Thursday, August 19, 2010

More About the Mosque

Elite liberals are out of touch with 70% of Americans on the Ground Zero mosque issue, in part because they lack credibility. They've been actively hostile to one religion, Christianity, and now suddenly they become the defenders of another, while ignoring the fact that a chunk of Islam has declared war on America, and, ahem, New York-- and did so at the World Trade Center site.

All religions in practice are flawed, but some are more flawed than others. Funny that the intelligentsia can't see important differences.

The founder of Christianity was the original formulator of the difference between Church and State. He did say that his kingdom "was not of this world," and to render unto Caesar those things which are Caesar's, and to God, God's. Jesus was also notably a man of peace.

The founder of Islam was a man of war. There's no getting around that. He also believed that Islam must become the State. Even moderate Muslims believe in sharia law, which is thoroughly incompatible with liberal society.

There are also misconceptions about the history of Islam in Spain. This is where the opening to "El Cid" is important. Moderate, highly cultured Islam was rejected and destroyed by Islam itself. The first scene of the movie is about this. The dialogue could've been written about today.

The moderates in our time need to reject the all-conquering version of Islam if they expect to be taken seriously. One way to do this is to embrace "El Cid" and its theme. It'd be nice if elite liberals did as well.

1 comment:

  1. I support your project.

    In addition, there is one other thing that needs to be done at the Ground Zero site.

    While the tranzi-progressive/pro-jihadi NYC bureaucrats, politicians, and media pundits are doing everything they can to smooth the way for the Ground Zero mosque (and being very self-righteous about their reasons for this), they have been creating every possible obstacle to the rebuilding of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which was destroyed in the 9-11 attack when the South Tower fell on it.

    Rebuild St. Nicholas CHURCH at Ground Zero, not a mosque

    The parish still has an active congregation but no building; they have been meeting to worship in Brooklyn. Now, many of us Orthodox Christians, working pretty much independently by word of mouth among friends and parishoners, have finally succeeded in getting some news media attention to this matter.

    I'd like to ask all Americans supporting St. Nicholas Church to call, write, or better yet, GO AND VISIT the offices of their US Representative and US Senators. You will probably just get to talk to a staffer, but the staffer will pass this information along. It makes a BIG difference if you take the trouble to write a personal letter or show up in person.

    Everyone, please, pass the information along to everybody else you know who might be interested. Put it on Facebook, repost it on your own blog, email it to your friends and relatives, whatever else you can think of. We need to get something done while the issue is still in the public eye.