- Religion and Philosophy
Radical Islam is going to save Christianity
Yes, Radical Islam is going to save Christianity. Suppose for a while that you live in a time where most of your practices, beliefs and daily chores are a source of contentment. Suppose a little longer that you know you and your neighbors are not without humanities typical faults, but, for the most part you all live in a mellow construct. Your family is free to live in worship of your choosing, you are not forced to part with your values because you work under secular segregationists. Let’s make believe that you can hold moral judgments and actually administer the values you cherish as the foundation of your household. Wouldn’t it be nice to travel to the public market and bless one another for a remarkably beautiful day, to give thanks that the beauty of creation can foster respect for a power of majesty beyond self focus? Let’s also imagine that your respect for differing lifestyles doesn’t encapsulate you and your family. Let’s imagine that your neighbor doesn’t seek court authority to force you to recognize what it is they do in their bedroom. Pushing your mind a little further, could you believe in a society that didn’t force its immorality on you for the sake of counter balancing your desires for modesty? This is obviously stuff of make believe. America is now two nations, one striving to remain under God, another striving to eliminate God and any semblance of deity to achieve absolute self fulfillment.
The war against radical Islam will never end. The search for moderate Islamic faith to censor radical acts against the West is as silly as believing Leftist Culture is a tolerant one. As I age, I am departing from the beliefs of my soft Christian and secular friends. Though I would never have been considered a moderate, our future holds that my transformation is incomplete and dependant on a society of common sense and structured belief; I cannot but think how ignorant we’ve grown in this past decade. Technology has allowed a pivotal gap between what is real and what will be old news in a matter of minutes.
The death of Osama Bin Laden is already out of the spot light; the few times that it will resurface will be in concert with President Obama’s reelection campaign. What may be seen as a terrific victory in the war against Al Qaeda will only return in the form of the Greek Hydra monster. It is equally ironic that it was Osama Bin Laden who theorized America as the head of the snake for which to cut off and end. I feel a time is coming when Pearl Harbor and the TwinTowers are coming to a Christian center of worship near you. Let me put it to you another way, America is eerily looking like 1930’s France. We’re tired of fighting, were tired of wars, and were tired of astronomical government debt. Were tired of inflation, high gas prices and were always tire of lying politicians. Most of all were tired of fighting for moral values and ethical standards. I still believe there are a number of Charles De Gaulle’s left in America to be sure, but right now they are being marginalized by their own. The rest of America’s religious society is becoming equally yoked with its Leftist counterparts, absorbing media, Hollywood material, legislative right and due process by the 9th circuit court.
Our mistakes are ours. Our openness is to be both commended and self-defeating. The sanctimony of the church is being ravished by egalitarianism and is hiding from religious persecution. All of these things are the polar opposite in the Islamic world. To be accurate, yes, they are witnessing changes brought about by western cultures, they are fighting against tolerance of immorality and most of all they are fighting their own moral scruples of killing innocent bystander’s. In America, the religious are these bystanders. It is Christians who are caught in the cross fire of Muslim hatred for Liberal hedonism. It is Christians who are standing in the middle, looking stupefied while suicide bombers take out our friends, relatives, neighbors, our countrymen. It is middle America grown tone deaf from the left and right shouting each other down trying to earn another 2, 4 or 6 years of government fringe benefit. I am guilty of the slothful recognition in my complacency. I am guilty of waving the American flag in defense of all things American, including its immoral behaviors perpetrated by free loving, drug pushing, wife swapping, money laundering whores to my left and right. Conservatives are no longer distinguishable from Liberals. Middle American Christians are becoming much harder to spot as they adopt “anything goes” principals. I am guilty of wanting to nuke the Afghanistan mountains to destroy a small group of hyper fundamentalists. To be in the middle, means to be “lukewarm”, either you understand, or you stopped reading.
Something changed more dramatically with me this year. I took a job transfer from my nice and tidy little hamlet in the southwest to the backyard of Leftist ideology, Seattle Washington. I have experienced a very different sort of melting pot, some very good behaviors, and some very embarrassing and detestable behaviors. This coupled with reading more books on history, parsed in with modern breakdowns and theories; I have developed a growing theory of my own toward the future of America. Back to my title for a moment; I do not fully believe radical Islam is going to save Christianity, but I do have a glimmer of hope that this awkward approach may show some merit. I look at radical Islam differently in that I recognize another roll with the complex relationship we share as believers in God. The death and destruction radical Islamist want to fulfill on our shores are brought about by the war our Leftist doctrines are waging against the Muslim world. Christians unite with Secularist against stoning and public execution of homosexuals and adultery, but these are not wide spread occurrences amongst the Muslim faithful. Honor killings happen as often as eco-terrorist and animal rights groups attack their prey.
What if we were to find accountability from an unlikely source? What do you suppose the reaction from moderate Muslims would be if radical Islamists were bombing Christians and Jew’s at church? One could dissect this through precisely identifying what church and what practices were held, but for arguments sake let’s stick to a moderately fundamental practice. I would gather that a one time incident would be seen as a tragic mistake, but regular bombing of religious peoples would irk those who hold the tenements of God sacred. Now, we know by all common sense that the average Muslim is more faithful to their practice then the claim that 90% of American’s believe in God. We can also surmise by common sense that the Muslim “adahn” or call to prayer shows a stronger conviction in faith than the near total lack of thanks given with each meal by Christians in the public sphere.
I recently read Dinesh D’Souza’s book “The Enemy At Home” and I have to say that it didn’t hit me between the eyes; it more or less confirmed many of my own altering beliefs and positions. In it, Mr. D’Souza systematically dispenses with the belief that radical Islam has been out to kill all American’s since the 1900’s. He also demonstrates through meticulous research how the cultural Left has waged a secularist war against all religion. He argues that the cultural Left is fast at work to foist all of its secularist tenements against the will of all faithful and that they will use foreign policy, courts and “humanities” rhetoric to fulfill their own will. I agree completely. The overwhelming efforts of Leftist to remove all religious symbols from public display through judicial review are unprecedented. Christians are mocked, disregarded, marginalized and in some cases, treated as subhuman. American Christians and Jews have become complacent, pacifist like and in worst cases enablers. It is said that to see into the window of ones beliefs, look in their home, see what possessions are the center of attention. I am guilty of some material goods. What type of media dominates your living room?
There have been calls of solidarity in America and Europe from the Muslim community to come out and march against their radicals. We constantly ask where are the moderates at. We become frustrated and hostile towards the larger group, thus missing the point of where we stand. If we say we are against this act or that practice, why do we stand with those whom force it down our throat? We want peace for our children and a better future filled by good living, but we allow debauchery in our schools and our living rooms. This is where the Muslim world is holding us, the Christian Nation accountable. Who are we to drop bombs on their camps, demonizing their zealous factions while we institute secularist courts whose only aim is to destroy all religion and their way of life. I get it. I do not condone any terrorist acts, but I get it. I want to kill those who rejoice in the death of my countrymen, but I no longer blindly side with defending all of my countries interferences. We cannot agree on a definition of marriage and we're going to export our beliefs to a nation filled with traditional thinking? Can you see how preposterous this is? We are changing our religious doctrine to include homosexual behavior, to allow it in the congregation and allow to be celebrated. One cannot simply say that we are against unfair treatment of anyone or for equal acknowledgement as a human being for all. No we must accept that one behavior is applauded while another should be thrown upon the scrap heap of history. Not in my home, not ever, you can arrest me, you can persecute me, and you can lock me up, I will not accept secularist doctrine as a replacement to live my life over that of the Holy Scripture.
Lastly, the Muslim faith is showing American Christian’s a glimpse of what we’ve become. They are in a most unfortunate way, violently holding us accountable for turning our back on God and allowing the wholesale corruption of “American value” and the vocabulary that precedes it. To my Leftist cohabitators, Christianity didn’t try to take away your beliefs, or your rights to practice humanism in your home. It is you who are working to eliminate our language, our way of life and our family. As long as we accept everything you hold as “your truth” we can live in “peace, tolerance and co-exist.” If we do not assimilate to 100% of your doctrine, we will be ordered by the courts, “your courts” to follow your will and not that of the one we believed handed down to us by God. Certainly we are far more malleable and tolerant than Muslim societies, as it is, we are being killed all the same when they attack. You might want to start thinking about the future, since being your neighbor is going to get us killed; you are going to find a day when your corner is diminished, lost to self interest and without anyone to fight for your values. Its time Christians get a little more selfish about our values and stop saying everything is okay.
I expect 99% of secularist to vehemently disagree with my work; I also expect a full 70% of Christians to disagree with what I have said, including my family and friends. I still expect to be called out for my misdeeds; I still expect to be held accountable for my not doing everything to better my brothers and sisters throughout my lifetime. But I have in me a conviction that I can do better, I can be better, but none of this is attainable without the full authority of God and my will set aside for his.