Last October, the international media establishment was abuzz over a letter sent by 138 Islamic scholars representing the elite of the worldwide ulema to Pope Benedict, entitled “A Common Word between Us and You”, in response to his papal address at Regensburg in September 2006. The letter extols the common bonds between Muslims and Christians, and their common belief in the love towards neighbors. It further declares that “justice and freedom of religion are a crucial part of love of the neighbor.” Many Christian leaders have responded by welcoming this effort and affirming the Islamic scholars’ letter….There is one thing, however, amidst all the flowery overtures, theological discussion, and representations of religious pluralism that the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute and the 138 Islamic scholars forgot to mention: The Institute, which operates a website, AlTafsir.com, which it calls “the largest and greatest online collection of Qur’anic commentary, translation, recitation, and essential resources in the world,” includes in an “Ask the Mufti” section a number of fatwas on apostasy issued by the Institute’s chief scholar, Sheikh Hijjawi, that call for the death of Christian reverts (Christians converting to Islam and then returning to the Christian faith) and Muslim apostates. Further they state that if the Christian reverts and Muslim apostates are not killed, they should be deprived of all rights and accorded the status of non-persons.
The implications were apparently not lost on Sheikh Hijjawi or the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute either. Just hours after Rev. Durie’s blog post had appeared, the apostasy fatwas were promptly removed (the fatwas had appeared here). In fact, the entire AlTafsir.com website was down for most of the following day, perhaps in an effort to scrub the site of this damaging information. (Source)
The brutal reality – much as the liberals don’t want to admit it – is that indeed not all cultures are equal and not all religions are equal. In fact, some cultures are downright backward and a threat to western civilization. Same goes with some religions. The whole multi cult program the West has bought into and continues to buy into is simply a scam.
The secularists don’t want to admit one religion is superior to another because that would mean overturning their belief in relativism. Once you overturn relativism, you start venturing into the area of absolutes. And no liberal wants to go there because then their whole world view starts to collapse. And so the scam continues until the tipping point comes.
Now we’re not there yet. There’s still a way to go. We’re still too comfortable in our opulence to notice that our freedoms are being stripped away. But the day is sure to come when this whole mirage is going to go up in smoke – quite literally.
Islam does not believe in religious freedom. That is obvious for anyone who has eyes to see. And as Islam grows, religious and civil freedoms will continue to deteriorate. And so, what shall our response be? Shall we continue to finance and tolerate our own destruction?
True religious freedom can only exist within a “Christian secularism” – that is, a secularism that does indeed acknowledge the powerful role of its Judeo Christian heritage while maintaining a healthy separation between Church and State. The problem today in the West is that it has no bearing and no anchor. It is a ship floating aimlessly on the sea, and it’s taking in water at an alarming rate.
The West as we know it cannot survive without a resurgence of orthodox Christianity. It’s that simple. If you don’t think so, then do the math.
If you are secularist, ask yourself these simple questions: How many children do I have? How many do my secular friends have? What is it in our philosophy that makes its proponents refuse to reproduce?
Now fast forward 25 years. What do you see? – A dead secularism, a dead democracy, and a dead West.
But before we get there, do you suppose that those of us who love our freedoms will give them up in a peaceful manner?
Like the title of my blog says: it’s socon or bust because liberalism is killing us.