Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Christians United Against Christians
Who Can't See The Difference
Between Good and Evil

The mainstream Christian magazine Christian Century proves that they understand little of the world, nor do they understand much of the Word of God, or His people, and that they can't hear it when someone tells them they want them dead:

Among the messages of sympathy that poured into London following the July 7 bombings were condolences from the governments of Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Iran, Turkey—all nations with majority Muslim populations—and at least two Muslim nongovernmental groups: Hamas and Hezbollah.

But as Middle East scholar Juan Cole pointed out on his Web site "Informed Comment," only and a few Chinese sites mentioned this list. The Western media gave little attention to this strong Muslim expression of solidarity.

Why this omission? Support from Muslim nations did not fit the dominant narrative in the U.S., which insists that "the reason we are attacked is that they hate us and our way of life, and we are not going to let that deter us from fighting terror." This narrative is not based on reality.

The narrative also insists on a connection between Islam and terrorism, even though suicide bombing is anathema to Islam.

Ok, so condolences from Hamas and Hezbollah are deemed worthy expressions of caring by Christian Century. Hamas' Charter calls for death to the Jews. Hezbollah is a terrorist organization dedicated to the destruction of the state of Israel. They are almost certainly behind the bombings of Christian neighborhoods in Lebanon.

Are these the signs of organizations whose condolences should be taken into consideration? Would Christian Century accept a sympathy card from Hitler?

It doesn't seem like I belong to the same religion as these people. If they call themselves Christians, it feels shameful to me identify myself by the same name.

Let us look at some of the words of the Hamas Charter just so we can see who Christian Century is willing to get into bed with:

Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it."

"There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors."

"After Palestine, the Zionists aspire to expand from the Nile to the Euphrates. When they will have digested the region they overtook, they will aspire to further expansion, and so on. Their plan is embodied in the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion", and their present conduct is the best proof of what we are saying."

Our struggle against the Jews is very great and very serious.

"The Day of Judgement will not come about until Moslems fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, (evidently a certain kind of tree) would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews."

That last part is a verse from the Muslim Holy Scriptures called the Hadith.

Those are lovely, beautiful spiritual sentiments, aren't they? Is it any wonder Christian Century would consider them worthy?

According to the Bible, Christian Century will be cursed for this. I would suggest the editors of Christian Century delve into politics a little less, and crack open their Bibles a bit more. They have missed the Truth.

But, even if they don't understand the Bible, they still ought to be able to understand the difference between a terrorist organization and one of the world's greatest and most productive Democracies.

How long, Oh Lord?