Thursday, February 02, 2006

The Muhammad Cartoons

Muslim radicals are "up in arms" threatening to kill all Danish and French people based upon the fact that 12 cartoons were published in a Danish newspaper and then reprinted in a French paper.

Why are Jyllands Posten's Muhammad Cartoons rocking the Muslim world and evoking irrational and violent responses? Because they poke fun at the prophet Muhammad.

The need to "defend God" is a human response that comes straight out of humanity's fragile and insecure ego. It has nothing to do with God. God is omnipotent and needs no defending of His/Her name or prophets.

Ironically, I became interested in this topic because I received an e-mail asking me to sign a petition protesting a soon-to-be-aired episode of a program (which I do not watch) which will - allegedly - make fun of Jesus.

I wrote back to the e-mail sender - who is, by the way, a sincere, caring and pious woman - indicating I'm not signing the petition, writing a letter, or protesting in any way.

God created us all. God created those who created the program and gave the writers the idea.

This life we are living is all about choice.

The choice we have - in everything we think, do and say - is to choose either love or fear. If you do not yet understand that all hate is based upon fear, then the choice can be stated as being between love and hate.

The one thing we are supposed to be learning is love. We are here to learn to love our brothers and sisters, feel compassion, alleviate pain and create joy.

Hate is counter to our purpose. Hate is the anti-Christ, the anti-Muhammad, the anti-Buddha.

If one hates his neighbor, a cartoonist, but loves God, whom one has never seen, on what is one's love based?

Ignorance. For one does not know God in the slightest.

If one really knew God - and the fact that God embraces everything including what one hates - perhaps one would want to destroy Him too. God is, after all, the homosexual. God is the abortionist. God is the atheist.

It is a tragic mistake to think God only manifests in people like Mother Teresa or in the Pope.

Do you want to destroy Muslims, Christians, Jews, homosexuals, those who have abortions, those who create irreverent cartoons?

Then you want to destroy God.

Of course none of us can destroy the whole of God, yet we can destroy pieces of him.

Every person is a piece of God. To hate a piece of God is to hate God. To destroy a piece of God is to destroy God.

Ironically, those who are killing others "for the love of God" are really demonstrating their hate of God Him/Herself. They disapprove of what and who God has created.

Those who hate and seek revenge in God's name are God's real enemies, for God is love.

For in him we live, and move, and have our being. Acts 17:28

Know ye not that ye are the temple of god, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? I Corinthians 3:16

He that despiseth his neighbor sinneth. Proverbs 14:21

He that hateth his brother is in darkness. I John 2:11

If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a lair. I John 4:20

Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer. I John 3:15

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear. I John 4:18


At 2/03/2006 2:47 PM, Blogger the.exile said...

I could not have said it better myself.

In fact, I think I expressed it considerably worse...

Well done, Clyo.



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