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Re: “Palin and Gingrich Should Lead Charge for Building Murfreesboro Mosque

Since the Muslim religion is contradictory to other religions; not all can be true and coherent at the same time and instance. This is a violation of the law of non-contradiction; A cannot be non-A. This egalitarianism that you seek in religious honor is different from the 14th amendment's equal treatment in regards to law. The tenets of Islam are incoherent when it comes to those of Christianity. Only a religion with a deity that is both absolute and personal can justify the tenets of reality. Islam does not have this sort of deity. Allah is described as 'beyond' knowing in the personal sense and is so abstract and absolute as it cannot be known; yet the Koran claims to 'know' this god! To have a coherent religion, such as the Christian one, we need a God that is the source of personal concern with the created order and absolute in nature at the same time. One that can be the source of immaterial entities such as absolute laws of logic, power to sustain the laws of nature for mankind's benefit, and a source of moral absolutes. Without all three of these, a religion is incoherent in its unity. In Islam there is the claim that Allah is all holy and cannot tolerate sin in his presence, yet there is no atonement for past sins. No one never knows if enough good works have been done. How can their holy god tolerate creatures in his presence that have no substitute atonement for their sins the way Christianity does? Only Christianity offers propitiation and atonement for sinful mankind through Christ's substituionary atonement. It is also the only religion with an absolute and personal God that offers coherence in its ideology.

Posted by HowardCG on 08/31/2010 at 7:05 AM

Re: “Today's Lead Tennessean Story: Our Kids Aren't Christian Enough!

There is no neutrality in social, civil law. All laws reflect a moral base and this base is a foundation of a religion. Our early foundation as expressed in early State Preambles, Black's Law, early New England Abstract Law, etc.; shows that Christianity permeated all institutions and law. Today we see the advancement of secular humanism, a religion as expressed in all its tenets in the Humanist Manifestos. Assuming a child can have a 'neutral' abililty to determine what is 'best' is absurd. One interprets facts and ideas by their presuppositions that have been implanted from social observation, parents, books, media, etc. The question is not religion or no-religion, but which religion is the most coherent, not an alleged 'lack of' religion. A 'lack-of' view is a view nonetheless; that being secular humanism/atheism by default. Only a worldview that has an absolute and personal source; such as the Christian God, can justify or give a rational accounting for the major tenets of reality: immaterial laws of logic, moral absolutes, and why natural law remains generally uniform for science. This may be why this story was considered important compared to other stories.

Posted by HowardCG on 08/31/2010 at 7:03 AM

Re: “Climate change isn’t coming to Nashville — it’s already here. And the future might be hotter than we can handle

The ignorant always fall for the latest power and control efforts by the elite. The whole paradigm is a power and money grab, i.e. Al Gore, et al. The earth and universe has always gone through climate cycles and it has been shown that data was manipulated to prove this latest warming craze. It is actually a progressive 'death-wish', as it seeks to slow or stop productivity and the use of God's creation for man's benefit and progress.

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Posted by HowardCG on 08/31/2010 at 6:53 AM

Re: “Support the Laurie Cardoza-Moore Islamic Center Fund: Giving Well Is the Best Revenge

Your letter wreaks with 'hate' that you appear to deplore. By the way; what is your world view in that 'hate' is absolutely wrong? Do you have a religion that has moral absolutes making hate wrong? If we don't hate bad things, then we embrace all evil and good at the same time. Since the Muslim religion is contradictory to other religions; not all can be true and coherent at the same time and instance. This is a violation of the law of non-contradiction; A cannot be non-A. This egalitarianism that you seek in religious honor is different from the 14th amendment's equal treatment in regards to law. The tenets of Islam are incoherent when it comes to those of Christianity. Only a religion with a deity that is both absolute and personal can justify the tenets of reality. Islam does not have this sort of deity. Allah is described as 'beyond' knowing in the personal sense and is so abstract and absolute as it cannot be known; yet the Koran claims to 'know' this god! To have a coherent religion, such as the Christian one, we need a God that is the source of personal concern with the created order and absolute in nature at the same time. One that can be the source of immaterial entities such as absolute laws of logic, power to sustain the laws of nature for mankind's benefit, and a source of moral absolutes. Without all three of these, a religion is incoherent in its unity. In Islam there is the claim that Allah is all holy and cannot tolerate sin in his presence, yet there is no atonement for past sins. No one never knows if enough good works have been done. How can their holy god tolerate creatures in his presence that have no substitute atonement for their sins the way Christianity does? Only Christianity offers propitiation and atonement for sinful mankind through Christ's substituionary atonement. It is also the only religion with an absolute and personal God that offers coherence in its ideology.

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Posted by HowardCG on 08/31/2010 at 6:49 AM

Re: “Ramsey Argues Freedom of Religion Doesn't Apply to Muslims

The Supreme Court should first discover the "original intent" of the parties to the document by looking to the events surrounding the drafting and passing of the clause or amendment, including the records of the Constitutional convention and the writings of the Framers. According to Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story, ". . . to exclude all rivalry among Christian sects." This is confirmed by the preliminary draft of the First Amendment proposed by James Madison to the House of Representatives in 1789. In sum, the object of the First Amendment was to prevent the national government from choosing one Christian sect [denomination] over another and establishing a single national denomination. The First Amendment was applicable to Christianity, not another contradictory religion; of which Islam is. Moreover, the Framers intended the powers and limitations contained in the U.S. Constitution to apply only to the federal government and not to the States. The First Amendment cannot be a criterion for States, as they are open to establish any religion they choose. The prohibition in the First Amendment was to 'Congress', not the States.

Posted by HowardCG on 08/03/2010 at 6:10 PM

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