Thursday, December 24, 2009
Moral Equavalence With Blinders On.
Speaking with a friend today, the subject of Muslim attitudes to freedom, based on the countries they are from, in contrast to Christians, gave me insight of what many Americans must think. He made excuses for their terror acts against perceived unbelievers, by saying Christians did the same thing. Perhaps, but they aren't killing, beheading, blowing up other people's stuff, forcing women to wear sacks over their heads and banning holy books these days. I asked him to name one Christian nation that bans the Koran, or makes any other religion illegal to practice. Naturally he couldn't. I'd like to see him try to practice his Catholicism in Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, Somalia, Lebanon, Iran, Turkey and the West Bank,Pakistan, just to name a few. I'm pretty sure if he came back alive, he'd change his tune. Unfortunately, he's not the only one thinking this way, There was an Associated Press article about a top ranking Roman Catholic clergyman essentially blaming Israel for protecting herself by erecting barriers from you know who, in Bethlehem. No talk of how Christians living in Bethlehem live in fear daily and especially around Christmas time. The article can be read here. However, there was an interesting article making my point on the Wall Street Journal , concerning the silence of what atrocities the Bethlehem Christians are dealt by Muslims. Debbie Schlussel also wrote about this and she had quite an interesting take on this issue, I couldn't agree more. People can choose to bury their heads in the proverbial sand if they choose but it's time for most of us to wake up and see who the enemy is and defeat him/her.