Saturday, March 19, 2011

Franklin Graham: World’s Christians in Grave Danger

I usually find Graham Sr. and co. to be too soft. Here, his son Franklin is dead-on.

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5 comments:

Joel the Immerser said...

Have you seen this video? Very interesting...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Fo49KDakRo

Islam is a bloody religion, with a history of murder, rape, pillaging, and anything you can think of. Only one religion is true, and that is Christianity.

Jonas said...

Well, as for the uprisings in the Middle East, those were not orchestrated by the Brotherhood (the Brotherhood has participated of course, why wouldn't they?). And on Tahrir square for that matter, Muslims and Christians protested side by side. One of the most common slogans was actually something like "the cross and the crescent moon, side by side". Calling these recent revolts against decades of tyranny "deteriorating social order roiling the Middle East" really is beyond arrogance, and isn't the words of someone who stands for democracy...

The Warrior said...

Well since those words were not in quotes I'm assuming they weren't Graham's exactly, but either way I think the point was that, even considering the idea of "democracy" it's still a dangerous time. And any "democracy" that still allows violence against Christians (if indeed we will be seeing this in the future in respect to the nations in reference) is one that is not a true democracy at all.

Spencer

Jonas said...

In that you are right of course. I think it's better to hope and give support rather than already starting to fear for a development that isn't (yet) there though. We don't know what's going to happen in Egypt in the near future, could turn out really good, could of course turn out less than good, and even quite bad I suppose. We must however remember that bad, really bad, is where they came from.

And besides (if we would want to legitimize a dictator such as Mubarak by his defending Christians - which I wouldn't want) Mubarak didn't. Many of the Christians of Egypt wanted him out of there as much as anyone. Also, a Coptic Church was blown up this last Christmas, and afterwards many Muslims came to service in the churches in solidarity with the Copts, and formed formed groups that guarded them. I'd give you a reference for this story if it weren't from a Swedish reporter.

Basically my point is that all this is much more complicated than Christians versus militant Muslims. It's not like we'd need "moderate" (isn't that really an absurd word in this case anyway?) dictators to keep a population of raving maniacs in check. Arabs and Muslims can think for themselves too, and we should give them the chance to do so. And for that matter, militant islamism seems to have been one of the biggest losers in this recent development.

The Warrior said...

Joel: Perhaps I will have time to check the video later (sorry). Other than that, welcome to my blog! Please introduce yourself and may I ask how you found my blog? (Oh, and I agree with your statement btw....)

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