Andrew Klavan begins his “The Great Question” with…
Islamism is the great evil of our age, and the great question of our age is whether this foulness is the natural child of Islam itself or a cancer on its body.
Given the continual, regular atrocities done in the name of Islam (but that we are always told have nothing to do with the “religion of peace”)…
This seems an especially apropos query.
Are the terrorist acts of self-proclaimed Muslims an evil aberration or a natural extension of Islam and its holy book? Were the millions purged in Russia and China in the 20th century a natural child of communism? Is the corruption and complete breakdown of the economy in Venezuala (and resulting chaos) a natural result of socialism?
Was the Inquisition a natural extension of Christianity? How about other evil done in the name of Christ the last 2,000 years?
A very wise man said, “We become like the god we worship.”
And everybody worships a god, whether they realize it or not. I’ll unhesitatingly choose Jesus over Allah, Lenin (or Stalin), Mao, or Chavez (or his weaker replacement Maduro). There is no foulness in Christ nor in the pure faith He founded with His blood on the cross.
Can you say the same of ______? When its followers “become like the god [they] worship,” is the result more love and life or more corruption and carnage?
Another “question of our age” I suppose…