Things look tough for Egypt right now, the protest might have started with nobler intentions that it will end with, I read a recent poll that made me wonder if Egypt could even stand more freedom. according to this research poll 90% of Egyptians polled said they believed in freedom of religion, and 84% said they thought anyone leaving Islam should be stoned to death. they also said that if it came down to a fight between modernization or Islamic fundamentalism 59% would support the fundamentalists and 27% would support modernization. 54% think the workplace should be segregated by sex, 54% think suicide bombers are justified in their actions, 82% think adulterers should be stoned to death, 82% have an unfavorable view of the USA. considering this, do you think Egyptians should even try to be more democratic? looks to me like, considering this, a "democratic" revolution there would make the bloody french revolution look like child's play.The vast number of Egyptians had favorable views on democracy, a free press, and the like yet think apostates from Islam should be stoned? how can this be, you ask? a lot of it has to do with their attitude towards their God, Muslim's do not believe their God loves them or has any desire to have any kind of personal relationship with them. They think their God demands tasks of obedience from them out of his own selfish desire. they MUST pray five times a day, the MUST make a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their life, the MUST convert others to further the just cause of ISLAM if not by verbal persuasion, than the persuasion of the sword. harsh punishment is just and righteous, chop the hand off the thief, stone the adulterer, force their wives into submission by beatings, kill their children if they rebel. their God demands this, and, to top this all off, the bestest way to please this tyrant God? to die in violent jihad against the perceived enemy of Islam!! This is the action that will get you into the great bordello in the sky!! where Allah will reward you for inflicting his righteous terror on the heathen below by providing you with 72 hot virgin chicks to beat for your pleasure! what's not to like about that? bet them wimmen are really lookin forward to heaven, eh?
Luk 19:21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.
Luk 19:22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:
Thinking that God acts out of his own selfish desire is disastrous, not for God, but for YOU. understand this if you will understand anything, everything God does is out of Love. I feel the need to repeat this, EVERYTHING God does is out of LOVE. this quote above is from a parable Jesus used to illustrate this idea, though many will think it to be about money, or works. fact is, God don't need your money or your works. this is ass-backwards thinking and it will get you into trouble the day you stand before him. Please don't try to justify yourself that day. I'm begging you to understand this not for me, but for you. I pray for everyone to understand this, in tears, often. God the father and God the son have the Love that flows between them, a love that has a life of it's own, they don't need others to fulfill this love, but WE need this Love to fulfill US! you can share in that love, the Invitation is open!