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   Belief in God, believe it or not, started around fourteen thousand years ago. Years ago people believed spirits resided, as many of us still do, in places and things such as rocks, mountains, plants, and other beautiful objects of nature.

   The Arabs called this Jinn, various tribes around the world knew this as Manna, and Latin's, as Numina. All religions revered nature as being close to God. Atheists, which are looked down upon by the three great religions, also believe in this and revere nature.

    So you see, you are all right, and just differ in the respect that atheists do not feel the need to carry

knowledge any further as some of us do. It all depends on how much of an explanation one needs to understand his or her role on the planet and in life. Depending on a persons needs they will go to, and find what they need in many of various religions. Atheists believe that life on this planet is a very rare but natural occurrence, as naturalist, evolutionist, and many of us others do.

   Some people only have a need to carry the process further and assign these creations to the doings of a God, and further, to a vision by an identified prophet. At one point in time every religious faith including, Jews, Muslims, and especially Christians, were thought of as atheists. This was because their beliefs did not agree with existing beliefs in practice at the time.
Nonbelievers, (atheists), until very recently, were very rare. During Abrahams, time, virtually everyone believed.      

   With the advent of ever improving fields of science being able to explain many of the great mysteries of the world many people all over the world have of late, been moving away from their belief in the one God.

   What most people fail to realize, is that another perfectly natural and cyclical occurrence, is unfolding right now. It is one, of many that is happening all at the same time. One is feeding the other and God willing, everything will work out favorably. Once again, Christians and Jews, due to the increasing unease about their surroundings are beginning to look to God for answers. All the bombings, killings, terrorism, and many, many, problems in our Governments have become too much for most to bear alone. This is especially true in the U.S. with a multitude of systematic moral inequities right here at home. This is due in large part to our moral degradation and our perceived inability to do the right thing. People are more and more turning back to the one true God in ever increasing numbers.

   Many may find it odd that I say this, however. We will be pointing out something that has happened to both the Jews, and the Christians, and is now happening to the Muslims.

   *Yes, what we are conveniently calling terrorism is once again, a natural occurrence. The big problem now is that the shoe is on the other foot. With the stakes certainly being much higher, and the weapons and means, a lot more violent we cannot allow this to happen. I believe it would be more accurate and in line with mans cyclical history to stop calling the blight facing the entire world today terrorism. It would be more accurate if we started to start calling it what it really is, an"Islamist Jihad".

   As we discussed, with the early belief that spirits resided in naturally beautiful places in nature. Civilized man has always sought to get as close to nature as he could. Man has always believed that this would bring him closer to God. This, as my fellow Americans well know, is how Native Americans felt.

   This in particular is what makes this Islamist Jihad so particularly disturbing. It's not that they don't care about human life, including their own. It is that they are willing to destroy the very planet that they believe God created for them. They do this with the absolutely ridiculous belief that they are going to be rewarded once they die and go to heaven. The unbelievable part of this is that they expect 72 virgins, and rivers of gold, or something like that.

   Come on people of the world, this planet, this world, this land, is all we are going to get. For the sake of the generations to follow us, we must take care of this. It is all we are going to get.The Islamists leave behind, ruins, and very often, land that is no longer viable for human habitation.

   Collectively we can not go down this road that we are careening down,world war. we can not survive an all out war at this time as the weapons are too horrific for man or the planet to survive.

    *Lastly I am not overly Religious. I am a life long Christian with a very strong sense of spirituality that I seem to have been born with. With that said, I cannot go into it any deeper in this context. If you would like to delve into it deeper please download the PDF. This was an excerpt from Life Today/The Real Story. This is my question to you. Do you agree "God" is on the move in many ways around the world?
James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
www.anaveragepatriot.com

Originally posted to jmsjoin on Mon Mar 06, 2006 at 08:59 AM PST.

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    •  Prediction: 60 years from now (4.00)
      when scientists are producing 10th-generation internal organs from cloned stem cells, someone will write that "creation has evolved."

      (none / 0), (none / 0), it's off to kos we go, with a...

      by doorguy on Mon Mar 06, 2006 at 09:14:00 AM PST

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      •  My prediction (none)
        Sixty years from now when scientists are able to create life from inorganic matter, someone will say "Man is God."

        Maybe that will put to rest the meme that "life begins at conception."  

        The government should not be in the business of saving souls.

        by LynChi on Mon Mar 06, 2006 at 09:44:32 AM PST

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    •  God, my favorite fictional character (none)
      Carl Sagan once wrote....."Could it be that man is not the dream of god but instead that god is the dream of man."

      Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.--Dr. Seuss

      by sweettp2063 on Mon Mar 06, 2006 at 11:01:06 AM PST

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  •  my breakfast is on the move n/t (4.00)

    I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down.'- Bob Newhart

    by condoleaser on Mon Mar 06, 2006 at 09:02:39 AM PST

  •  But what if (none)
    God is malevolent?
  •  How could the belief in God have started (4.00)
    14000 years ago, when the earth was only created 6000 years ago? You are a Blasphemer!!!
  •  This makes no sense to me... (none)
    At one point in time every religious faith including, Jews, Muslims, and especially Christians, were thought of as atheists. This was because their beliefs did not agree with existing beliefs in practice at the time.
    Nonbelievers, (atheists), until very recently, were very rare. During Abrahams, time, virtually everyone believed.

    Those two sentences contradict one another. And as for this...


    The Islamists leave behind, ruins, and very often, land that is no longer viable for human habitation.

    Care to provide some evidence for this? Sounds more like uninformed religious xenophobia to me.

  •  This diary is crap (none)
    Terrible.

    Please delete.

  •  Islam (none)
    Your view of Islam is very superficial and very incorrect. You also fail to support it with links to any backup material.

    Please don't use this site to spread hatred of any group.

    Lying can never save us from another lie - Vaclav Havel

    by Muwarr90 on Mon Mar 06, 2006 at 09:36:13 AM PST

    •  if you got hatred of any group from this (none)
      I'm sorry. That is not what I intended. I wanted to show that ne one is any better than any other.what is happening today is a normal part of Religious growth that we have already experienced in Christianity.

      James M Joiner www.anaveragepatriot.com or http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

      by jmsjoin on Mon Mar 06, 2006 at 10:01:07 AM PST

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      •  Intended or not (none)
        Intended or not, a statement such as "It is that they are willing to destroy the very planet that they believe God created for them. They do this with the absolutely ridiculous belief that they are going to be rewarded once they die and go to heaven. The unbelievable part of this is that they expect 72 virgins, and rivers of gold, or something like that.", very much expresses a sense that one is very much better than the other.

        And when that statement is absolutely false, it is going to be taken as offensicve andf hateful by many people.

        Lying can never save us from another lie - Vaclav Havel

        by Muwarr90 on Mon Mar 06, 2006 at 10:05:31 AM PST

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        •  This is all i'm going to say on this (none)
           If you think the Jihadisits or terrorists are not destroying the planet willy nilly blowing up oil fields and anything else they feel like then you must have your head in the sand. Sorry you are offended, I'm merely trying to be unbiased and truthful.

          James M Joiner www.anaveragepatriot.com or http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

          by jmsjoin on Mon Mar 06, 2006 at 10:14:11 AM PST

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          •  That is the easy way, no? (none)
            Refuse to converse or whatever, but what you've written above is pure hate speech and/or nonsense:

            1: Belief in God, believe it or not, started around fourteen thousand years ago. Years ago people believed spirits resided, as many of us still do, in places and things such as rocks, mountains, plants, and other beautiful objects of nature.

            Source? Especially for the '14,000 years ago' nonsense?

            2: During Abrahams, time, virtually everyone believed.

            Ibid?

            3: What most people fail to realize, is that another perfectly natural and cyclical occurrence, is unfolding right now.

            Ibid?

            4: Once again, Christians and Jews, due to the increasing unease about their surroundings are beginning to look to God for answers. All the bombings, killings, terrorism, and many, many, problems in our Governments have become too much for most to bear alone. This is especially true in the U.S. with a multitude of systematic moral inequities right here at home. This is due in large part to our moral degradation and our perceived inability to do the right thing. People are more and more turning back to the one true God in ever increasing numbers.

            Ibid?

            Let me get this right - the 'bombings' have "...become too much for most to bear alone." - In the US? Seems to me that it would be worse in places where the bombs are ACTUALLY GOING OFF - say, Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel...

            Nice set-up, also: just before launching into massive religious bigotry, you 'ease us in' with People are more and more turning back to the one true God in ever increasing numbers.

            Uh, yeah, Right.

            5. This in particular is what makes this Islamist Jihad so particularly disturbing. It's not that they don't care about human life, including their own. It is that they are willing to destroy the very planet that they believe God created for them.

            I guess someone named Mohammed said "Give me liberty or give me death"?

            Your words, taken in total, border in suggesting genocide.

            Nice, fact-free opinion piece. OK, so it's not so nice.

            Lastly, how could any idiot claim that ANYONE but the UNITED STATES is leading the pack at destroying the planet, especially under the oh-so-appropriate leadership of W?

            To quote another responder: "This diary is crap. Please take it down."

            - cdn

            "For the first time ever, everything is in place for the Battle of Armageddon and the Second Coming of Christ." -- Ronald Reagan (Methinks he miscounted)

            by grndrush on Mon Mar 06, 2006 at 12:12:58 PM PST

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  •  Huh? (none)
    As a fellow Christian, I can't help but share your belief that God is working in the world today, as he always has been and always will be.  I must confess a little confusion about the more specific point of your diary. Is it that all people everywhere should reject Islam and accept Christianity?  Obviously, I wouldn't object, but that's hardly the basis of a political program, and this is a political site.  I think there must be a reasonable political approach to the challenge of fundamentalist Islam, and figuring out what that approach consists of is a Big Question in modern American political life.
    •  I just meant to show that no one of us are any (none)
      better than the other. What is happening in the Muslim Religion has already happened in christianity.

      James M Joiner www.anaveragepatriot.com or http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

      by jmsjoin on Mon Mar 06, 2006 at 10:03:50 AM PST

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  •  unfortunately, (none)
    god is either asleep at the wheel or just a Santa for grownups. My hunch is #2.

    concision,concision,concision

    by the basque on Mon Mar 06, 2006 at 10:25:16 AM PST

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