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Why do liberals love Islam, hate Christianity?


Martin Morrell February 23rd, 2011

I have several comments regarding Kurt Hochenauer’s Feb. 9 Gazette Commentary “Counterpoint: Separation anxiety.” Hochenauer worries that discussing religious ideas could “dumb down” our students. As dumbed-down as our public schools already are, it’s hard to believe that discussing anything could dumb them down any further.

I have several comments regarding Kurt Hochenauer’s Feb. 9 Gazette Commentary “Counterpoint: Separation anxiety.” Hochenauer worries that discussing religious ideas could “dumb down” our students. As dumbed-down as our public schools already are, it’s hard to believe that discussing anything could dumb them down any further. Two million American children are currently home-schooled. Most Americans who can afford it send their kids to private schools, including President Obama.

Secondly, the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”

It was added to prohibit the establishment of a state church as the British had done with the Church of England. The concept of separation was later promulgated by Thomas Jefferson in an essay. It is not in the Constitution.

Thirdly, I’ve noticed Hochenauer likes using the word “draconian.” As practiced in the U.S., evangelical Christianity is a lot less draconian than radical Islam. Why do left-wing liberals profess such antipathy toward Christianity, but such love and admiration toward Islam?

—Martin Morrell
Oklahoma City

 
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02.24.2011 at 07:00 Reply

What you perceive as "love" I perceive as an attempt to give everyone their equity.  Imagine for a second that Christians were as denigrated as Islamics, wouldn't you appreciate having an ally on the other side of the religious fence.  You imply that liberals who "love" Islam are not Christian, when in fact loving Islamics as we love ourselves is a notion supported in the Bible.  I believe that falls under love thy neighbor.  

It seems to be perpetuated by some conservative media that there is a holy war going on, but the reality is that terrorists (which are often Islamic) tend to be fighting against the monetary inequities in the world.  It’s a culture war which utilizes religious rhetoric to motivate the feeble minded.  You can do the exact same thing with Christians.  Do you remember Waco?  The power to manipulate people based upon their beliefs exists in every sect, so please don’t be so naïve to believe that you are above such motivations.  Pick any church you want, if a pastor gives a resounding anti-Islam speech and suggests that the congregants take up arms in this “war”, I’d guarantee you that 50% of those congregants will do so.  What would motivate a person to commit such violent acts?  The same thing that motivates the Islamic terrorists, the fear that they must commit such violence to appease their God.  Now if you can find anywhere in the Bible where Jesus is quoted as directly advocating some violence, I might give ground to such reasoning.  But from that man whom could be credited with inventing the phrase “turn the other cheek” (Luke 6:29), I think you’re gonna be hard pressed to find such support from the son of God.

I have a Muslim friend in Egypt who certainly doesn’t approve of what Al Qaida does, and that is actually the tone of the majority.  Problem is, you only see what you choose to see.  Your perception of who is good and evil is defined in your mind by the building a person worships in.  That’s a bleak view which is certain to damn us all.  The reality of who is good and evil is defined by actions, not faith.

Trying to befriend what some perceive an enemy is not a sign of weakness, it’s an attempt to be better Christians.  Not every Muslim is a terrorist, just as not all terrorists are Muslim.  You’d do well to learn that, because the view you hold is that of a self-righteous Christian who has no ethical or spiritual reservations about burning down a Mosque on Ramadan.  And there is nothing Christian about that.

 

 

 
 
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