11.14.2005

Five Questions

Listened to Dennis Prager this morning. He poses "Five Questions Non-Muslims Would Like Answered." A must read.

5 Comments:

At 11/15/2005 03:25:00 AM, Blogger tugboatcapn said...

These questions will never be answered, Lores, because the sad truth, the answer to all five questions is this.

Islam is an intollerant, violent religion, which has no place in the modern world.

 
At 11/15/2005 04:27:00 AM, Blogger The Floating Dome said...

Lores,
I caught that, too, and I really hope that the Muslim ears that hear them are able to do so as Dennis intended them - honestly and without condemnation. There needs to be more dialogue on this.
I was right there with Prager until he made the closing comment about how the Matthew 22:21 verse fortified the separation of church and state thing. That passage isn't about church and state! It's about stewardship AND about trying to trick Jesus into taking sides over pivotal issues via trick questions. (He didn't come to take sides, He came to take over.)
I had to get back to work and couldn't wait on hold any longer. Will you call him on that tomorrow, just in case I can't get away long enough? It's a matter of clarity vs. agreement.
As for the issue, I really appreciate his ability to throw down the gauntlet so articulately. Smart guy, hopefully one day he'll see Christ as Messiah. (He's to wise not to!!!)
Aarron

 
At 11/15/2005 05:04:00 AM, Blogger Jaymeister said...

Another must read, for anyone interested in the topic, is "The Trouble With Islam" by Irshad Manji. (Subtitled "A Wake-Up Call for Honesty and Change")

 
At 11/15/2005 06:23:00 AM, Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Jay,

I've heard Irshad Manji on Prager's program on a few occasions. He seems to really like her.

On the 1st question, mentioning the protests in Jordan. I thought this was good news for us, and bad for Al Qaeda...alienating their fellow Muslims. Then I heard (and I don't know how prevalent the sentiment is) one Jordanian commenting that they were outraged that Al Qaeda was killing Muslims instead of Americans. In other words: he wasn't upset that there were innocent lives lost; just that they were innocent Muslim lives. It's just a bit disheartening to hear. In contrast, look at how many of "our own people" protest against our "violent" actions, vocally and in large numbers.

While I don't think most Muslims are terrorists, the terrorists we are fighting are Muslim. I for one wish we would stop tip-toe dancing around that fact. (It's refreshing to hear President Bush in his last 2 major speeches finally label and specify the enemy, rather than using the generic "terrorist" term). And I would like to see more Muslims be more vocal in their condemnation of Islamic terrorists rather than act as apologists.

 
At 11/15/2005 07:31:00 AM, Anonymous aj4runner said...

"The Trouble with Islam" at Amazon

 

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