Sorry for the long post, but I hope you'll read all of it. :-) If you agree with what I say, or not- that's fine. What matters is that I remain free to say it, and as long as I am free to do so, I will.
Leaving Iraq won't bring peace. It won't make the terrorists stop- no matter what they say or promise- we recently saw that when Israel released terrorists who promised to stop.
Proverbs 27:6 "Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses. "
Why do people keep falling for the multiple kisses of islam? They stab us in the back, sign a treaty, and repeat the process. Their koran calls for it.
Leaving will only appease them and the hateful leftists who blindly ignore what the terrorists do. The same people calling for "hate crimes" laws are the ones who want us to abandon people to hate, and a fate worse than most of us here in the U.S. can imagine. They seek to undermine what progress we have made in spite of them. If they can get us to fail, they can say "I told you so." That's all they care about. Know that if people die and fall slave to islam, it is because of them.
People of both political parties have lost sight of what it is about. It is about doing our best to try to keep more of this from happening:
Just as police don't necessarily prevent crime, we can't always stop these crimes against humanity from taking place... but think of how many more would suffer without police. Think of how many more crimes would be committed against the defenseless without our presence in the middle east. I know that's why our troops are there. I know that's why they spend day after day fighting against evil. They want to give children hope for a better future.
Whatever your political thoughts or feelings, this is about fighting hate. It means troops putting their lives on the line, at war, providing swift justice at gunpoint to the radicals all over the world who destroy freedom, families, lives, and spread hate throughout the world in the name of their politically motivated so-called religion.
It's ok to be angry. It's ok to hate the actions (sins) of those who follow the brutal teachings of islam... but do not hate the enemy despite the vile things they do. My advice for all is to fight honorably against the tyrants so nobody can honestly speak evil of you. They will lie anyway, but you will know in your heart you are doing good.
Again, The Religion of Peace keeps track of the numbers. Islam kills more than any other hate group in history. People are quick to point to those who have done bad things in the name of Christianity- but the simple fact is Jesus taught us to live at peace with others as much as we are able. He taught us to love God and our neighbors. People who have done bad things in the name of Christianity are NOT following the teachings of Jesus.
Islam however teaches death, lies, abuse, and murder- ie: terrorism. Those who do bad things in the name of islam ARE following their religion. Following the teachings of Islam is following hate.
No, not all people who we call muslims are terrorists, I have had friends who denounce those parts of their religion- yet in doing so, according to their own book, they are not true muslims if they are rejecting any of its teachings... Just as a person who rejects Christ is not a true Christian. Sadly, those who reject the violent teachings of islam do so quietly or risk death. Those who reject Christ risk nothing in this world, and are in fact encouraged more often than not...
Why are some people so quick to defend the hateful teachings and followers of islam, yet the same people are so quick to want to punish anything outside islam that might remotely be considered an act of hate- even if that supposed act of hate is to spread truth and try to fight against hate? The only options are that they are either blinded and misled, or they are aware they are supporting terrorists. Either way, they are dangerous to freedom and instruments of evil. Yes evil. Could anything less pour gasoline on a child and light him on fire? Could anything less than evil defend the teachings that condone that sort of behavior?
Christians should live at peace as much as we are able. We can not live at peace with islamists bent on destruction. That is why the Jews of the old testament fought so hard for so long- why they are still fighting! That is why we must not cave to islam. We must fight evil.
Islam is the ultimate "hate crime." If we are to follow the laws of the land, and if we truly want peace, we must fight and expel terrorists and those preaching our destruction.
Also if we are to follow the law we must not harbor illegals- for if they are breaking the law, harboring them is breaking the law. To put it simply: breaking the law is wrong. Harboring criminals is wrong.
Why do people harbor illegals? Why is trying to deport lawbreakers considered hateful? Yet breaking the law is not? Why not consider breaking into our country and increasing crime and violence hateful? Yet time and time again, even after breaking laws, the illegals are released to break more laws because people are scared of being labeled hateful by enforcing laws? There are those who call this good work hate, and they work towards your imprisonment or death- but those are the ones spouting the real hate and would usher in the destruction of this nation with a blissful smile on their face- claiming to usher in peace. They brag about the law and break it.
Romans 2:23 "You who brag about the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law? 24As it is written: "God's name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you."
It is our duty as loyal citizens and soldiers to fight injustice, to renounce the hate that is islam, to renounce the lies fed to us by the mainstream media- and to work to expel illegals and terrorists who sneak into our country. Ignoring the problems and withdrawing does not fix the problems- such laziness does not bring peace. It only encourages hate to grow and fester and eventually overwhelm you while you are not paying attention.
There is no room for trying to be politically correct. Not being politically correct does not mean that you are hateful- it means you are taking a stand against hate by being truthful. People still fail to see we are at war with an evil ideology, a political ideology, a so-called religion, and that the seeds of war have already been planted on our own soil- we must continue to fight out of love for the preservation of freedom and life, not hate. Whether you are writing your representatives, spreading truth and under-reported news on your blog, or a soldier trying to bring hope and freedom, you are doing the right thing and doing everything you can to keep that war from growing here.
Romans 12:18"If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." That does not mean submit to atrocities. It is not possible to live at peace with people who seek to torture, murder, suppress, and destroy.
There are people who stand against doing good. They stand against fighting evil.
Romans 1 29-32: 29 "They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them."
Why do we face such hate from islam and those who make excuses for it? Why do so many who hate filled people around the world target us?
John 15:19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.
Don't worry about that.
1Peter 5; 6-10
6Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
8Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
10And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
We fight evil in fighting islam. Evil won't go away, even if we do. So we fight it. Along the way we suffer abuse, slander, and persecution- especially from those liars who claim to be peaceful. It has all been foretold. We will fight on hoping that we can make a difference and save a life from tyranny. We will fight on, hoping to give someone else hope. We will fight on for freedom.
I'm going away for a little while... I hope to return recharged to continue fighting the good fight.