John R. Houk
© December 12, 2014
A gal going by the name Polyethene Pam posted a comment to a post I placed at my NCCR blog (among other places) entitled “Let’s Anger CAIR and Offend Muslims by Exposing Them” on 4/12/14. The post has numerous comments – some approving and some not so much.
Pam posted her comment this morning (12/12/14) at 7:25 AM. She was quite civil but not so approving. Her comment is as follows:
‘The NeoConservative Christian Right’ as someone who has a vast knowledge on Christianity, your actions and words contradict the teachings of Christ, the same way in which the actions and words of Islamic extremists contradict the teachings of Islam.
The ‘knowledge’ you have on Islam derives from your deep rooted hatred of Muslims NOT from a reliable unbiased source, hence the ignorance you have has rendered you blind and deaf, the hatred you have in your heart has made you bitter and while you spew venomous hatred towards people who you view as the ‘Other’ , there are people out there coexisting peacefully regardless of race, religion, caste or creed, it is those people who realise we must judge one another as individuals, that we must ask questions to find out the truth, that we shouldn’t assume because to assume is to make an ASS out of U and ME. #FOODFORTHOUGHT
As I proceeded to respond to Pam I came to the realization I was investing a bit of time in the response. It bugged me so much I decided to make Pam’s comment and my response a stand alone post. I already included her comment. Below is my response:
Pam you wrote:
“‘The NeoConservative Christian Right’ as someone who has a vast knowledge on Christianity, your actions and words contradict the teachings of Christ, the same way in which the actions and words of Islamic extremists contradict the teachings of Islam.”
Pam I will accept that my theology might be disagree with by other Christians; nonetheless it is my firm belief I am not saying anything that contradicts the teachings of Christ based on Matthew 7: 15-20 (NKJV):
15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them. (Bold Emphasis Mine)
Most extreme pacifists, Muslim Apologists and Progressive Christians like to quote Matthew 7: 1-2 about judgment:
1 “Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. (NKJV)
The thing is verses 1-2 need to be interpreted in the context of verses 15-20 of the same chapter seven. Clearly Jesus is saying not to judge an individual with the agenda of condemnation, especially those people of covenant.
BUT Jesus is saying become aware of those that bring falsehood as if it is truth or do wrong and say it is good. That is what I do pertaining to Islam which has a theology that contradictory paradigms are both true with duality thinking which enables a Muslim to commit wrong or lie if one believes it advances the cause of Islam.
Here are some examples exposing the nefarious thinking of Islam:
Islamic Dualistic theology makes possible the Islamic ideology of Abrogation.
The principle of abrogation plays a very important role in Islamic theology. In fact, it’s one of the primary reasons that Islam is so implacably hostile to non-Muslims, to human rights, and to progressive, democratic societies. …
… Abrogation means that those verses in the Qur’an that were revealed to Muhammad later in his career cancel out earlier verses that contradict them. That’s right, they cancel them right out! It’s as if those earlier “truths” were never revealed at all. … (Click the above link and READ ENTIRETY)
… No careful reader will remain unaware of the many contradictory verses in the Koran, most specifically the way in which peaceful and tolerant verses lie almost side by side with violent and intolerant ones. The ulema were initially baffled as to which verses to codify into the Shari’a worldview—the one that states there is no coercion in religion (2:256), or the ones that command believers to fight all non-Muslims till they either convert, or at least submit, to Islam (8:39, 9:5, 9:29). To get out of this quandary, the commentators developed the doctrine of abrogation, which essentially maintains that verses revealed later in Muhammad’s career take precedence over earlier ones whenever there is a discrepancy. In order to document which verses abrogated which, a religious science devoted to the chronology of the Koran’s verses evolved (known as an-Nasikh wa’l Mansukh, the abrogater and the abrogated). (Click the above link and READ ENTIRETY)
In Christianity apparent contradictions differ from the Quran are time sensitive or limited in territory. Jesus himself proclaims He did not come to end the Law and the Prophets but to fulfill it. Thus the Redemptive act of dying on the Cross and arising bodily in a Glorified Resurrected body ends the curses of the Law and magnifies the blessings of the Law. For example in Leviticus the Law commands to stone homosexuals to death because the practice is an abomination to God. That is the curse. The blessing in Christ Jesus is the knowledge it is God’s will that humanity that believes in Christ will be Saved from eternal separation from God. Rejecting Christ keeps the curse activated however the punishment of the Law are dealt out in the Last Judgment. Every human being enjoys the Grace and Mercy through Jesus Christ the son of God in believing in the Redemptive act to the dying breath.
OR God’s command for the Twelve Hebrew Tribes to exterminate the inhabitants residing in the Land Promised to Abraham’s descendants through the lineage of the child of Promise Isaac (NOT Ishmael the child of the bondwoman Hagar) was to be active ONLY within the Promised Land and NOT the entire world. God’s explanation is that the future displaced inhabitants were beyond the point of return in corrupt morals with issues such as sex-sins, baby-murder, child human sacrifices, False God temple prostitution of both sexes to name a few. Once the Promised Land was secured and the children of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob perpetuate in obedience to God Almighty global Salvation would come from their numbers. That Salvation is through Jesus Christ the son of Mary and the Son of God. Mary is a descendant of David who is a descendant of Abraham.
On the other hand under Islam perpetual conquest and slaughter of the world is commanded by demonized Mohammed and attributed to the demon-god Allah until all humanity is Islamic or dead.
The only existent contradictions is the very nature of Islam’s BAD FRUIT.