It takes a nation to protect the nation
A very dear friend of mine who is probably the wisest man I have ever met taught me that God gives us a conscience for a reason and if something bothers us it is probably because it would bother him to. Just because we have the power to do something does not mean that we should. Posting the link to this video bothered me.
I did not produce the video of the Bahrain protesters but in high lighting it I could offend the families of the fallen and, after all, how different is that to what the Muslims have done to us? And for what? so, to the families of the protesters I apologise just as those Muslims who mock our dead soldiers and fallen innocents should apologise.
I stand by what I said with regard to cowardice and hypocrisy - but just because I am right in what I said doesn't mean we should descend to their level. And that I did so out of anger, for this I am ashamed. That is not what my God would want of me. Please forgive me Lord.
That it doesn't take courage to kill yourself is true - it takes despair or fanaticism - any fool can get himself killed but living takes much more courage. My God does not ask submission - he asks me to choose - every second of the day. Out of anger, last night I chose badly - God forgive me.
The 9/11 and 7/7 bombers most definitely were cowards and I am sure as they watched the plane full of people next to them or the passengers of the train next to them, I know that, just like me - somewhere deep inside - their conscience bothered them too and because of that they are in Hell now - not because God sends them there but because their own conflict will lead them there. Sometimes our arrogance makes us ignore God's voice inside us but he is definitely there - Muslim and Christian, Atheist or Believer - Gay or Straight - God loves us and this is not what he wants for us.
If the world carries on going as it is, I may end up having to take up arms against this black cloud of Islam that is threatening this world and if that is the case I would that it is with a clear conscience that I face death. And I will not descend to attacking the innocent either verbally or physically and to my God "innocent" means the Innocent where ever they are - Muslim or Christian.
And just for our friends out there - God truly is great - if only you took the time to listen to him.
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