File this article under, “Religion of Peace” and My Screwed-Up e-mail.”
First thing out of the cage this morning . . . I go to a website and try to make a comment on a blog and WordPress.Com informs me that the only e-mail I have ever used is . . . “Invalid.”
I send a message to the “Forums” and am still awaiting an answer as to what to do to fix the invalid e-mail problem – – I mean for Christ’s Sake, folks it is the same damned e-mail as the one in my “Admin” page – – the same one my blog has been operating on for three years or more!
I don’t know what the Hell is happening with the damned thing but I do know one thing for sure . . . if someone tells me it can’t be fixed and I should shut down the blog and start it all over again . . . it isn’t going to happen!
I have money invested in an upgrade and it isn’t gonna happen!
Enough about that this morning!
THE ISIS CRISIS
I don’t know what to do about all this ISIS/ISIL crap either . . . and sometimes I really don’t know what to think about it either.
If I make any kind of hint that ISIL/ISIS is “Muslim” then I get told, “No, it is not Muslim because Islam is not all about killing people . . . Islam is a Religion of Peace and ISIS/ISIL are rogues . . . renegades . . . and they do not represent The Religion of Peace at all . . . in any way, shape, form or manner.
If I try to press the point that the Koran seems to me to be filled with verses that seem to support the annihilation of all “Infidels” then I get called “Islamaphobic.” And when I am not getting called “Islamaphobic” for pointing these perceptions out then I am getting called “Racist” for trying to unravel all this “Islam, Muslim, ISIS,ISIL, Is Muslim/Isn’t Muslim” shit in my head.
Then when I am not being bombarded with that kind of talk, there are plenty of folks out there to remind me that The Old Testament of our “Christian” Bible is filled with the same kinds of tales about terror and murder in the name of religion – – and after awhile I have to admit it all gets to be a little too much for this old brain to soak up and to make any sense out of.
It is true – – there are plenty of references in The Bible that talk about God commanding people to stone other people or to slay other people or to kill whole families and tribes of people and even whole nations for one kind offense against religion or the other – – it gets really gory sometimes and at other times it just becomes some kind of ghoulish comedy routine.
Sometimes I wonder if there ever has been any kind of religion on the face of the planet that is not somehow steeped in blood?
I know there are some crotch scratching righties who would delight right at this point – – right now – – in reminding me what a dumb ass I am for not understanding these things . . . but that is alright because when I read some of their stuff I sometimes think I could say the same things about some of them.
I definitely do not wish to be either racist or Islamaphobic and I am really sick and tired of all these kinds of tensions in a world where an old fart like me really needs to simply sit down beside a river with a fishing pole and not have to worry about all kinds of nerve-wracking crap all the time.
What is the truth about all this crap? Does anybody really know?
Will the day come when all of us will be forced to make the choice to (a) Convert, (b) pay an exorbitant tax for the privilege of remaining Christian or (c) die?
I have heard some people saying that the world all around is being Islamicized and that someday Islam is all there is going to be.
I heard the same argument being made about “Christianity” back in the 1970s when all kinds of television preachers with mega-million-dollar electronic ministries were assuring the faithful millions of their listeners and watchers that the Word of God ( The Hebrew-Christian Scriptures ) would be spread to all the ends of the earth before the end times were upon us as prophesied in the Book of Revelations.
Well – – to the best of my knowledge and belief that has not happened yet and right now with all the back and forth . . all the flux in our political system . . all the fears about the American form of government being in some kind of trouble from some imagined tyranny – – and all the rest of the garbage that pounds upon our sensibilities from a multitude of directions each and every day – – it is a wonder that any of us are still able to think a cohesive thought of any kind.
I found something really scary on “American Thinker” this morning and once again I am forced to say to myself, “There you go! Here is another article that seems to be warning us all about something but is it the whole God’s Honest Truth or is it simply somebody’s opinion or is it something motivated by an agenda . . . blah, blah, blah . . . so I decided that I don’t have a clue about whether Islam is a Religion of Peace or whether it is something that poses an ultimate threat to Western Civilization or what . . . and I am hoping that if there are some really smart people out there reading my blog right at this minute they might chime in on here and teach me a few things that I think I desperately need to know.
The article I was reading on “American Thinker” is – – ( HERE.).
Then I discovered there are just as many arguments defending Islam as there are arguments that are worrying – – and for the sake of being fair and balanced . . . if it is possible to be fair and balanced in today’s opinion-stricken world – – here is another article that seems to try to make the difference between what a Religion of Peace is and what it is not – – ( HERE).
I am not trying in the least to be funny or sarcastic right now, but it seems to me that in all my 76 years of living on this planet, I have never seen a time when more people were running around seemingly aimlessly . . like chickens without heads . . not really knowing what to do about anything that is happening in the world . . . but being filled with all kinds of useless opinions.
And when it comes down to the brass tacks about useless opinions, then maybe the stuff I write right here on this blog falls into that very same category along with all the rest of them – – I have no clue!
So if there are some qualified “Enlighteners” out there reading me this morning, please take a minute to come on here with your thoughts in the form of a comment and say something that will make me relax and feel better about the world and all the shit that is going on in it right now.
I am old and I do not need to be worrying about stuff all the time.
I think I am going to go into the dining area and eat two stuffed green peppers for breakfast and then if the weather permits I will go ride my bike and hope there is nobody lurking beside the bike trail waiting to behead me or something.
I don’t own a militarized armored vehicle but I do carry a pepper spray!
Watch out, terrorist assholes . . . I have a pepper spray!
I have to admit sometimes that some of this garbage gives me the same kind of willies that must be experienced by a long-tailed cat in a room filled with rocking chairs!
Posted by The Outrageous Liberal Pundit at 6:54 AM