Thursday, June 28, 2007

Christians Forced to Leave Iraq

signs of Emergence points to Will who points to this article suggesting that Christians in Iraq are being forced to leave their homes as their neighbourhoods are 'Islamicized'.

One wonders what Qur'an these people are reading, as I'm pretty sure the holy book demands that Christians are treated well and allowed freedom to worship.

Certainly, Surah 6:107 suggests freedom of religious belief for anyone:

"If it had been God’s plan, they would not have taken false gods, but We made you, not one to watch over their doings, nor are you set over them to dispose of their affairs."

This is the problem with fundamentalism: it ignores the conjunctive texts from its own tradition and focuses only on purifying its own space.

Not that Christians are guiltless here. Unbelievably, one guy has decided the best way to minister to Muslims is to "urge all my christian brothers around the globe to use their influence to bed as many muslims girls as possible."


I think we forget as christians living in the West, what our brothers and sisters face in many places in the world. It's a matter of life and death in many places, and we squabble over the colour of walls. No wonder, we have little credibility.

1 comment:

michael lewis said...

The church in the West has little credibility because it is so freaking incredible!!

Etymological lesson for the day, or, How I do not use the informal:

incredible |inˈkredəbəl|
1 impossible to believe : an almost incredible tale of triumph and tragedy.
2 difficult to believe; extraordinary : the noise from the crowd was incredible.

informal amazingly good or beautiful : I was mesmerized: she looked so incredible.