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Todd had a great commentary this week.  It is part of the ongoing up is down, evil is good phenomenon that we are experiencing.

It just amazes me how extreme the contrast is between Christianity and Islam.  It plays out every time the same way and yet this world gives Islam a pass and says it’s the Christians or Jews that provoke them.

The real bad guy is this “1984” world are the “Christians” that burned the Korans (accidentally).  The Muslims that rioted and killed dozens of people, they were justified.

Let that sink in a minute.

They killed people over the accidental burning of a book!  And they are justified?

Todd’s comment of “shouldn’t they be at the Syrian embassy”,  I think speaks volumes for the religion.  They value a book (not the message in the book, but the book itself, more than human life.

It truly is the opposite of Christianity.

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Feb 27, 2012

Muslims Gone Wild

A series of riots has swept over the nation of Afghanistan. Thousands of enraged Afghans have taken to the streets to vent their outrage after U.S. soldiers inadvertently set fire to copies of the Koran when clearing out a library of old books.

More than thirty people have been killed since the unrest began, including four U.S. soldiers. A group of demonstrators tried to attack the U.S. consulate in the city of Herat, setting police vehicles on fire.

We’ve been down this road before. Last year, at least twenty-four people died in protests across Afghanistan after Rev. Terry Jones threatened to burn a Koran outside his Florida church. In 2005, there were violent disturbances over claims of the Koran being mishandled, but those allegations turned out to be false.

Top American officials in Kabul are apologizing profusely for the incident. President Barack Obama has sent a letter to Afghan President Hamid Karzai apologizing for the Koran burning.

“I wish to express my deep regret for the reported incident,” Mr. Obama wrote in the letter. “I extend to you and the Afghan people my sincere apologies.”

I am just dumbfounded over the idiocy of this situation. It should be obvious that there was no malice on our part. It’s insane to have the president of the U.S. groveling before people who are incapable of understanding the kindness we gave them. Before the American invasion, the Taliban brutalized the nation. We spend over a trillion dollars on this rat hole, and when we leave in 2014, the Taliban will probably be voted back into power.

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It is a slow, drawn out type of persecution but persecution none the less.  When one is not allowed to speak their beliefs, I could see if those beliefs were violent, but this is just an opinion that a specific act is wrong in the eyes of God…

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Turning Christian speech into ‘hate speech’

United Nations UN logoAlliance Defense Fund (ADF) has joined other groups in urging the United Nations to protect religious expression in a civil rights covenant.

The U.N.’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has called for a consultation to review the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. ADF attorney Piero Tozzi explains that two provisions are at issue.

“One [provision] provides for freedom of expression. Another provision, however, would limit that,” he explains. “It’s the following article that says: ‘Any advocacy of national, racial, or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility, or violence shall be prohibited by law.'”

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So for some reason this headline on fox caught my eye, something just drew me to read it.  And I am glad I did, the story is very different from the headline.  And I was taken back at how it is being treated.

This exact same story could have been told a lot different and not strayed from the stated facts.  Now, I am not supporting or condemning the actions of this group, just using it as an example of how things are starting to change/transition.

Those that believe in the inerrant word of the Bible, fundamentalists, those that believe in the end times, are going to be shifted to ‘cult’ or ‘cult-like’ in the not so distant future, in fact you could argue they already are by the existence of this story.

The two areas that struck me the most were first when the article’s author stated that:

“…they were awaiting the Rapture, which some Christians believe is an event during which they will be gathered together in the air and reunited with Christ.”

Some, not most, or almost all, or fundamentalists.  Only some Christians believe.  This article really drives home a glimpse of what it may be like after the “event” that evidently only “some” Christians believe will occur.

Second, was how they described the group.

Chicas apparently had formed her own religious group, Parker said. About 12 to 15 people would gather at her home in Palmdale, a high-desert city of 139,000, and one night about a week ago, they didn’t leave until 2 a.m., said neighbor Cheri Kofahl.

“We’ve got a group here that’s practicing some orthodox and some unorthodox Christianity,” Parker said. “Obviously this falls under the unorthodox.”

Others who knew Chicas said she was devout but hardly fanatic in her religious beliefs.

So let me get this right.  We have about 12 to 15 people gathering in a woman’s home to study the bible at night and staying late occasionally.  And that is considered practicing unorthodox Christianity?

Normally that would be called a bible study in the US, or in other countries that would be called the house church.  How many disciples did Jesus have?  Twelve, and where did they meet most of the time?  Oh, in people’s houses at night over a meal.

How far have we strayed as a world?  Can you feel the shift?

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Leader of ‘Cult-Like’ Religious Sect Hospitalized

PALMDALE, California — The leader of a breakaway religious sect was hospitalized Sunday for a mental evaluation after she and members of her group went missing and left behind evidence that they were awaiting the Rapture or some catastrophic event.

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