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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Erdogan thinks he has Allah on his side

Recep Tayyip Erdogan remains President of Turkey because he got a "gift from Allah," he said. Now, with the help of the "big guy," Erdogan will be able to 'do a Walmart' and roll back the secularism and force people to be good Muslims as the country moves ahead to the Seventh Century.

Erdogan can now be the man he always was without having to hide it, and Allah can get more Muslims to pray toward Mecca and tell Him what a great god he is. It all works out in the end . . . if you're the type of person who wants your country to be run by a religious set of laws instead of secular ones. (

Hint: if you like democracy, allowing women to show their faces in the street and even be on the street without a male chaperone, the idea that people can believe in whatever they want, and that all people are created equal, then you're probably a secular kind of person.)

The end results of the failed coup worked out so very well for Erdogan that some are saying the event was "staged" for his benefit. He would call it "political taqiyya,' a deception perpetrated on the world for his benefit and the ultimate benefit of spreading Islam.

One has to question the idea that if Allah is so powerful and awesome, why does he need the help of human hands to do his bidding both in killing and spreading Islam? Also, why does any god feel so insecure that he wants his followers to tell him how great he is five times a day?

Under the Obama presidency, now in its final year,  change that he promised has come. But it is not the change anyone wanted, and the hope that was to accompany the change is dwindling fast. 

We now have hope for change.

The situation in Turkey will likely deteriorate our relationship with them if Erdogan has his way and creates yet another theocracy in the world.

Remember the words of Steven Weinberg: 
"With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion."
Peace .  .  .  but in order to have it we need to do something that we're obviously not doing.