AMEN to this, from a Not Phony Christian, those who only follow the teachings of that suit an individual lifestyle while discarding the rest and doing same for Countries Constitution! Nor am I of a cultist mentality!!
12 August 2010 - Islam, the religion of more than 1.2 billion people around the world, does not frighten me.
I also have no fear of Muslims, those followers of the teachings of the prophet Muhammad who call God "Allah."
The words imam, Quran, mosque or even jihad do not cause me to tremble or to run in search of a hiding place.
What does scare me in these perilous times are the bigots, many of them zealots wrapped in religion and flag, who find it easy to spew their venomous hatred toward any person or group that is different from them.
Even more disturbing is that these peddlers of prejudice, urged on by those self-proclaimed and self-indulgent opinion makers who dominate significant parts of today's media, have no trouble recruiting misguided, eager followers. Continued