Religion

Religion

Does God exist?

20.11.2014 15:47

 

Within Hinduism there are hundreds of gods, in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, there is one God and in Buddhism there is no God. Which religion is the right one? No one knows! No one has seen any of the gods. Or talked to any of them. No evidence exists for any single god!

Are they just superstition, bogeys?

The logical answer is: Yes!

Yet people, convinced that their faith in God is the right one, with great conviction murdered millions of their religious opponents. Famous examples of this are the battles during the French Wars of Religion and the Thirty Years War, when Catholics and Protestants fought. Another example is the Crusades with fighting between Christians and Muslims. In our time, it is the Muslim fundamentalists who wage war against all religions and also against Muslims who are not sufficiently radical as measured by their yardstick. Examples of these groups are the Taliban, Boko Haram, the Lord's Resistance Army, Al-Shabab, Hezbollah, Hamas, Al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Islamic State.

Muslims

Intolerance, injustice and violence.

20.11.2014 16:09

Intolerance.

It is a fact that the higher the percentage of Muslims there are in a society, the greater the intolerance. In countries predominantly Muslim, intolerance is massive, from West Africa to Indonesia. If you deny Allah, the Koran or Mohammed, you write under your own death warrant. Followers of other religions risk harassment or even their lifes. Islamists believe this is supported in the Koran as they kill apostates and infidels. It says, for example, in the Koran that Mohammed killed 700 Jews in Medina and it also says that it is right to cut off the head of the infidels. This was written 1400 years ago in a cruel time by an intolerant person. That this would apply today in our modern, enlightened society it is hard to believe that anyone thinks. Critical thinking is not rewarded in Muslim countries.

 

 

Injustice.

Injustice is included in the legislation, in everyday life, especially among religious so-called Islamists who want to impose sharia law and enforce the introduction of a cruel interpretation of the Koran, where they can. In many Muslim countries the man inherits twice as much as the woman. A female testimony in court counts to have half the value of a man's. Laws allow women to be disadvantaged and men to benefit. Throughout girls and women are disadvantaged so much that their life becomes a living hell. Even as little girls, they have to serve their father and brothers at the table. Serve the food, clear the table and wash the dishes. Learning from a young age that she is inferior to her brothers and have to obey even them. Millions of little girls will be cut in the genitals, female circumcision, against their expressed wishes. The sexual pleasure that they might get in the future will be denied to them. Many are married off, sometimes as young as 8-12 years old, with a man their father chose, against their will. Men whose age sometimes is many times theirs. Girls who are still in primary school may thus be forced to be raped without being able to do anything about it. Girls are prevented from going to school. Sometimes girls are  killed by Islamists because they want to educate themselves. Women can not go outside the home without her husband or a male relative present. Women are forced to wear fully covered clothes outside the home. If a woman is hanging out with a man she is not related to, she can be sentenced to stoning. Half the body is buried in the ground and then men start throwing stones at her until she dies. Women who reject unwanted suitors or admirers can get acid thrown in the face with horrific effects. Women are forbidden to drive in some countries, such as Saudi Arabia.

All this affects women but not men! Is this not unfair?

A man has the right to reprimand his wife and beat her if she disobeys.
A woman who is raped can be sentenced to marry the perpetrator. Anything to minimize her shame!

Women who were born in Muslim countries sadly have drawn a blank in life´s lottery. Same blanks have been drawn by hundreds of millions of Muslim women. In their society, they are second-class citizens.

 

 

Violence.

In the Muslim dictatorships the dictator keeps people in an iron grip and prevents groups from fighting each other. But then, there is the dictator's police, secret police and military, that stand for the violence and keep the population in check. If the dictator is overthrown there will not be peace, cooperation and democracy. The various Muslim groups will start fighting each other for power. Religious minorities must flee for their lives and risk being beheaded or taken as slaves. The violence is legitimized with quotations from the Koran: "Fight the unbelievers wherever you find them." "Cut the head of those who deny Allah." "Enslave prisoners of war." Wherever Muslims are plentiful violence is of great importance. They are fighting against infidels if there are such. In other cases, they are fighting against other Muslims who are not as radical as yourself. The violence never ends. There are always a few that you can consider as enemies. Who has heard of a peaceful Muslim society? The only functioning democracy in the Middle East is Israel.

 

                       

 

Thus intolerance, injustice and violence characterize the Muslim world. It's their choice. The West can not do much about it. But Muslims with these values flood into Europe, America and Australia. The populations of these countries are becoming more adverse to the large Muslim immigration. But the leading politicians do not see this. They allow massive immigration. Sweden, Germany, England, Holland, France and Italy all have large Muslim populations. Honour killings, female circumcision, criminal gangs, gang rapes, stone throwing against emergency vehicles and fire brigade are increasingly common. They demand that their religious laws will apply and in immigrant suburbs they are pushing through the introduction of their own laws. Women now wear full body cover and self-appointed police officers patrolling the streets at night and threaten girls who are not dressed modestly. Many Muslims hate our religion and our western lifestyle. Yet, they come in the millions. Some young radicalized men travel to Middle East to fight with terrorist groups. The West can not change the Muslims. But we are in our full right to prevent them from coming and settle in our countries. We want tolerance, justice and peace. It's almost a genetic heritage since Western Europe in the 1700s embraced science, critical thinking, justice and democracy instead of superstition, authoritarianism and belief in violence as a problem solver.           

 

               

Christians

Crusades, conquistadors, the Inquisition, sex crimes, birth control, wealth

22.11.2014 18:16

Some of Jesus´ most important messages are: "Love your neighbor as yourself" and "If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also". It means to be loving, forgiving and to refrain from violence.

In practice, the opposite occured. In the Middle Ages men traveled to the Holy Land to participate in battles against the infidels and to free the country. The Pope himself initiated these crusades. During the siege of Jerusalem in 1099 the crusaders managed to get into the city. After the battle a cruel massacre of all the city's residents began, except for the Christians who had been forced to leave the city before the siege. Ghastly tales depicting atrocities when men, women and children were killed. Before the night was over they had cleared the town on its Jewish and Muslim populations. Source: Wikipedia

 

                       

 

Columbus discovered the New world in 1492. The Spaniards believed that there was a special gold country, "El Dorado" and the only problem was to find it. Thousands of people flocked into the New world in the west in search of happiness. They often came, not as arable farmers or merchants, but with the cross, the sword and an empty purse, as knights and robbers, who quickly wanted to become rich and acquire new subjects to the Church. Missionaries poured into both North and South America. Churches and monasteries shot up like mushrooms and seized huge areas, whose residents were treated as slaves. Gold and silver was stolen and sent to Spain. There it was used to fund wars and not to anything productive.

 

                                     

 

The Inquisition was an interrogation organization that the Pope established. Torture was a common ingredient in interrogations and the death penalty was given preferentially to those who refused to confess to crimes. Since accepting anonymous accusations, many became innocently accused. When they refused to admit crimes, because they were innocent, many were tortured and killed. A diabolic arrangement! A common punishment was burning at the stake. Among others, Jeanne d'Arc was exposed to that. Also the members of the Knights Templar, who became a powerful force, because of wealth and privilege, were imprisoned and executed by orders from the Vatican.

 

                               

 

In our times, the revealing that Catholic priests sexually exploited young boys rocked the community. But the Church has, until recently, trying to silence scandals instead of putting an end to them. Already in 2002 the first reports came from the US. After that it has been known that priests sexually exploited young boys in Italy, Ireland and Germany. The problem arises because the Catholic priests are forced to live in celibacy. The absence of a sexual life increases the risk that priests will commit pedophile crimes.  Dicovered priests have been displaced and affected have been bribed into silence by the Catholic Church. The latest pope have said he is willing to go to the bottom of it and clean it up once and for all.

 

                      

 

The Catholic Church with the Pope at the head has always been a strong opponent of birth control. Abortion has always been prohibited and when condoms and the pill went on sale the church banned the use of them. This has meant overpopulation, poverty and hunger, especially in developing countries. The Philippines has the world's third largest Christian population. The Catholic Church has great influence here. Many uneducated teenage girls have been forced into prostitution to support herself and her children, because they did not get an abortion. Thousands have died because they have undergone illegal abortions. Here, the Church has contributed to much suffering with its relentless approach.

Källa: http://johanaugustin.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/kyrkanomvarlden.pdf

 

                               

                            

 

Jesus said, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."
The Catholic Church is colossally rich. It has amassed riches for centuries. Letters of indulgence were introduced in the late Middle Ages was a viable way to transfer money to the Catholic Church. Sins you have committed, and even sins not yet committed, could be forgiven if you paid a sum of money to the church. As proof of forgiveness of a sin was a so-called letter of indulgence. Theologians believed that pardons could also facilitate the punishment of purgatory, and reduce the number of years you had to be there. Funding of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome took the help of indulgence letters. Today, the catholic church owns gold, shares in the stock market, land and buildings at an incredible value. It even has its own bank. Everything is confidential and no one knows how much wealth there is. Rumor says that the church has collaboration with the mafia and corruption is common. The Pope and the cardinals' life is far from the simple and humble life that Jesus advocated.
        

 

                              

 

The Catholic Church has been against science and research and punished scientists and geniuses. Nothing new could question the established dogma of the Church. The truth was found in the Bible. Everything else was blasphemy. In the end, the power of the Church was broken by scientists, writers, scientific researchers and religious skeptics as Martin Luther. The Church split in two parts, despite much resistance from the Catholic Church. But Western Europe went its own way. The Church's power declined, science flourished. Soon the steam engine was invented and the Industrial Revolution began. The Western World has ever since been a leader in technology, science and economy.                                     

Hindus

Conflicts

24.11.2014 18:19

between Hindus and Muslims may have begun as early as in 711 when Muslims expanded into India. They tore down Hindu temples and religious war was a fact. The conflict continues to this day and Kashmir is such an area that both India and Pakistan claim.

In our days, Christians have become targets of Hindu nationalist violence. Churches are being burned, priests murdered and nuns raped. In 2008 alone, 500 Christians were murdered, many with machetes. 50,000 people lost their homes and about 300 churches were destroyed. The persecution depends mostly on the fact that the lower castes and Dalits convert to Christianity in great numbers, which Hindu leaders feel threatened by. The Hindus accuse missionaries to lure the Dalits into Christianity. Christians are forced to return to their former religion.

                       

Muslims and xenophobia

Xenophobia

30.07.2015 17:59

Here in Sweden we are quick to call each other xenophobic or racist if someone want to reduce or cut down on the large immigration. In comparison, we must be regarded as saints. In comparison with the Muslim world. There Christians are lawful prey. They are harassed, beaten, imprisoned and killed. Not that they had done any crime, but just because they are Christians. Examples proving my statements:

Nigeria

Boko Haram has killed many school boys and kidnapped school girls and young mothers in order to sell them as slaves. Just because they are Christians and want to go to school. Thousands of Christians have been killed and churches blown up. 2014 Nigerian only Girls' High School Chibok, was attacked, in the state of Borno. At least 16 were killed and 273 school girls abducted to be sold as slaves.
Cooperation between the US, UK, France, and China has led to finding and returning some of the girls home.

Sudan

The Arabs of the north attacking the black-skinned in the south, who are Christians. Although the country was divided and South Sudan was formed, Arab war against the Christians continue.

Kenya

April 2015. Armed terrorists attacked Garissa College University in Kenya, killing at least 148 people and injured at least 79 people. The terrorist organization Al-Shabaab, shortly after the attack claimed responsibility for the attack. The terrorists took 700 students hostage. Most of the Muslim students were released while the perpetrators targeted the killing to Christians. Some had to call their parents who heard on the phone how their children were murdered.

Tunisia

March 2015. A Muslim man had hidden a Kalashnikov under his umbrella and with the automatic rifle he shot towards the sunbathing tourists. From the beach, he went according to witnesses on into the Hotel Imperial by the pool area and continued to shoot those he encountered.

- He laughed and joked, like a normal person. He selected who could live. He said to some: "You must go," said a Tunisian witness to the British The Telegraph. The perpetrator must have thrown explosives like a bomb, and selected British and other European tourists as victims. The only reason that they died was because they were Christians.

Mediterranean and Middle East

Both Jews and Christians have become almost extinct. All northern Africa was Christian 1,500 years ago. Lots of Jews and Christians lived in the entire Middle East. Only rubble remains today.

The entire Middle East is extremely risky areas for Christians and Jews. In Syria, the Christian minorities  suffer from extremely brutal actions by the Islamist group IS. The men are beheaded, crucified and killed. Women and children are sold as sex slaves. Not that they did anything wrong, but simply because they are Christians.

Men being shot

Women sold as sex slaves

Yazidis fleeing

 

Pakistan

This country is one of the worst in the world for Christians. As the country has blasphemy laws, Christians have endured unprecedented atrocities. You only need to accuse a Christian of insulting Islam, the Koran or the Prophet to either get him/her many years of imprisonment or beaten or burned to death.

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These are some of the persecutions that many Muslims think is the right treatment for Christians. If you turn the coin and thinks that a Christian man sold a Muslim girl as a sex slave, killed a Muslim boy in a Koran school, or cut the throat of a Muslim man it would probably get strong reactions from all over the Muslim world. We have seen that it was enough to draw derogatory images of the prophet to turn the Muslim world on fire. In all Muslim countries there is intolerance, injustice, hatred, and violence. This is aimed primarily against religious minorities. The only country in the Middle East where Muslims can participate in free and fair elections is ironically Israel. In all others, it is hard dictatorship or chaos.

Guess the religion

The religion

09.12.2015 15:17

which should instead be regarded as a sect because it does not just decide on religious matters, but in all aspects of life for the members. Everybody that does not belong to the sect is regarded as an enemy and superstitious rituals take place daily. What to eat, how to dress, how to be sentenced in court, what you can say and think is determined by the sect. Everything is controlled by the sect members and the one who breaks any rule is severely punished, often by death. Anyone who wants to leave the sect will be punished by death.

Here are examples of what they are doing within the sect:

Choping off the head of a person for imaginary offenses like witchcraft.

Choping off a hand and a foot for trivial crimes like shoplifting.

Stones women for an illicit love affair.

Killing people who do not want to be in the sect.

Teach children to hate and kill joiners of other faiths.

Forcing girls of primary school age to marry.

Throwing homosexuals from roofs of high-rise buildings.

Restricts freedom of movement and freedom of choice for all women.

Allow men beat their wives.

Allow teachers to beat their students.

Allow men to marry four women.

Allow men to take people as slaves.

Let men inherit twice as much as women.

Admire superstition and despise science.

Tormenting animals, both for slaughter and entertainment.

Can sentence a raped girl to marry the perpetrator.

Can judge a young woman to be gang-raped for a crime her brother conducted.

Jesus vs Mohammed

Similarities

09.02.2016 18:50

between Jesus and Muhammad:
Both were prophets.
Both thought they had contact with God and had the task of spreading his message.
Here the similarities end.
Below are the differences:

The Teachings of Muhammad vs. Jesus (Yahushua HaMashiach)

Muhammad said ‘.. Allah hates those who don’t accept Islam..’ (Qur’an 30:4, 3:32, 22:38)

Jesus said: God loves everyone. (John 3:16)

 

Muhammad said “I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, and that Muhammad is the messenger ofAllah.” (Muslim 1:33)

Jesus said “He who lives by the sword will die by the sword” (Matthew 26:52)

 

Muhammad stoned women for adultery. (Sahih Muslim 4206)

Jesus said “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” (John 8:7)

 

Muhammad permitted stealing from unbelievers (Bukhan 44:668, Ibn Ishaq 764)

Jesus said “Thou shalt not steal” (Matthew 19:18)

 

Muhammad permitted lying (Sahih Muslim 6303, Bukhari 49:857)

Jesus said “Thou shalt not bear false witness.” (Matthew 19:18)

 

Muhammad owned and traded slaves (Sahih Muslim 3901)

Jesus neither owned nor traded slaves.

 

Muhammad murdered those who insulted him. (Bukhari 56:369, 4:241)

Jesus preached forgiveness.

 

Muhammad said “If then anyone transgresses the prohibition against you, transgress ye likewise against him.” (Qur’an 2:194)

Jesus said “If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.” (Matthew 5:39)

 

Muhammad said “Jihad in the way of Allah elevates one’s position in Paradise by a hundred fold.” (Muslim 4645)

Jesus said “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called Sons of God.” (Matthew 5:9)

 

Muhammad married 13 wives and kept sex slaves. (Bukhari 5:268, Qur’an 33:50)

Jesus was celibate.

 

Muhammad had sex with a 9 year old child. (Sahih Muslim 3309, Bukhari 58:236)

Jesus did not have sex with children.

 

Muhammad ordered the murder of women. (Ibn Ishaq 819, 995)

Jesus never harmed a woman.

 

Muhammad said “O you who believe! Fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness.” (Qur’an 3:110)

Jesus said “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the Earth.” (Matthew 5:5)

 

Muhammad ordered 65 military campaigns and raids in his last 10 years. (Ibn Ishaq)

Jesus ordered no military campaigns, nor offered any approval of war or violence.

 

Muhammad killed captives taken in battle. (Ibn Ishaq 451)

Jesus never took captives; never killed anyone.

 

Muhammad encouraged his men to rape enslaved women. (Abu Dawud 2150, Qur’an 4:24)

Jesus never encouraged rape; never enslaved women.

 

Muhammad was never tortured, but tortured others. (Muslim 4131, Ibn Ishaq 436, 595, 734, 764)

Jesus suffered torture, but never tortured anyone.

 

Muhammad said “And fight them until there is no more persecution and religion is only for Allah.” (Qur’an 8:39)

Jesus said “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (Matthew 5:44)

 

Muhammad ordered a slave to build the very pulpit from which he preached Islam. (Bukhari 47:743)

Jesus washed his disciples feet. (John 13:5)

 

Muhammad demanded the protection of armed bodyguards, even in a house of worship. (Qur’an 4:102)

Jesus chastised anyone attempting to defend him with force. (John 18:10-12)

 

Muhammad advocated crucifying others. (Qur’an 5:33, Muslim 16:4131)

Jesus was crucified himself.

 

According to his followers, Muhammad had others give their lives for him. (Sahih Muslim 4413)

According to his followers, Jesus gave his life for others. (John 18:11 and elsewhere)

 

Källa: https://shariaunveiled.wordpress.com/islam-101/teachings-of-muhammad-vs-jesus/