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, November 18, 2014

Opus 2014-284: Headlines: The Problem with Moderate Muslims

My I-Pod is on the fritz so I have been forced to listen to live radio.  I heard a soundbite on the hourly news that got my Baloney Sensor to buzzing.  It was in response to a recent beheading by the Muslims in ISIS.  An American Muslim was quoted as being outraged by this event.  If I remember correctly he said, “The Holy Koran says that the killing of one innocent person is the killing of all humanity.”  That is close enough for this discussion.

I don’t remember reading that in the Koran.  That doesn’t mean it isn’t there but if it was it was drowned out by the repeated calls to kill unbelievers.  You need to also be aware that the Koran gives the faithful permission to lie to unbelievers until Islam is in control.  Then you kill them.

Let’s assume that the Koran does contain these words, in that order, conveying that meaning.  Now what you need to understand is how the Koran would define “innocent.”  You need to understand that by definition, if you are not a faithful Muslim you are not innocent.  You are guilty of being an infidel and an unbeliever.  So keep in mind that the statement does not apply to you.  In addition, keep in mind that if you belong to a different branch of Islam you are also not innocent.  That is why it is so easy for Sunni Muslims to kill Shia Muslims.  The Shia return the favor. 

Get a Koran.  Read it.  All of it, not just selected passages.  It could change your life.  If could also wake you up and save your life.

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