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There is nothing I hate more than politacal correctness. It has overtaken our society. Jesus had no favourites. He loved the prostitute as much as He loved the rich young ruler. Those He had problems with were the Pharisees and groups like them who saw themselves as being above others. As Christians I would hope we would never see ourselves like that. If not for God’s grace we are just the same as anyone else. The difference is that we have found the truth and because we have found the truth we should be excited to share that truth with others no matter who they are or what their background. Never to lord it over others. Nobody is society is deserving of special treatment. In God’s eyes we are all the same and we will all be judged according to one criteria, Who do you say Jesus is?
 
These also are sayings of the wise: To discriminate and show partiality, having respect of persons in judging, is not good. Proverbs 24:23 (AMP)
 
To have respect of persons and to show partiality is not good, neither is it good that man should transgress for a piece of bread. Proverbs 28:21 (AMP)
 
For God shows no partiality [undue favor or unfairness; with Him one man is not different from another]. Romans 2:11 (AMP)
 
25For he who deals wrongfully will [reap the fruit of his folly and] be punished for his wrongdoing. And [with God] there is no partiality [no matter what a person’s position may be, whether he is the slave or the master] Colossians 3:25 (AMP)
 
Danish blasphemy
vs. Muslim hypocrisy

Posted: February 7, 2006
1:00 a.m. Eastern

By Jim Rutz


© 2006 WorldNetDaily.com

The flap over the cartoons of Muhammad has vividly shown, once again, that we’ve been snookered into playing a one-sided game. And if you dare question the rules, you’re a hateful, narrow-minded bigot.

The rules are as follows:

  1. Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, homosexuals, liberals and a potpourri racial minorities must be treated with kid gloves in all public media and private conversations. In matters of action and politics, they should normally be given preferential treatment.

     

  2. Conservative American white Christian heterosexuals are fair game.

That’s it.

Of course, blacks constantly find themselves on both ends of the stick, favored and disfavored. But that deserves another entire column or two.

Jews also get shoved out toward both ends of the spectrum of respect. On their behalf, we bristle with anger and disgust when the president of Iran vilifies the historicity of the Holocaust. But although the killing of 6 million Jews should never be forgotten, it has now become a hollow number in our cultural catechism, isolated from its larger context in World War II. Can even one college graduate in 10 discuss the quantity and makeup of the other 56 million or so who joined them in death? Our reaction to the Holocaust should remain a hugely important matter for us, yet it has fizzled into a set of politically correct rules that cloud the importance of those who died.

That brings us to the matter of the dozen second-rate cartoons of Muhammad as compared to the vicious, demonic violence and hatred that flow daily from Muslims to Christians and Jews. Nobody is telling the story of the perhaps 10,000 Christians who die each month at the hands of Islamists. To the press, our treatment of jihadist prisoners is a far larger issue. (By the latest official count in World Christian Encyclopedia, 14,000 Christians die as martyrs in an average month, and I am told by compilers of the statistics that the bulk of them are killed by Muslims in Muslim lands.)

In my past writings, I’ve tried to emphasize how nice the typical Muslim is – and how warm and hospitable my many Muslim friends have been. But now we’ve entered an era where the host of refugees called Palestinians have fairly and squarely chosen the path of violence. Until now, we have viewed them as oppressed victims deserving of our continued largess. But in their election they forfeited the right to pity and welfare. They have joined the jihadist forces and freely chosen to be military enemies of the United States and Israel. I feel our wisest option is to cut off all aid now.

Yes, the cartoons are certainly in bad taste, but not nearly as bad as the tasteless destruction of the Second Century, 175-foot tall statue of Buddha by the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. There should be no debate about Muslim "taste." Slaughter has been a central part of Islamic history ever since Muhammad realized his 10 years of preaching hadn’t succeeded and shifted gears by raiding a caravan and turning his movement into a convert-or-die war against all mankind. (And let it be understood that the horribly executed medieval Crusades were conceived mainly as an attempt to take back the Holy Land that the Muhammadans had conquered by the sword.)

As Phyllis Chesler has observed:

There are now penalties for trying to tell the truth about the danger of jihad or about the barbaric and pathological nature of militant Islam today. If you tell these truths in the Arab and Muslim world, you’ll be beheaded, probably tortured, certainly jailed, exiled if you are lucky. Many Muslim and Christian dissidents have suffered precisely this fate … Try to say this in Europe and you might be butchered, as Theo Von Gogh was, or simply imprisoned in purdah, veiled, or threatened, forced to go into hiding, or honor-murdered as so many Muslim girls and women are.

On the street I hear "Jesus Christ" all the time, and I’m not supposed to act offended. But try using an epithet about Muhammad around Muslims and see what happens. Or see what happens when you mention "Life Alert: The Medical Case of Muhammad," a book by a neurologist and psychiatrist which shows from accepted historical records that Muhammad was merely the victim of partial complex seizures, which cause religious delusions. You will find that political correctness is a one-sided game.

Let’s stop playing it.


James Rutz is chairman of Megashift Ministries and founder-chairman of Open Church Ministries. His recent book, "MEGASHIFT: Igniting Spiritual Power," announces major upgrades in human life and a coming transformation of society.

 

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Comments on: "Danish Blasphemy vs. Muslim Hypocrisy" (14)

  1. Hi Gerry, thanks very much for the prayers, I\’m really grateful to you for taking the time to do that.
     
    I have to say I was really impressed with ITV (tv station in the UK) last night.  It was before the 9pm watershed and one of the stars on Celebrity Fit Club uttered "Jesus" in a blasphemous manner.  TV usually turns a blind eye to that but the programme makers actually bleeped it out.  It\’s about time too!!!
     
    When I look from the outside at the situations concerning Islam at the moment I am becoming more and more convinced that they are naturally or supernaturally being polarised against the West.  Relations with non islamic nations are becoming more and more strained either through wars or that which occurs in the press.  One person here in the UK protested against the Danish press by wearing an explosives harness – particularly insesnitive in the Uk given July 7th.  I found it extremely ironic that his defenders were citing the same freedom of speech laws to justify him, whilst attacking European newspapers for using those same rights and laws to convey their satirical point of view.
     
    It cuts both ways if one person is wrong for overstepping the mark, then so is the other.
     
    I\’ve always treated people of other religions with respect… but it shouldn\’t be all one way traffic.  You can\’t go round beating up or killing people just because they say something you find offensive.  Jesus understood this.  When the soldiers beat him with a stick and commanded him to prophesy, did he unleash the angels upon them?  No.  Could he have? Yup.  The Gospel message has a place for righteous anger, but thanks be to God that the main message to all who are willing to repent, is that his righteous love supercedes it.  To be angry when it is rightly deserved, is easy… to be compassionate and merciful when it is completely undeserved, is hard.  Only the Gospel of Peace conveys this message… for it is about God\’s mission to redeem man… and not man\’s futile atempts to appease gods.
     
    God bless you Gerry – I have a cunning plan with regard to doing something for God in the near future.  I\’ll be blogging about it shortly.

  2. All done, let me know what you think!

  3. Ciao Gerry,
    I\’m out visiting all my friends and thought that I would stop in and visit you.
    I love that song and clip on your space, it is really very nice.
    I pray that God will Bless you this week, and be very close to your heart.
    God Bless You My Friend.
    LoveShelley
    xXx

  4. we must be on the same spritual wave length! Last nite at bible study we were discussing the value of a life and how a world view is different than having a christain view. Of course the topics of humanism, abortion and Islam came up and made for a heated discussion.
     
    Many members said "not all muslims" and my pastor had a great response. Why arent the peaceful muslims in north america speaking out against this? They seem quick to defend the jihad and are always saying they are being wrongfully discriminated against. but why dont they take a bigger stand against extremist muslim groups?
     
    I have the same centiments today that you said in this blog regarding the cartoon. Freedom of Speech means we can say whatever we want except for x y and z. I find it to be hypocritical that extreme groups can continually attack the Christian right and we are silenced and called racists or bigots. The country of Sudan is a perfect exampe of Christian marytrdom. The country is 70-80 percent Christain, yet is being killed off by the hundreds by muslim factions. I dont hear anyone crying discrimination over this.
     
    Erika
     

  5. Good morning Gerry/everyone;
    Well I always try to remember when dealing with anyone that they are a child of God and treat them with respect and kindness.
    It saddens me to hear about all the violence in the world and  in the name of religion. When did religion amount to killing and hating. Whoever\’s religion is based on hatred is fooling themselves-there\’s only one that is based on hatred and that\’s against God and we all know who that is. Hate kills and destroys-period!
    It also upsets me to see our world turn into a place where we can\’t say things like "Merry Christmas" when working with the public, but it\’s ok for others to openly celebrate their religions. Seems, as mentioned, a bit hypocritical.
     
    Thanks Gerry for the prayers they are very appreciated. Hope you\’re feeling better. Always look forward to your messages on here! Keep up the great work.
     
    God bless and hugz

  6. I agree with you, its a preety sick world when people are getting killed over a cartoon….what ever happened to people\’s sense of humor.  And whats with the Jewish getting all our Christian holidays off work and school, but we don\’t get all their holidays off..not fair…
    Have a great day and hope your feeling better…I have been praying for you.

  7. Hi Gerry, I was wondering if you could help me.  A friend of mine had a stroke last year a week after she gave birth to a beautiful little girl.  She has recovered very well since then, Praise God, and is now looking into the possibility of helping the Heart and Stroke Fundation with dealing with women in the same type of situation.  She is needing to know if there is a great need for this here in Canada.  If you could put out a call or post about it I would appreciate it.  Lolita is looking for women between the ages of 19 – 40 who have had strokes post delivery living in Canada especially, but the US as well.  The responses can be directed to my blog site or to her email which is andy.lolita@rogers.com  
    Thank you so much for this.
    Blessings,
    Bethany.

  8. Dear Gerry
     
    I found this article rather interesting, albeit in light of its arch-conservative perspective.  I think a lot of people entrenched in the conservative mindset are so expectant of being considered intolerant by liberals that they start hedging their bets and fighting that perception before it exists.  I saw those cartoons: while they are biting, I think they show a satirical but realistic view of what Islam really is.
     
    I have always had difficulty with Islam: more than any other religion, in fact.  People (read "especially G.W. Bush") often make the mistake of unlacing a religion from its surrounding culture.  Islam is called a religion of peace, while its every expression since its inception has been warlike.  Realistially, that thought process is absolutely ludicrous.  Islam is anti-woman, expanisionist, oppressive, violent, and dangerous.  You can be as culturally relativistic as you like, but Islam is what it is.  There are pacifist versions of Islam, just like there are violent sects of Hinduism.  But Hinduism is a religion of peace, whereas Islam is anything but.
     
    I think that both conservatives and liberals in the West should carefully look at the reasons we have been excusing activities in the Muslim world that would never be excused anywhere else.  Torture, stepping on women\’s rights, removing the basic freedoms of the person, and a tendency toward military aggression have been excused, on the right due to the economic benefit reaped, and on the left, due to our view toward acceptance and inclusion.  This is completely wrong headed.  We need to clearly view Islam in light of its social surroundings, and as a tie-together for some very dangerous ideas and people.
     
    Love,
    Rob
     
    P.S.  Just as a little Muslim-related aside, my favorite argument to get into with Muslims regards something I read when I was picking through the Qu\’ran.  Sura 5: 73 reads "Pagans indeed are those who say that GOD is a third of a trinity. There is no god except the one god. Unless they refrain from saying this, those who disbelieve among them will incur a painful retribution."  Now, the obvious question is, why in the world would the inspired word of God attack a belief that Christians don\’t actually hold?  Naturally, it seems that when Muhammad was writing down his work, he didn\’t quite comprehend the actual Christian belief.  Fun stuff if you like getting under peoples\’ skin.

  9. P.S. I am totally non-Christian-ish.  And leftist.  Just to make that all clear.

  10. charlotte said:

    Hey Gerry,
     
    the vid is really good isnt it, i pinched it off Sebastian who ironically is at the same college as these guys, kool huh!
     
    glad all is well with you and your family, but sorry to hear that youve been unwell. my prayers will be with you for full recovery. glad that in the face of illness youve not been disheartened from spaces etc as that wud be my 1st instance!
     
    sorry iv not been very active in these parts, hoping to change that!
     
    thank you for your comment ^^
     
    may you go from strength and strength in Christ.
     
    Lord i thank you again for Gerry and his passion, his determination and his ability to shake the dust from his feet. Father i pray you will lead Gerry from strength to strength even when there are barriers in his path. Father let Gerry know that he is forever in your hand. Let Gerry see how valued his space is and the amazing things that have come from it. Lord by your hand increase Gerrys territory and keep him safe from harm.
     
    ps121:5 The LORD watches over you—               The LORD is your shade at your right hand!

  11. Great Post.. My Hubby and I have been having conversations about this subject lately, and the hypocritical attitude that is being forced apon the public on a daily basis. I am afraid we are heading into some very difficult times, May God be with us, God Bless, Kelly

  12. We are studying Hebrews at Home Group at the moment.  Last night we looked specifically at the Warning against falling away.  Hebrews was written in response to the news that certain Hebrew Christians were being told that grace was insufficient and that they had to practice the ways of the Old Covenant.  The author makes it very clear that once "enlightened" and in  receipt of grace it is impossible for someone to then turn around and say that the sacrifice is not sufficient for our salvation and turn back to a legalistic approach.  This is why it is impossible for Islam to be considered God\’s third covenant with man… because it does exactly what the Hebrews were warned not to do.  It turns the emphasis back on legalism… which is a denial of God\’s grace.
     
    On a separate issue, I\’ve started a Valentine\’s Day campaign which I\’m inviting people to take part in.   If you are interested take a gander at my page.
     
    Gerry, I pray God blesses you in the coming days… and grants you wisdom for the road ahead.
     
    N

  13. Whoa that is true as, at least somebody said it
    Cya in heaven if i don\’t cya b4 then
    Nathan
    ps what cartoon?

  14. Interesting post.  I\’m sure if any press showed a cartoon of Jesus embracing a machine gun, we would all be crying for war instread of realizing the message was intended for us.   The irony speaks for itself. 
     
    On many sites, more moderate Muslims have decried the violence, saying the cartoon was intended for those who rose up violently.   There are many God loving muslims who send their children to school every day who want this violence to end.
     
    As we continue to throw them all into one handbasket, we help paint the line of tolerance and discrimination wider. 
     
    George Bush uses weapons and mass distraction, greed for oil and Jesus all in one sentence.  The picture of a machine gun in Jesus\’ hands is not mocking Jesus at all – rather the view that some would use Him as a personal weapon. 
     
    I might remind us all that the invasion of Iraq that readily enflamed all of the middle east to violence.  A middle east that was already on it\’s way to reform.
     
    It\’s all too easy to pin one\’s actions on the wishes of their saviour.
     
    I still have plenty of good things to say of Muslim friends of mine who sit back with me and watch this dogmatic ego-match unravel with a mixture of bittersweet disgust and mirth.
     
    We have one God, one universe.  An eyerolling God, mind you.  Peace.
     
     
     

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