The only thing that has ever gotten me worried of Islam was the reference to Jihad in the Quran. I believe it occurs around forty-one times or so. I accept all those of whatever they do because its their decision. I’m not going to impose my beliefs on them until it starts interfering with me. All of the Muslims I have met are very kind, way more kind than any Christian or Catholic I’ve ever met. I believe in a greater being but I do not worship the greater being formally in a center for worship. I do not have anything against anyone and I’ve not had problems with anyone. Sure terrorism occurs in Islam, but what about all those that are Christian and are serial killers? Sure they don’t blame Christianity, but they’re Christian so should we blame their faith? The same thing has to do with Islam. Sure the radical Islamists use their faith in their terrorist acts, but in reality it’s the crazy people doing it and not the religion that is.
Most of my “friendships”have had their ups and downs, however recently they’ve been taking a turn for the “best.”
I prefer friendships to either be as close as possible or completely in-existent. Recently, I’ve had some situations where the “friend” would seemingly avoid all possible interactions with me. I would never be invited to go somewhere, I would never even get a hey how are you?” So how is this person my “friend.” I even try to even invite said person out and they decline. This is not what a friend is. Once this(EDIT: THIS is referring to there being no communication) occurs I believe the friendship is over.
A “hey how are you?” doesn’t keep the friendship going, but it does give hope. If someone is your friend couldn’t they at least give you a call once a month and ask about you?
I’ve noticed that not many people like me for who I am and I’m okay with that. Once you begin to pretend to be my friend thats when I get pissed off. That is when I don’t stay a nice guy.
And to those friends of mine who stayed true I appreciate your friendship and honor. Thank you.