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    Politics, Islam (obviously!), shooting, various outdoor pursuits, computer games...<br /><br />However, above all else Christianity is my life.
  1. ~ Muslims To Guard Indonesian Churches On Xmas ~

    The point is Magnetic, that these churches being guarded by Muslims and others is clearly a good thing and something we should celebrate. If that sort of religious tolerance was extended throughout the rest of the world, then there would be far less suffering, needless to say. That does not mean that I am a massive fan of Islam, Hinduism, and so on, as I believe them to have significant flaws, as all here well know, but that does not mean that I want to see physical strife between those who believe different things. I respect Muslims, and I hope they resepct me, as most on this forum do, and I thank them for that, and I can appreciate an act of mutual religious tolerance (such as this is) when I see it, and hail it as a good thing. As for who will be attaking the churches - presumably those who believe somehow that murdering Christians at Christmas is the right thing to do. No doubt, some will call themselves Muslims; others won't. It doesn't mean they're worthy of the name. I do believe it is a slightly 'fishy' comment, if you'll excuse my turn of phrase, as you already know what you believe the answer to be, and what reaction you would get from Muslims, on this Islamic forum, also. To that extent it was a bit provocative. Much the best would be simply to accept this act as the good thing it undoubtedly is. All the best, BC.
  2. Iran's President Says Move Israel

    Where are you from Zeinab? Please be honest. All the best, BC.
  3. ~ Muslims To Guard Indonesian Churches On Xmas ~

    I believe this (Muslims and others agreeing to guard Indonesian churches this Christmas) to be most commendable. Happy Christmas all. BC.
  4. Iran's President Says Move Israel

    Presumably you're going along the lines that Muslims have occupied the land for close to a thousand years. I.e. historically it belongs to you, but it doesn't take a genius to realise that this is precisely what the israeli's say as well, hence their choosing to live in the middle of the desert...! Jews lived in those lands long before Islam was even in existance - it's just as much 'their' land as 'yours', if religion is the precedent you are setting for deciding ownership. All the best, BC.
  5. ~ Israel Readies Forces For Strike On Nuclear Iran ~

    I personally am witholding judgement on this issue - I am no lover either of israel or Iran, and I am not about to speculate on the odds of their being a war and who the likely victor would be if there were. However, dzman, I will just say (as objectively as possible!) that it is widely accepted that the israeli airforce is one of, if not the best in the world, so I suspect that in an airial war at least, they would come off best. All the best, BC.
  6. Iran's President Says Move Israel

    Ah. Right. Well, it's a very good thing you're not involved in the Peace Process then, and hopefully never will be. BC.
  7. Iran's President Says Move Israel

    Come on Zeinab, don't be silly. You really think dissolving the israeli state will solve the region's problems?! May I highlight the 6 million Jews who live there who might not take it so lightly?! BC.
  8. Iran's President Says Move Israel

    Dear Shagrid, For my part I do not believe highlighting the sufferings of the Palestinians to be unwarrented, but neither is highlighting the Holocaust. I do not agree with Ahmadindejad's comments, but what worries me more is his denial of the Holocaust - It is so stupid to say such things; only fanatics ever do, and by doing so he is putting himself in that category. Like it or not, change in the Middle East is, and will continue to be as dependant on Western support and intervention as on internal diplomacy, and Ahmadinejad is only serving israel's cause by making such remarks. All the best, BC.
  9. Who Is Ur Top Man

    I agree, No offence Islaminside, but I think minto has evaluated you pretty correctly on this issue. Have you any idea how much suffereing Mugabe is causing his own people - mostly black, not white? As I'm sure you don't know, Zimbabwe used to be called the 'Breadbasket of Africa' owing to its comparitive wealth and prosperity, especially in terms of food production. Today, inflation is running at over 400%; 70% of the population is below the poverty line; 70% of the population is unemployed; GDP is in decline by close to 10% per annum; industrial production is decreasing by roughly the same amount; public debt consumes more than 50% of the country's GDP, and what's worse, all of these figures are on the increase. What's worse still is that Mugabe is to blame for it, most notably because of his 'land redistribution programme' (that you so boldly hailed), which has crippled the country's agricultural sector in a country that used to be a net food exporter, and whose workforce is still in large part agrarian. Sorry Islaminside, have I missed something? BC.
  10. Us Condemns Uae Gay Men Arrests

    Dear Aburafay, Thankyou for taking the time to reply. May I tell you straight off that I am not celebrating the fact that same-sex marriages will be permitted in a fortnight's time. New Labour doesn't speak for everyone in this country. Secondly, as to Jesus not casting the first stone himself, I fear you've missed the point. Jesus forgave sins. Heaven knows, if there was no forgiveness of sins, then we would all be destined for hell. The point he was making is that none of us are without sin, so we should not be too quick to judge those guilty of more visible sins than our own. Hence I still challenge all those who abitrarily condemn all homosexuals in the way ahamad sharif and the horseman have done. As to Jesus' changing of the old laws, he said very clearly, in Matthew 5:17 "Do not think I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them". All of the Old Testament (the Law, and the Prophets in it) point towards the coming of Jesus, and his forgiveness of sins (Isaiah 53:1-12 is a very good example). All our sins our worthy of death, and not just on this earth, but eternally. By forgiving this woman, Jesus demonstrates his power over sin, and the fact that, if we put our faith in him we don't have to die. So no - he is not contradicting Old Testament Laws, but as he says, fulfilling them. That is why I do not believe we should be so quick to judge homosexuals - unless of course we are ourselves free from sin... Regards, BC.
  11. Us Condemns Uae Gay Men Arrests

    I do not agree with homosexuality for one minute, but treating gays like animals is not a sensible solution. It is like Jesus said to the crowd who were preparing to stone a prostitute to death "If any one of you is without sin, let him be first to throw a stone at her" (John 8:7) Sure enough the crowd melts away so that when Jesus looks up, he asks the prostitute "'Woman, where are they? Has no-one condemned you?' 'No-one sir,' she said. 'Then neither do I condemn you' Jesus declared. 'Go now and leave your life of sin.'" (John 8:10-11) Homosexuality is no worse than any other sin ahamed sharif. Are you free from sin? Horseman - if you truly believe all gays should be 'put against a wall' and shot, then I pity you. BC.
  12. Young British Muslims Feel Misrepresented

    Dear All, Below is a link to the BBC News webpage, and an article concerning young British Muslims and their views on how both they, and their faith are represented (or rather misrepresented) by the media and Muslim organisations today. The general gist of what they seem to be saying is that the older generation who speak for them, largely immigrants, are out of touch with the views of British-born Muslims, who feel that Islam and Western values are not mutually incompatible. I'd very much like to know what you think about their views, and this issue in general, (www.)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4462840.stm"]BBC News - Young British Muslims feel misrepresented[/url] All the best, BC.
  13. 20 Appalling Lies We Were Told About Iraq War

    Dear Shagrid, I fear you and I may be going off topic slightly here! I stick to my original contention that modern-day Middle Eastern countries arn't exactly glowing examples of what Iraq could achieve on its own, if there was a complete pull-out of Coalition forces. I believe that if a pull-out were to happen now, then Iraq would be in the soup, so to speak. I would like to continue debating this, though even this is slightly off topic! However, I am also interested in continuing our current discussion together, perhaps if you or I started a new thread? All the very best, BC.
  14. 20 Appalling Lies We Were Told About Iraq War

    My ignorance about the Middle East? Um, ok Shagrid, you leap adroitly to those conclusions if you will. I study that history as part of my degree...
  15. 20 Appalling Lies We Were Told About Iraq War

    Who? Me old boy? No, no - No insult intended, just a statement in response to your claim that the Middle East was largely peaceful prior to the arrival of the Grenadiers and friends.... Absolute Rubbish. Regards, BC.