Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Opus 2012-81, Koran Klarifications: Road to Peace

I was listening to a pod-cast dealing with Islam and the speaker suggested if we want to know if Islam can be regarded as a religion of peace we should read the ninth Sura.  I am in the process of doing so. 

I came across this as I read:

“Make war upon such of those to whom the Scriptures have been given as believe not in God, or in the last day, and who forbid not that which God and His Apostle have forbidden, and who profess not the profession of the truth, until they pay tribute out of hand, and they be humbled.”  Sura 9, “Immunity,” verse 29.
This is a command to make war on certain classes of people.  First, Muslims are to make war on people who know about the demands of the Koran and do not convert.  Second, make war in the end times struggles.  Third, make war on anyone who will not follow the laws and standards set down in the Koran.  The last category is the widest:  Make war on anyone who is not a Muslim.

Look those over again.  Do you see yourself fitting in there anywhere?  If you are not a Muslim, you fit in all categories.  Even if you call yourself a Muslim this justifies being attacked if you don’t meet up to another Muslims standards.

Notice there is a way to reach a non-war relationship:  Pay tribute and be humbled. 

So, mellow believer in reason; so, singer of “All we are saying, is give peace a chance;” are you ready to start paying tribute on a level that makes the IRS seem benign?  Are you willing to join the Muslim women and walk behind Muslim men?  Are you ready to join the Jews of Nazi Germany and begin wearing outward garb that labels you as a fair target of discrimination?

Peace with Islam is possible.  The question is “What price peace?”  Wake up and smell the dhimmi.

All Koran quotes are from the translation by Rev. J.M. Rodwell, M.A. provided by the Gutenberg Project.

homo unius libri


  1. Slavery can be very peaceful, I guess, until one gets to hell for chosing the method.

  2. And it would be a living hell. Let's keep hoping that more people will wake up.

    Grace and peace.


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.