Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Top 10 Reasons Why Islam is Not the Religion of Peace - My Response

I was going through websites and blogs about religions so I learn more about every single religion existed. I couldn't help but read this article written by James Arlandson who happens to have a PhD and teaches world religions and introductory philosophy at a college in southern California.

I was shocked when I read this specific post on his blog. I understand that I am not all religious although I come from both Christian and Muslim backgrounds, but I know enough to disagree with all what he said. I will quote his sentences and put them in italics so you can differentiate between my words and his. The link to his article is posted at the end of this post.

"Ever since 9/11, Muslim leaders who have access to the national media have told us that Islam is the religion of peace and that violence does not represent the essence of Muhammad's religion.

Even President Bush and Britain's Prime Minister Blair have repeated this assertion, saying that Islam has been 'hijacked' by a few violent fanatics. Is this true?

Sadly it is not, for empirical, observable facts demonstrate beyond doubt that Islam at its founding is filled with violence—in the life of Muhammad himself and in the Quran itself.

Hence, these Muslim apologists must stop misleading unsuspecting Westerners, and they must be honest about the heart of their religion, for once and for all."

He's saying that all Islam are just liars who deny the original roots of Islam, that is violence. And he also insists that Muhammad and the Quran represent violence. In his case, it's obvious he doesn't know anything from what he's talking about. All I can do is oppose every word he said by proof and by being a person who knows better than him about Islam.

I will start pointing out the ten top reasons he mentioned and talk about them in details.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Abortion - Right or Wrong?

What is abortion?

"An abortion is the termination of a pregnancy by the removal or expulsion of an embryo or fetus from the uterus, resulting in or caused by its death. An abortion can occur spontaneously due to complications during pregnancy or can be induced. Within animal husbandry abortions can be used on mammalian livestock for the health of pregnant animals or for breeding purposes. In the context of human pregnancies, an abortion induced to preserve the health of the gravida (pregnant female) is termed a therapeutic abortion, while an abortion induced for any other reason is termed an elective abortion. Abortion as a term most commonly refers to the deliberate induced abortion of a human pregnancy, while spontaneous abortions are usually termed miscarriages."Wikipedia

Abortion raises ethical, legal and religious issues. It's considered, in the West, a free choice if the fetus is less than 8 weeks old. In the Middle East, it's forbidden and banned in all cases because of religious beliefs. I am completely against abortion of all kinds and types.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Think Before You Boycott

Since the beginning of life, there are two kinds of everything, the good and the bad. Without them co-existing, there will never be balance and equilibrium in the continuity of life. Without balance everything will fall apart and everything will fail.

If we were all rich, there will never be people who can make pizza and deliver it to your house. If we were all poor, there will never be any progress in our existence. If we were all peaceful, we would never find a place to stand up because the world will be packed with people and over-flooded with everything. If we were all evil, our existence would've ceased thousands of years ago.

So without the balance of life, nothing will be able to go on. I know I said nothing related to boycotting, but I will get to the point in a bit. We humans evolve really fast, and especially in the times we're in now, we are faster than ever and the speed of our technological advances and evolution is even accelerating gradually.

Wars are the worst form of negotiation ever because it always results in physical and psychological harm for both sides. Humans are very sensitive and easily affected by their surroundings. We are born like this and will always stay like this because this is the main reason we are evolving.

Back to the good and bad, well whenever someone does good in this world, one is rewarded. And the bad is always punished. In my opinion, the stupidest and lamest punishment is boycotting. I know I might be hated for this article, but I am a very realistic and reasonable person. I have feelings too, but I don't think that boycotting will ever work on anyone.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Middle Eastern Sex Scandals

I receive tens of attachments and forwards everyday. Some of them are pretty interesting things and others are the crappiest B.S. to ever be forwarded or sent to anyone, atleast in my opinion.

Through the past month I have received four emails with the subjects: Lebanese Girls, I Love Lebanon, Fathe7a Website, and The Secret Lives of Arabs Exposed. Every email of such nature pisses me off so much so I ignore and delete.

Basically, such emails will show you pictures or videos stolen from private accounts of social networking websites for normal people, stolen from cell phones, stolen from cameras, stolen from computers etc.

There are specialized people who steal those photos or videos and then start spreading them to everyone around just for the fun of it forgetting that pictures and videos that are private should always stay private. They even created major websites with high capacity servers so people can upload all "scandals" found so everyone can access it worldwide.

People have different lifestyles and different mentalities. a girl might love to photograph herself in her undies or naked or however, a couple might like to film themselves privately when performing sexual activity, a family in their swimming suits go swimming and wouldn't like the whole world to see them in their swim suits. Well, most of what's mentioned is being exposed through demented people who like exposing other people's private life even if it can be life threatening. They simply don't care about the consequences.