Friday, 8 July 2011

True and false religion

Interesting quote here:
"An important Islamic political party has called for Pakistan’s Supreme Court to ban the Bible. A leader of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, Maulana Abdul Rauf Farooqi, made the appeal at a press conference at a mosque in Lahore on 30 May. Farooqi described the Bible as “pornographic”. He claimed that “blasphemous” portions had been added, which charged some prophets with “a variety of moral crimes, which undermine the sanctity of the holy figures”. Farooqi said such “insertions” strongly offended Muslims, who hold all prophets and holy books in high esteem."

There's the difference between true and false religion. False religion covers over real men's sins and holds out the illusory hope of perfection in this life, in ourselves. The truth says that all men, no matter how far they have gone, are sinners, fallen in Adam and needing redemption in the one-and-only perfect man, the Son of God, Jesus Christ.

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