If Islam wants to be known as a Religion of Peace, it must first throw the brigands out !
Qu'ran 2.256: " THERE IS NO COMPULSION IN RELIGION." And that is why the various groups calling themselves "religious" (like IS etc) must be recognized for what they are - irreligious cut-throats and murderers, cruel abusers. Criminals who do not deserve to live amongst civilized populations. They dishonour their parents, and God. They are no good. Evil.
Free people walk "Alongside
Updated Aug 2, 2015 at 02:42 PM by a piper too
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This amazing compilation of Biblical quotes "came" to me in paper form - an anonymous gift. I cannot thank the person enough who cobbled it all together for us. I checked out each reference (some are not exact quotes from the sources I have, but are all in the spirit of the writing) as I typed it up to preserve this, and to share this most important understanding:
.... My Child ....
You may not know me, but I know everything about you ... Psalm 139.1
I know when you
O ye People who Believe: Fellow Travellers.... This is about Family !
In the name of the merciful and compassionate God: Do not do to others that which you would hate for yourselves; kindly treat others as you would like to be treated. For it is only in this way that we honour God, and each other. In the name of the merciful and compassionate: God brings light, not darkness, kindness, not hatred, and support for the weary and hard done by. And so should "we".
Somehow or other I completed my editing of this long winded epistle ready to "post" in the early hours of what Christians refer to as "Good Friday". I posted it first as "myself" at linkedin's "Interfaith Professionals" group (http://www.linkedin.com/groups/When-...28919759482882 ), and then here as "a piper too" at Nigerian Village Square. I hope that some good will come of my posting:
I managed to stop myself from exclaiming to myself "Jesus
Updated Apr 3, 2015 at 08:04 AM by a piper too
There is no hate or fear in Love. Love is not leaning but lending support, as it stands together "with" others, not against. If God IS Love as reported numerously throughout the Old and New Testaments, and other "religious texts", then "Loving-Kindness" is proven by our own "Empathy" and "Compassion" for "others", along with our own freely reciprocated nurture and support of each other, for GOOD reason.
If we don't have "that" (Good Reason) for others or for our own selves, we lack
Updated Mar 28, 2015 at 01:36 PM by a piper too