Saturday, 10 January 2015

A series of tweets on Islam.

@pperrin: OK, got it: 'What is a Muslim': A Muslim is someone who endeavours to love Mohammed more than their parents, themselves, than life itself.

@pperrin: Having established what a Muslim is, the question is whether trying to love Mohammed more than anything is either sensible or desirable.

@pperrin: A good proof of loving something more than life itself is to die for that thing... #Islam

@pperrin: A good proof of loving something more than anything is to do he worst possible thing in the name of that thing... #Islam

@pperrin: A good proof of loving something more than anything is to die having shown that you value nothing but that thing... #Islam

@pperrin: Loving something more than everything else is tantamount to not loving anything else - not even liking it - hating everything else. #islam

@pperrin: Loving a single thing above anything else and wanting to demonstrate it seems to lead directly to total evil in all but that thing. #islam

@pperrin: Christ taught that you should love everyone. Mohammed taught that all your love should be for him. #islam #christianity

@pperrin: Xtians tend to show love of love christ by loving everyone. Islamists often seem to show their love of Mohamed by killing everyone else.

@pperrin: What Jihadists do is 100% sensible and rational within the islamic 'primary directive' of showing they love mohammed above everything else.

@pperrin: So at best a Muslim will love Mohammed and be benign, at worst the will show they love Mohammed by destroying everything else. No upside(!)

@pperrin: I think that concludes my Islamic Scholarship until/unless significant new information arrives. Shudder. #islam

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Extra long tweet...

Steve,

I wanted to say 'mate', but I don't want to risk being seen as patronising. I only know you from your tweets - one day one must have crossed my time line and whatever it contained, I decided to follow your tweets. I miss loads of tweets on my timeline, but still see some of yours, see conversations you are in - I retweet some of your tweets (to the 2000+ glorious loons who follow me for some reason!), I reply to some of your tweets.

I have no 'expectations' or 'demands' of anyone on twitter - you are just a tweeter I follow (I really try to follow as few as possible, so I can do them all justice!). Just from your tweets I thought you had a worthwhile cause, and I might be able to be a tiny bit of help, I don't really know you, or what you have been through, or how it has affected you - but (on blind faith) thought your message was worth supporting so tried to help spread it.

No doubt my retweets of your tweets have been retweeted - and other people have retweeted your tweets in the same way... but with out your original tweets none of that would exist.

I do loads of different stuff on twitter - much of it changes all the time - but if you hadn't tweeted on this CSA stuff, I probably wouldn't have tweeted much on it at all - and loads of other tweeters and retweeters would have missed it too.

I don't really know you - but as one bloke to another - I do believe in you, that you are making a difference, that you do matter.

Happy new year (mate)!