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Email Viruses

January 31st, 2008 (10:35 am)

I hate Email Viruses.

I am particularly speaking of those viruses which are intentionally sent on by those we know and probably love.  You know what I am talking about.  The mother who is constantly forwarding you every urban legend that has already been debunked by snopes.  The sister-in-law who sends you crudely photoshopped digipics of angels hovering over wrecked cars.  The acquaintance who sends you email chain letters asking you to mail others recipes or flip-flops or suffer the bad luck dragon  <insert lame ascii dragon here>. The Stories That Will Touch Your Heart. 

"SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!"  These all end.  I delete them, although sometimes I reply to the sender with a link to the appropriate snopes page.  

Most vile of course are the political ones.  You might even call it hate mail.  And given the zeitgeist, a lot of the current ones are religious or partially so. 

An online acquaintance--who is married to a Muslim--got this one recently:

Hmmmmmmmmmm CAN MUSLIMS BE GOOD AMERICANS?

This is very interesting! We all need to read it from start
to finish......... and send it on to anyone who will read it.

Maybe this is why our American Muslims are so quiet and not speaking out about any atrocities.

Can a good Muslim be a good American?

This question was forwarded to a friend who worked in Saudi Arabia for 20 years.

The following is his reply:

Theologically - no. . . . Because his allegiance is to Allah, The moon God of Arabia.

Religiously - no. . . . Because no other religion is accepted by His Allah except Islam (Quran, 2:256) (Koran).

Scripturally - no. . . . Because his allegiance is to the five Pillars of Islam and the Quran< /SPAN>.

Geographically - no. . . . Because his allegiance is to Mecca , to which he turns in prayer five times a day.

Socially - no. . . . Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make friends with Christians or Jews.

Politically - no. . . . Because he must submit to the mullahs (spiritual leaders), who teach annihilation of Israel and destruction of America , the great Satan.

Domestically - no. . . . Because he is instructed to marry four women and beat and scourge his wife when she disobeys him (Quran 4:34).

Intellectually - no. . . . Because he cannot accept the American Constitution since it is based on Biblical principles, and he believes the Bible to be corrupt.

Philosophically - no. . . . Because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran do not allow freedom of religion and expression. Democracy and Islam cannot co-exist. Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or autocratic.

Spiritually - no. . . . Because when we declare "one nation under God," the Christian's God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred to as Heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in The Quran's 99 excellent names.

Therefore after much study and deliberation, perhaps we
should be very suspicious of ALL MUSLIMS in this country.

They obviously cannot be both "good" Muslims and good Americans.

* * * Call it what you wish; it's still the truth.

* * * You had better believe it.

* * * The more who understand this, the better it will be for our country and our future. The religious war is bigger than we know or understand.

And Barack Hussein Obama, a Muslim, wants to be our President?

You HAVE to be kidding?! Wake up America !
&nbs p;
Obama even says if he wins the election, he will
be sworn in on the Quran (Koran)---not the Bible!

PLEASE, please pass this to all in your address book. 


I thought about this a while, and it really can be applied to any religion.  Any fanatic is probably going to feel more dedicated to his or her deity or deities than to his or her country.  This is kind of a no-brainer.  And since most major religions transcend national boundaries, there are always teachings that don't align well with the cultural milieu.  You could, for example, rewrite this little email virus to attack any other religion than Islam.

Since I am usually a nice person and don't like to attack others, I decided to perform the exercise for my own religion.  Feel free to look up the Bible quotes.  I think I actually twisted the teachings of the religion itself less than the original email virus did.

Hmmmmmmmmmm CAN CHRISTIAN BE GOOD AMERICANS?

This is very interesting! We all need to read it from start
to finish......... and send it on to anyone who will read it.

Why are our American Christians so quiet about their problematic beliefs?

Can a good Christian be a good American?

This question was forwarded to a friend who worked in Maryland for 15 years.

The following is her reply:

Theologically - no. . . . Because his allegiance is to Jesus, the only-begotten son of God.

Religiously - no. . . . Because no other religion is accepted by Jesus except Christianity (John 14:7).

Scripturally and Geographically - no. . . . Because his allegiance is to the Kingdom of Heaven as taught by Jesus Christ. (John 18:37)

Socially - no. . . . Because his allegiance to Jesus forbids him to love even his family! (Luke 14:26)

Politically - no. . . . Because he must submit to the authorities that have been established by God and cannot in good conscience order any violent action and is basically required to be a doormat (Romans 13:1, Matthew 5:38-46)

Domestically - no. . . . Because he is instructed to not look on any woman in lust as that would constitute adultery. Remember what happened to Jimmy Carter concerning this and remember how HIS administration ended up!


Intellectually - no. . . . Because he cannot accept the Constitution since it is based on Enlightenment principles, and he believes the Bible with its cud-chewing rabbits to be literal.

Philosophically - no. . . . Because heaven is a Kingdom, Christians are required to be monarchists and believe in the Divine Right of Kings. Democracy and Christianity cannot co-exist. Every Christian government is either monarchist or theocratic.

Spiritually - no. . . . Because when we declare "one nation under God," we don't really mean it. We just stuck it in there to irritate the communists.

Therefore after much study and deliberation, perhaps we
should be very suspicious of ALL CHRISTIANS in this country.

They obviously cannot be both "good" Christians and good Americans.

* * * Call it what you wish; it's still the truth.

* * * You had better believe it.

* * * The more who understand this, the better it will be for our country and our future. The religious war is bigger than we know or understand.

And Mike Huckabee, a Christian, wants to be our President?

You HAVE to be kidding?! Wake up America !
If Huckabee wins the election, he will
be sworn in on the Bible--even though the Bible forbids any such thing! (Matthew 5:34-37)

PLEASE, please pass this to all in your address book.










Comments

Posted by: squigsoup (squigsoup)
Posted at: January 31st, 2008 04:03 pm (UTC)

green square
green square
green square
;)

Posted by: Naomi (naomikritzer)
Posted at: January 31st, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)

I'm so glad you put this in your LJ so that I can link to it. I'm going to encourage people to C&P it and send it back to anyone who sends them the original -- I hope that's OK.

Posted by: joykins1 (joykins1)
Posted at: February 1st, 2008 04:08 am (UTC)

That's fine. :)

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: February 1st, 2008 05:38 am (UTC)
I hadn't seen this particular piece of drivel

until Naomi mentioned it in her lj. I love love love your rebuttal and will be sure to send it if I do happen to be forwarded the original email you mention. :D

Posted by: Sylvia (sylvia_rachel)
Posted at: February 1st, 2008 02:43 pm (UTC)
rainbow

I hadn't seen the original until I followed naomikritzer's link here -- it really is vile! And your rebuttal is terrific.

I am also reminded that I promised myself I would jump through all the registering-to-vote-from-abroad hoops for the 2008 election -- time to get started! So thanks for that :)

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: February 23rd, 2008 06:35 pm (UTC)

I live in a different country. (I'm a US citizen living abroad) And somehow, I actually did believe this nonsense about Obama being a muslim. I don't know how it came about, how I was so stupid to believe it without checking it out, but it just goes to show how powerful this propaganda is. (And how dangerous!) I think that the confusion arises from confusing Omaba with this first senator who is muslim, and anybody who isn't careful enough falls for this.

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