Sunday, September 26, 2010
Serving a Foreign God
An anonymous reader commented on my A Conquered People post and I thought you might like to read it, so I have decided to post it here. The comment is such:
This post is completely contrary to the wisdom of our nation's founders and one of the core values our nation was founded upon. You clearly think you know better than our founders. They didn't make separation of church and state part of what it means to be an American because they were naive or less virtuous than you. They did it because it is what history taught them works. Our founders knew how do defeat this type of extremism and posts like this play right in to the terrorist's hands.
Al-Qaeda are currently a tiny minority in the Muslim community and are largely seen as the the haters and kooks that they are. As long as this is true Al-Qaeda is impotent and they can't do anything about it. But you and people like you can fix that for them making their vile dreams possible. All Al-Qaeda needs to do is point to people calling themselves Christians with opinions like this and fear will give them the influence they need to create the Armageddon they are trying to take us toward.
Not seeing other religions as the enemy isn't political correctness. It's part of being an American, it's the smart strategy, and it's the only way to escape the hell of continual religious war across the earth. Please don't give Al-Qaeda what they want and what only we can give them.
I find it interesting that this reader did not dispute one fact listed in the post. The author of this comment did not deny that Muslim's, as conquerors, where laying claim to conquered territories, which is the whole point of the post. The reader only succeeded in name calling.
Anonymous said that my post was contrary to the wisdom of our nations founders and that I clearly believe that I am wiser than framers of our government. I am but a humble housewife with an opinion. The founders of our great country were men of renown. True men of greatness. I wouldn't think myself worthy of serving them water. But as to my post being contrary to their wisdom, wasn't it the colonists in America (that birthed these great men) that hosted the Salem Witch trials? Where they really "tolerant" of other religions? No. They called sin what it was, sin. They did not disguise apathy in the covering of "tolerance". I do not believe our founding fathers would have "tolerated" the dismantling of their new government on the alter of "religious freedom".
The "Separation of Church and State" (which is mentioned no where in the Constitution of the United States) was never intended to keep the Church out of the State, but rather to keep the State out of the Church. This concept seems to be lost on the loyalists of this country, however, the documentation supporting our constitution will bear out this interpretation. Our founders had a great desire to keep the State from running our Churches. They knew that when the State was in charge of the Church, the State would claim complete authority and become the ravagers of freedom. The Church was the people's avenue to complete freedom. By exercising their God given authority and responsibility to design and construct a just government and system of laws, the people ensured a future of freedom.
Accepting Islam means choosing to give up our freedoms and our right to justice to serve a foreign god. Contrary to the comments made by anonymous, to accept Islam is to accept death. Not just to our bodies, but to our souls as well. Our founding fathers would no sooner have accepted Islam than they would have accepted being under the rule of King George. Islam serves a false god. Islam doesn't acknowledge Christ as their risen Savior. By definition, that means they are the antichrist. And they are aggressive. They don't merely want to live and let live. They want to convert our country. They want conversion by the sword. As a Christian country, America could no more allow her borders to be breached by a foreign god than a Muslim country could allow an "infidel" in theirs. There is no compromise, no tolerance. In both cases, you must either convert (and no true believer would ever convert) or die.
According to the Bible, there will be no true peace on earth until the Son of God returns. This is not my opinion. It not in my control. Nothing I say or do will encourage peace or stop it. No amount of name calling, derision, or calling into question my relationship with God will change that fact. We live in a fallen world. The consequences of sin are bloodshed. We will not have peace. We cannot achieve our perfect world with "tolerance". It is foolish to think that we mere, fallen humans, can impose our righteousness on a Holy God. His will be done, on earth, as it is in Heaven.