Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Debate Over Religious 'Intolerance'

I've placed "intolerance" in quotation marks. And that's because poll after poll has found that Americans are not intolerant toward Muslims. The Koran burnings are sponsored by the Westboro Baptists, the same folks who protest military funerals. They don't speak for me, and I can't think of any mainstream conservative that aligns with them. What's happening, as always, it the controversial actions of the few become fodder for attacks on the legitimate opposition of the many. This is SOP with the radical left and their allied MFM contingents. It's messed up, but that's the kind of information stream we're dealing with these days. The New York Times is on the case, by the way. See, "Concern Is Voiced Over Religious Intolerance." And as usual, as Tom Maguire points out, the reporters buried the lede:
They did not take a stand on whether to support the proposed mosque and community center near ground zero in Manhattan, saying, “Persons of conscience have taken different positions on the wisdom of the location of this project, even if the legal right to build on the site appears to be unassailable.”


Durotrigan said...

Religious intolerance? Now I wonder which religion has a marked tendency to display intolerance? French Muslims are irritated by the recent series of anti-Islamisation demonstrations organised by Christine Tasin and have therefore issued a Facebook fatwa calling for her to be subject to the Islamic punishment for blasphemy (i.e. beheading). She's received two death threats in 24 hours. 'Religion of peace'? Pah!

Philippe Öhlund said...

Interesting subject, Donald! :-)

I also posted about this, and most French newspapers are commenting this.

The burning of books, which are bad for society is actually endorsed in Acts 19:19.

When I met Elijah the Tishbite in Athens, Greece, 20 years ago I had a copy of the Bible NIV version.

Elijah didn't like that version so he took my Bible, tore it in two parts, and threw it away in the garbage.

I saw him destroy Bibles for some other people also.

But he was right.

If you see your child with a bad object, would you not take it away from him, because you don't want him to get hurt?

I think the Pastor in Florida shows more love toward the Muslims than any of the politicians in the White House.

I had one copy in English myself of the Koran I had read, but I threw it away many years ago in the garbage.

The reason I had kept it for a few years was because the Muslims say Alexander the Great was a Prophet.

I think that is nice, but otherwise I didn't like that book.

Many other books I have read have also ended up in the garbage; Mein Kampf, and the diaries of Ulrike Meinhof, for example.

President Obama, his generals, and Churches apparently exerts a tremendous pressure on the Pastor in Florida right now.

What I think will be most interesting to see, is if America still is the land of the free, or if the administration will get a 100 percent consensus among all Churches that Koran burning is wrong.

From an European point of view it feels like America slowly is becoming totalitarian as well.

But there is hope in the South.

America will survive this administration and Europe will also be liberated.

In a decade the Koran will be regarded upon with the same respect as Mein Kampf is today.

9/11 actually meant the de facto moral defeat for Islam worldwide.

But everytime the devil is defeated he comes up with something new.

Pergamos will be the capital of that mutated and horrible new religion.

But we are lucky who have a God who never changes.