Thursday, 9 September 2010

The exception that proves the rule...

I can't help noticing, but...
  • If a church (though as you look into this one, it seems to be a personality cult around the leader) threatens to burn another religion's holy book, then it's a major international news event for a week, and presidents past and present will be commenting on it.
But...
  • When other religionists burn down Christian-owned businesses, homes and churches (not books), on a regular basis (as happens in several countries), it rarely makes the news at all.
Should we conclude anything from this? Just asking...

2 comments:

Ned Kelly said...

We should indeed, but even more, we should see something different in the way these religions are perceived by the world. I subscribe to the Voice of the Martyrs, and almost daily read of the persecution of Christians, by Moslems as much as secularists. As Christians, we tolerate abuse of Our Lord and our faith, though hopefully with righteous anger. It has been going on so long that people no longer seem to notice. Islam is a different issue, and I am coming increasingly to the belief that the Western world, so afraid of political Islam, is following the path of appeasement in the vain hope that the serpent can be kept in the bag. Of course it cannot, world history teaches that appeasement only ever encourages those seeking to extend their power. I do not agree with the US pastor planning to burn copies of the Koran, but I do agree with his sentiment. Despite the protestations of moderate Islam in the West, political Islam does seem to be growing. Joel Richardson's "The Islamic Anti Christ" makes interesting reading.

xercised said...

Unfortunately what Pastor Jones has done is entrench people into thinking (no, articulating) that Islam is a 'Religion of Peace. You're absolutely right to ask the question. I intend to keep doing the same.