Friday, April 6, 2012

Life is sheer bliss

I don't recall being this happy ever before in my life like I have been last couple of months, thanks to my John who just came out of the blue and swept me off my feet. Not only has he flooded me with all his love and affection, but he also showed me the true path which leads to God, the real God. I have been reading a lot of Bible lately and today finally he took me to his church, because he felt that I am ready now. If you guys remember, I had written about my Catholic church experience before, where the priest had actually turned me away, saying they are not allowed to convert Muslims, and if they do, their church would be shutdown. Well, today I was expecting more or less the same kind of reaction, but the Protestant church was nothing like the Catholic church. The pastor was very kind and welcomed me with open arms. All the fellow worshippers were extremely kind and considerate, and they all assured me that my secret is safe with the church. I was there for 2 hours, listening to the sermon and then the songs, and then we all prayed. I just cannot explain in words how peaceful I felt afterwards. I made some new friends, who invited me to their home groups and bible study groups. I am officially a Christan now, and it makes me so proud so say that I accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and I believe he died for our sins. He truly is the son of God and there is no other way to God other than through Jesus.

I am so thankful to God that I never got married to some psychopath misogynistic Muslim loser, though I have to admit I was pretty close doing that couple of times, but then common sense prevailed and I changed my mind. I guess deep down inside, I always knew that something is really screwed up in Islam, and especially in Muslim men. John has really made me the happiest person on earth. Not only does he respect me as an individual who has a mind and opinion of her own, but actually treats me as an equal. None of that male chauvinism that prevails densely in Muslim men, and I am truly blessed that I have him in my life.

With this short note, I would like to wish all my readers a very Happy Easter. God bless.


  1. I love they way you have told us all about your life. I am now so very happy also, albeit with a lovely Catholic girl. Love is eternal. I wish you all the best.

  2. I, too, am beyond delight - again we learn that God is faithful - absolutely faithful.


    So anyway, has jesus freak johnny "tapped" the fake blogger yet

    yeah I bet he "tapped" her real good and hopefully shut her up about how much she (well booby spencer) hates Islam :)

  4. Shakila and John,
    I am so happy for the both of you. I hope that your love for one another (and for our Savior) continues to grow. May our Lord bless you both with happiness and joy. In this Easter season, in which we recall both his agony and suffering for our sakes, and the joy of his resurrection and its meaning for us, let us all rejoice in the brotherhood of all believers (and all mankind).

    God bless you both

  5. Shakila

    It's good to hear of your profession of faith in Christ. Time and experience will tell if your conversion is genuine or not. Every (professing) Christian will face trials and temptations. In these moments we learn more about ourselves than when life is cosy and rosy all's well. I'm not saying you're not the real deal. I say this because it's Christianity 101. You will face trials to test whether you really believe in what you claim. A reading of Acts would be helpful, and also the epistles of Peter. Before you go there though do read John's gospel and Romans.

    For now enjoy the "honeymoon period."

    I'll try to post some of Muhammad's false teachings about Christ(ianity) to expose the Devil in the Islamic detail. This may be helpful in understanding why Islam is so anti-Jew/Christian.

    1. hughie, please don't forget to post how anti-jew the christians are too.......plenty of historical evidence out there. Then the is the "RAPTURE", which by all accounts doesn't work out too well for the jews either :)

    2. anti jew the christians are? Do you know the history of Christianity it was started by a jew and it was spread by jews? can you please give historical evidence?

    3. skouti

      You're right. There are anti-Jewish sentiments coming from [too] many Christian quarters. These people will have to answer for this. I see you agree that Islam is anti-Jewish. This saves me from having to post those ref's.

      The "Rapture" doesn't work out too well for those left behind, period. It gets pretty tough for the earth-dwellers.

  6. In an essay I wrote a while back, I compare two verses -- the first from the Koran, the second from the New Testament. It makes for an interesting comparison.

    The first is Allah promising his slaves what he will give them for their submission:

    And when you behold Paradise, you will see all around you delights and a vast kingdom.
    (Koran 76:20)

    And here is Satan trying to seduce Jesus into submitting to him instead of to God the Father:

    . . . the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
    (Gospel of Matthew 4:8-9)

    For more exploration of this, see Islam's darker source.

    Further analysis also in:

    Islam and the Psychology of Satan: The Tragicomedy of Hell on Earth


    Satan and Islam: another reverberation

    1. Excellent articles, Hesperado. Your agnostic but theologically imaginative approach to Christianity is interesting.

      I have a couple of comments on this one:

      Islam and the Psychology of Satan: The Tragicomedy of Hell on Earth.

      The whole piece should be read to really appreciate what I'm going to excerpt from it here. But anyway, in that piece, you wrote,

      That Satan would wait until Jesus was out in the desert wilderness may be explained simply by the fact that he wanted to tempt Jesus in a secluded locale, out of the way of witnesses. Or, perhaps this indicates that Satan tends to dwell, naturally, in deserts—such as this desert near Jerusalem, as well as the more notorious deserts of Arabia.

      I would add that the desert can itself be an image of purgation, fasting, and various kinds of “doing without.” It is of the nature of such endeavors of withdrawal -- of going through withdrawal -- that temptation comes upon one. That's why Satan might hang out in some literal and some inner deserts. (Digression: I have become increasingly persuaded that only a sane, healthy, balanced, and broad suite of spiritual and moral practices and disciplines can give one the ongoing sustenance that enables one to resist some difficult temptations one might choose to resist.)

      You make an excellent parallel here:

      “In Luke 4:3, seeing that Jesus is starving of hunger after a long self-imposed fast, Satan contemptuously asks Jesus the same rhetorical question, in essence, which Muslims often ask those defending orthodox Christology: “If you are of God, command this stone to turn into bread.”I.e., the Muslims ask, 'if Jesus really is God, why did he suffer in various ways like a human?'

      This you wrote was especially neat:

      Thus, their perennial religiousity in its slavish pursuit of submission to their darker source not only leads them eventually to his eternal abode—a mirage of paradisaic gardens camouflaging infernal damnation—; but also manages to wreak the havoc, mayhem and misery of a Hell on Earth in the long and winding meantime of history and the news between the beginning and the end.

      And this too:

      When Muslims become belligerently indignant at the charge that Islam is Satanic, the Devil in them has warped their minds in a deliciously perverse way: for, instead of proudly owning their Satanism, their indignation stems from their inculcation in the lie that they are actually anti-Satanic. What more delightfully twisted way for Satan to disport himself, than to create minions of followers who pursue the delusion that they are against him and for God, when in fact, they are his slaves, and against God!

      I wonder if this is an interesting comparison to consider: Jesus refusing to throw himself down from a tower, and Muhammad threatening to throw himself down from a cliff.

      An entertaining essay, Hesperado.

    2. traeh,

      Thanks for your interesting insights and taking the time to read my essay.

      I'd agree that it is "of the nature of such endeavors of withdrawal -- of going through withdrawal -- that temptation comes upon one. That's why Satan might hang out in some literal and some inner deserts."

      The "Desert Fathers" were an important part of the culture of Christianity in the first few centuries, particularly in North Africa, often in the wastes of southern Egypt (though the blast and blight of Islamic invasion and occupation and massacre kind of cramped their style from the 7th century forward).

      I suppose one could say these desert monks went to arid regions on purpose to, so to speak, tempt temptation. St. Anthony is only one of the more famous ones who seemed to have done this, almost as though to dare the Devil (and to dare one's own infirmity -- sort of like spiritual exercise on a triathlon level). Indeed, in one of St. Anthony's writings, he recounts a particularly harrowing "dark night of the soul" of temptation during which he described it as a "boxing fight with the Devil". Not to say that this style of spirituality is unproblematic. I recall walking into the office of my professor of comparative religions -- a man I admired for his erudition (knew 5 languages and an amazing amount of history) who was himself a devout Catholic soon thereafter to switch to Greek Orthodoxy (though I didn't know that at the time), and I asked him: "Is monasticism inherently unbalanced?" He grinned at the question, and after a half hour of fascinating response, basically tried to argue that no, it is not unbalanced. Nevertheless, I think such spiritual austerity can risk becoming unbalanced, and that the "broad suite" you described is the more balanced approach.

      [continued next]

    3. [continued]

      Regarding "why Satan might hang out in some literal and some inner deserts", there's an interesting passage from the New Testament, in the Gospel of Luke, 11:24-26, where Jesus is speaking of the type of person who by various habits mental and physical makes himself vulnerable to "demon possession" (or in this case, "re-possession" -- for Jesus is warning that just because an "unclean spirit" is expelled from a man, that doesn't mean it won't return: it will, under certain circumstances here described):

      When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house [i.e., the person]whence I came out.

      [the next two verses I render in looser, clearer language than the King James, for my purposes here]

      And when he returns, he finds it swept clean and tidy.

      Then he goes and gets seven of his buddies even more unclean and wicked than himself to join him in this conducive hangout: and so the person with all these unclean spirits within him finds himself in a worse state than he was before.

      This passage speaks of two types of "desert" -- the "dry places" where the unclean spirit wanders around trying to find a resting place; and the "swept clean" interior of the person who makes himself predisposed to be vulnerable to the return and worsening of the unclean spirit.

      The restlessness of wandering around in "dry places" suggests that while demons and their Satan dwell there, they are not happy there, and of course, constantly seek the abode of the human soul as their main goal, where in their confused demonic state of mind they think they will somehow achieve victory and rest -- not capable of realizing, in their psychosis, that it's a doomed game they are playing ultimately. The "swept clean" part is more difficult to explain -- perhaps one shouldn't pick at the metaphor too much, and perhaps Jesus merely meant to convey that the person disposing himself to being possessed (or repoed) is, in effect, making his "inner furniture" -- his interiority -- nice and spruced up for such "visitors" and "guests".

      Lastly, your comparison of the two passages was indeed interesting, and I'd never thought of it before:

      Jesus refusing to throw himself down from a tower, and Muhammad threatening to throw himself down from a cliff.

    4. I have in the past understood the "swept clean and tidy passage" differently than you seem to be taking it. I assumed that all that was meant was that the no-longer-possessed person was now "clean" within, rather than a home for the corruption and "untidiness" of the demonic. Thus Jesus was the cause of the "tidiness" in that story.

      Why does the possession return worse than it was before? Because the victim's jadedness diminishes due to his hiatus from the destructive pleasures connected with the demons. The no-longer-possessed person becomes, that is, more sensitive over time, and in a way increasingly more vulnerable to the destructive pleasures than previously. At the same time, for the person without a spiritual practice, the very effort to resist the temptation, in a context of heightening sensitivity, can cause the force of the temptation to build and build, until finally the victim gives up and goes into a "binge" as never before. That is somewhat how I understand the return of eight demons, where before there was only one. A sort of "binge" phenomenon.

      And that's why I suppose there may be some risks in trying to break an addiction: if one goes about it the wrong way, it could come back worse than before. I suppose one needs to have a daily spiritual practice that exercises thought, feeling, and will. Daily small spiritual exercises of the will, as well as social connections and support, can perhaps give one a kind of immunity to temptation of inviting in eight demons, where before there was only one.

      Or, since some systems of "spiritual" practice are destructive, perhaps the safer course for someone seeking to break an addiction (I am postulating that addiction and possession are intimately related and may be different sides of one coin) -- is to seek situations that permit one to help and heal others -- but in a way that does not create dependency in them. A way to avoid creating dependency is to persuade them that the way to their healing is for them to become active and to seek to heal still others, who must be persuaded to heal still others, and so on.

      Possibly I am overdoing the connection between addiction and possession.

      One pitfall of trying to quit an addiction is the assumption that one must resolve never to engage in the addictive activity again. That may set one up for a fall back into the addiction, because one is pretending to remove one's decision-making power on the matter for all time. Not only is that a kind of enslavement that one will perhaps subconsciously rebel against, but it's probably a lie, because in reality we are deciding at every moment what we will do. For some individuals it may make more sense not to resolve for all time not to do x or have x -- but rather simply resolve not to have x one moment at a time, since in a way that is all one really can do, is decide moment by moment. The advantage however is that it can be hugely easier to reject something just for a moment, and then for the next moment, and then the next -- than it is to resolve to never do something again, and follow through. A moment is so short. One can always wait another moment. One can hold out a moment at a time.

      But it's true that one really needs a spiritual substitute for the addiction. Jung was right about that, I think. One cannot merely be resisting something and expect to succeed indefinitely. One must have an ongoing connection to something profound to replace the thing resisted, so that one no longer needs the thing as much as before.

    5. Congratulations you brave person, Happy Easter!

  7. Praise the LORD Jesus Christ for your conversion! I am sooo excited for you! A friend of mine sent me the link to your blog a while back and have been following you, and I knew that the LORD was chasing you - thank you for sharing the good news that you experienced yesterday at church - and on GOOD FRIDAY!! Hallelujah. In Christ - Halley

  8. One of our daughters was sent a man to marry and there were circumstances and events that proved it was so. One thing that happened was a prophecy was given to her, "I am preparing a man for you right now". Years later the man that was to become one of our soninlaws saw the tape of the prophecy being given and said "that was the day he gave his heart to the Lord" God does do miracles today. Not enough space for the whole story. I wish you happyness.

  9. As far as i know,in christianity there is also a horrible hell, and whoever does not accept jesus as a savior is deserved to enter it eternally.
    Personally, I were about to convert christianity, but the problem of hell had always instigated me to stay agnostic.
    I can not imagine the notion of torturing poeple,whatever sinful they were, forever !
    dose not that make jesus as sadistic as Allah?
    are not the Christian hell a lake of sulfur and fire ?
    please correct me if I am wrong. And sorry for my bad english.

    1. Yes, you're absolutely right viaro: she's left one sadistic cult for another. And Robert Spencer couldn't be happier.

    2. Unfortunately viaro and Malibu Mo you have shown no interest understanding anything. If you did care you would understand you would find out that hell means a condition in which the good is utterly rejected. It's kind of like saying that not staying away from drugs ends up in hell, doesn't mean that anyone is being punished just means that they are suffering consequences of not following sound advise. Maybe some reading will help (CCC 1033).

    3. Wonderer i do not know about what religion your talking about but in Christianity hell is a real place and you will go there if you do not accept the free Gift of Salvation given by Jesus on the Cross

    4. God is just so he must punish every sinful person, just like in court you commit the crime you do the time, But God took our punishment and he paid for our Crimes on the Cross. Allah never did that and he will not, Allah will measure your Good and Bad deeds if your Bad is more than your Good your in Hell. But in Christianity all you have to do is accept the Free Gift of Salvation that God gave through his Son jesus Christ. That is not sadistic that is a just and a God who loves

    5. viaro,
      Consider what C.S. Lewis wrote about hell in his fictional work The Pilgrim's Regress. One of the characters in that book says approximately this: "God did not create hell -- he merely set bounds to it so it would not spread everywhere."

      So, viaro, one can conceive hell as a place created not by God, but by hellish people and spirits. Hell's existence could show that the universe is a place of freedom to choose good and evil; that God permits freedom to choose, or perhaps that God and universe are of such a nature that God does not have the power to forbid freedom even if God desired to forbid it.

      Consider also the picture Lewis paints in another brilliant work of fiction, The Great Divorce. (That title, by the way, does not refer to the dissolution of some earthly marriage; it is a reference to William Blake's celebration of "the marriage of heaven and hell.") In The Great Divorce, Lewis paints a picture of a hell that any inhabitant is free to leave for higher realms. It is not a hell of terrible intensity and violent tortures, but rather of slowing increasing emptiness -- a bleak and rather gray town that is becoming more and more ghostly and more and more dispersed in cosmic space. But in Lewis' story, anyone can take a shuttle bus from a bus stop in the bleak town to higher regions. There is only one problem. People in the ghostly hell are themselves in a rather insubstantial state. They are mere ghosts. And some of them decide to take the strange shuttle bus to what they hear is a better place. But when they get to the better place (heaven), it turns out it is not at all ghostly. It is hyper-real, in various ways much more real than life as it is for us, the living. Lewis brilliantly describes what that's like. Part of it is that at first, when the ghosts get off the bus to explore the higher region, the experience is quite painful. Walking on the hyper-real grass cuts through one's ghostly feet with exquisite pain. But there are helpers present in heaven, they are not ghostly, but hyper-real, and slowly, over long periods, the ghosts who endure there, become more and more real and solid themselves, and eventually enter into a heavenly glory in that hyper-real world. But many ghosts do not last, and choose to take the shuttle bus back to the bleak and dissipating town, and do so partly because of the pain, but mainly because of self-deception and clinging to self-conceit or arrogance or other comfortable and selfish delusions. The hyper-real world is a lousy place, they think, or they come up with other reasons for leaving.

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    6. (continued from above comment)

      So my point is, viaro, Christians have various views about hell. C.S. Lewis did not think of hell as God's punishment of human beings. Not at all. One can see hell as a sign of the freedom of God's universe, that God does not compel people to be heavenly. They can create their own hells if they insist on it, and all God does is set bounds to those hells so they do not spread everywhere. And God's representatives try to help people to leave hell and come into heaven.

      In C.S. Lewis's vision, there is some sort of time limit for people to finally choose to leave hell and go to heaven. The bleak town spreads out further and further into cosmic space, becomes more and more ghostly, and those at the farthest periphery of the town, if they wait too long, will eventually not have sufficient time to make it to the bus stop to catch the shuttle to higher regions. Because at some point, in Lewis' vision, God sweeps away the dissipating, ever more ghostly town, filled with every more ghostly, ever less real, ever more automaton like wraiths of people.

      I have left out most of the beauty and brilliant detail of The Great Divorce. It's well worth reading, and quite short, a novelette more than a novel.

      C.S. Lewis is considered by many to be one of the great
      Christian apologists of the 20th century. Some Christians will insist on a very rigid notion of hell. But those Christians, I suspect, are slavishly attached to a narrow and rather myopic way of understanding and reading the Bible; they read it in some ways analogous to the way that Muslims read the Qur'an. I prefer Christians like Lewis, who seek to understand everything, to make moral and intellectual sense of everything, and do not slavishly follow some myopic way of reading of the Bible. You have to read the Bible with all your heart, and all your soul, and all your mind -- not just with a dead literalism.

    7. hi Wonderer

      are you trting to say that hell has a figurative meaning not literal one?

      because the stereotype of the christian hell is that frightening place of suffering and pain envisaged in Dante's Divine Comedy and all the christian literature over 2000 years.

      so to saying that that hell does not exist as people know it should be a new doctrine, shouldn't it?

      in fact, I find a difficulty in agreeing with that doctrine considering the NT verses about hell like:
      their worm (the hell) does not die, and the fire is not quenched.' Mark 9:47

      Allegorical interpretation had been used extremely since the church's fathers peroid, and yet nobody of them (i suppose) consider the hell within it.

      ofcorse, I dont want to frustrate Shakila or anybody with my words. one could beleive in whatever he/she would be pleased with as long as the faith remain just a personal relation with his god without aggression on other's lives.

  10. dear Traeh

    The C.S. Lewis's novel seems fascinating and has a philosophic lessons, but the problem is that neither Mr Lewis is the god,nor his novel is the bible.

    his narratives and accounts are all imaginations that we know it is contrary to the real image of hell as it is narrated in the Bible.

    To say that god didn't create the hell,it is helfish people who did.
    The loving god want us to be with him in the heaven Kingdom, but it is humen evil which drive some poeple away into the dark.
    God permits freedom to choose, and only human is the blameworthy for his eternal fate...etc

    All of that is literary justifications. It could be called the argument from embellished speech, but it doesn't change the fact that a lot of poeple shall burn in the hell forever,just becaus they had been born in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    even if we believed in the C.S.Lewis's or any other apologist's perspective,that doesn't make it true unless there is something support it in the bible.

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  11. Dear viaro,

    You refer to "the real image of hell as it is narrated in the Bible." Lewis knew the Bible quite well.

    But never mind Lewis. Here is an excellent essay (by Samuel Dawson) that looks at every use of the words "sheol," "hades," and "gehenna" (the words often translated as "hell" in the Bible) in the the Old and New Testaments. The author also considers the use in the Bible of "fire" and of "unquenchable" and so on. It is a very thorough essay. The author clearly shows that there is no notion of eternal torment in the Bible. That is something that was brought in by Roman Catholicism and other sources and is not part of Old or New Testament teaching.

    1. Traeh - if you are a good guy you can imagine that hell does not exist and if you are a bad guy you believe there is hell. It is impossible for any human to judge what is good and what is bad - a classic example is that Muslims believe that everyone should become a Muslim for the good of humanity - but the rest of us believe that is evil. Muslims believe they get a free ticket to the heaven if they either kill us or convert us - we believe that is evil. Since both systems are belief systems, and they are based on your mental conditioning (brain washing) and both are if you will belong to the fantasy world. It is impossible that hell exists.

    2. Dar-shan, you said, ...both systems are belief systems, and they are based on your mental conditioning (brain washing)...

      If you say "everything is brainwashing," your statement should swallow its own medicine, and must itself be just a result of your being brainwashed into thinking everything is brainwashing. So the statement collapses. It kills itself, if you simply follow the logic all the way through.

      There is no escaping it: we can know truth, though only imperfectly. We should not deny we can know truth; we should only stay humble and keep in mind that we make mistakes and are subject to delusions to some extent. We should also remember that there are levels of consciousness and being higher than our own, to which we can strive. In light of a higher level, a lower level is not completely unreal or merely a dream; but a lower level is less real, and in some respects illusory, in comparison to a higher one.

    3. Addendum to Dar-shan,

      You say, "It is impossible that hell exists."

      It depends what you mean by "hell." There are many rather different conceptions of hell. Some people believe in a hell where immortal souls experience eternal suffering with no possibility of reprieve. Above I linked to an article that shows that such a view, whether true or not, is not supported by a careful reading of the Bible and the terms translated there as "hell": sheol, hades, and gehenna.

      In any event, if there is no eternal damnation, does that necessarily also mean there is no non-physical realm that is horrible or unpleasant to be in -- though one will not be there eternally?

      Some people believe in non-physical realms of torment, or other forms of unpleasantness, without believing in eternal torment.

      Some claim to have perceived hell and describe it as merely a temporary period of going through "withdrawal" from all the pleasures one had while alive on earth. After death, one no longer has the physical organs to enjoy pleasures, but one might still have the desire for those pleasures. One would thus be for a while like a drug addict going through the torments of not having one's drugs anymore. But after a while one would get used to it, and the torments would end.

      And there are many other ideas and purported experiences of "hell."

      I'm guessing that at bottom, what you disagree with, Dar-shan, is the claim that there can be non-physical worlds of any kind. If so, then I suppose you believe yourself to be an exclusively physical being. Seen clearly and consistently, such a belief I think means belief in an utterly meaningless, random, existence. I don't think reality is like that. I think there are non-physical worlds, and that I have experienced some of them in full consciousness of their non-physicality.

    4. Sorry, Dar-schan, not Dar-shan.

    5. Treah - "I think there are non-physical worlds, and that I have experienced some of them in full consciousness of their non-physicality."

      I am all ears and listening - what do you mean?

      I think we are all a set of coincidental mutations of the genes that are the real nature's play. Genetically we are not far from each other (all living stuff). I can't imagine a bunch of dogs going to discuss "the meaning of going to hell". If we mutated to another genetic level, those beings will describe hell in a more fantastic manner. The concept of hell is related to the sophistication mechanism used for controlling others to gain favors. In a sense the illiterate people in the world may be living in a conceptual hell because they can't gain knowledge first hand, however they rely on the others therefore they can never gain favors. Some of the illnesses that people can suffer from are hellish by any description.

      I believe that GOD is for the good of everyone - it becomes very tricky to distinguish when I pray for the good of humanity and some Musloid at the same time praying for the destruction of the Infedils, like myself, though I think he believes that he is praying for the good for the humanity. Here, the goodness is not absolute. This is what I mean the brainwash effect. If we cannot determine absolute goodness, because two beliefs have bi-polar views about it, then it is impossible to determine the truth by the humans. OTOH - the truth could always be hidden away from us - a somewhat analogous to the Uncertainty principle in Physics that states two orthogonal product states cannot be determined simultaneously with less accuracy than Planks constant - here the nature has set the limits or boundaries beyond which we cannot peek.

    6. What do I mean, you ask? Unless you already have an inkling of what I meant, probably no words I could set down would convey much to you. However, I could suggest a direction you might check out, I suppose. There are various possibilities. You might try reading Worlds Apart, by Owen Barfield, follow all the dialog, and don't neglect to attend to what the character named "Sanderson" says. If you then pursue Sanderson's clues, they may lead you down further paths toward situations and experiences that will make sense for you of the statement you asked about. In any event, you can't really lose, because the book is good.

  12. Welcome to the family!

    I rejoice to see that you have learned that God is far bigger than people who take his name in vain to justify their own sinful thoughts.

  13. I'm glad i can call you sister now, GOD bless you and John, i hope you can someday say your new faith without fear in your heart for your for the reactiong of your family and friends, may god give you strenght in this new stage of your life.

  14. Praise God and welcome sister in Christ!!!!

  15. Hey I'm suprised this fake blog didn't end up with her being a catholic. Since that is what spencer is. Creative writing I suppose.
    So life is bliss tambourine bashing. Kumbaya indeed.
    My hat tip to John, he has done exactly what this blogger accuses Muslim men of doing.
    So now she is a Christian without even knowing Christianity.

  16. anj

    I meet many Muslims who don't know what Islam is and it doesn't stop them from following the pied piper, Muhammad.

  17. No update in a long time. I hope you're ok Shakila.

  18. Glad you're back and well, Shakila.