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.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Opus 2013-23: Koran Klarifications: Dhimmitude, Better Than Death?, part 1 of 3

I think it may be time to reminder ourselves about one of the great realities of Islam.  It is called Dhimmitude, or second class citizenship.  We need to understand this so that we see how the Sharia Law of Islam is totally incompatible with American values.

The basic foundation for this status of non-Muslims is found in the Koran.  The Surah I find frequently quoted is:
“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.”  Surah 9:29, Immunity
In this and surrounding verses we see the three choices open to people when Islam gains control.  I give the choices in the words of a Muslim from the past,
“In the fourteenth century, the pioneering sociologist Ibn Khaldun explained the options for Christians:  ‘ it is [for them to choose between] conversion to Islam, payment of the poll tax, or death.’”  (Spencer, Robert.  The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam.  Washington, D.C.:  Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2005, p. 54.)
You will not see this in the PC press and certainly won’t hear about it from our elite government leaders.  It is real.  It is historic.  It is contemporary.

To be continued....

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

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