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Co-Pastor of First Baptist Church of San Jacinto, California

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

The Peaceful Religion (Only Inside America)

Afghan police kill four in cartoon bloodshed - Yahoo! News One does have to wonder just exactly how the Islamic community in America is going to respond to all of the current mayhem over the dirty pictures of Mohammed published in Danish political cartoons. It seems that in America, Islam is much like Roman Catholicism. Each officially teaches an exclusivity within itself as to salvation and an acceptable approach to God - that is, outside America. The pressure of American pluralism seems to tame the theology of these two groups and flatten them into just another way to be religious. As a matter of fact, watch the next Larry King Live when the Catholic priest, muslicm theologian, Deepak Chopra and John MacArthur are on. The Catholic, the Muslim and the new ager will pluralistically parrot one another. But this tamed sort of Islam (or Catholicism) is not to be found in those countries whose governments are dominated by these religions. They tend toward violence as a means to silence their critics - just ask any protestant missionaries living in these countries. I think we are seeing a more pure expression of Islam in this current controversy - not the leashed type found within our own open (religiously speaking) borders.

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Blogger Ogilvie said...

"They tend toward violence as a means to silence their critics - just ask any protestant missionaries living in these countries." Catholicism does? Today? In what countries? I think not. What Protestant missionaries,and where?

2/10/2006 05:13:00 PM  
Blogger Bret Capranica said...

I think so. Mexico, some Central American countries and some in Spain are a few of the missionaries I have spoken to mentioning violent acts and threats from Catholic related and sponsored authorities and individuals.

2/11/2006 05:01:00 PM  

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