Daily Archives: August 14, 2008
Atheists like to use the argument that where you grow up determines your religious beliefs. But this argument fails in light of the many people that have converted, such as Masab-Joseph Yousef, a son of prominent West Bank MP Sheikh Hassan Yousef. According to an article on CNA, “Praying that his family will “open their eyes to Jesus,” he expressed love for his enemies and claimed Muslims’ conversion to Christianity is the only way to have a chance for peace in the Holy Land.”
It’s great to see stories like this because it proves that religious belief isn’t always just a matter of where you grew up. Atheists love to simplify everything, but often things like religious belief aren’t as simple as they would like it to be. This story, among many others, prove that it is possible to rise above the teaching of your parents, throw off the shackles of false religion, and embrace the truth of Christianity.
In my hometown newspaper, The [Toledo] Blade, a letter to the editor was printed that I thought I’d share, as it echoes my sentiments:
What has happened to this world? Muslim extremists have reached a new low. Young women have taken the place of young men as suicide bombers, murdering other young men and women and their children. What is even more disturbing is the fact that so-called “moderate Muslims” here in Toledo and around the world are silent. No outrage. No cry for this carnage to stop. No demand that their religious leaders take steps to speak out against this senseless and barbaric killing. Just silence. Just more silence.
It is now time for Christians, Jews, Hindus, and yes, Muslims to demand an end to these horrible and brutal murderers who hide behind their misguided and terrible religious fanaticism. Enough.
Rollind W. Romanoff, West Central Ave.