Tuesday, August 31, 2010

How Does Love Overcome Hate?

We Christians are called to love our enemies and pray for them. That is a very difficult thing to do when the enemies are real, very close to us and out to kill us. A similar question is to be considered by Americans who believe in freedom of faith and practice of that faith when members of a particular faith are dedicated to war against everyone who does not agree with them. These two issues overlap with each other as we face radical Islam.

I suggest that you read an
written by a former member of a Muslim jihadist terror group in England. He wrote it just after some medical doctors were arrested for trying to kill as many infidels as possible. Many observers were extremely puzzled by the fact that medicals doctors trained in saving lives were actually involved in taking lives.

This man left the terror group when it occurred to him that they were mindless killers and he had a pang of conscience. He does not answer the question about how we Christians need to respond to terrorists but he does lay out why they hate us and it has nothing to do with America's foreign policies.

This article may also help us understand some of the possible motivations of the people promoting the mosque in New York. I am sure you will think more deeply about the Muslim Problem after you read the article.

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