic version. To demean or demonize the word for God in another language does a great disservice to believers who speak that language. Opportunities to win a hearing or dialogue between Christians and Arabic-speaking Muslims vis-à-vis Jesus Christ are also minimized.”

“It is time for all of us, especially Christians, to exercise caution when it comes to attacking the term for God in a language foreign to most of us. No other term exists in Arabic for the God Christians claim to be the one, true God. Western Christians do not normally use Hebrew terms for God in their languages. They cannot expect Arab Christians to use any other term or word for theirs. Allah is equivalent to the English God, the French Dieu, or the Spanish Dios.” Source: Christian Research Journal

“Allah” is the same word used by Christian Arabs and Jewish Arabs in their Bible, centuries before Islam came.
On page one [1] of Genesis in the Old Testament, we find the word “Allah” seventeen [17] times.
Every hotel and motel has a Bible. Next time you see one look in the introduction, you will find samples of the different languages they have translated. For Arabic they have translated the verse in the New Testament in Arabic from the famous verse in the Gospel John 3:16 -”  Source
There are also many sites that correct some of the widespread demonization of the founder of Islam, Muhammed.  

It’s each individual’s choice to continue to seek the truth, or drop anchor when they feel they know it all and commune with those who share their beliefs, basking in their righteousness.

suzy kassem

“We awaken by asking the right questions. We awaken when we see knowledge being spread that goes against our own personal experiences. We awaken when we see popular opinion being wrong but accepted as being right, and what is right being pushed as being wrong. We awaken by seeking answers in corners that are not popular. And we awaken by turning on the light inside when everything outside feels dark.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem… 

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