Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Opposition


So the last two posts on my page have had a topic about Islam in some way or another. I thought it funny that I have not received criticism from Muslims but in fact have received back lash from 'Christians'. lol

Here is an email I received:


"Kinda worried about you man. There a lot of stuff on your bloog that seems really hateful towards muslims and arabs. Just wondering where your motivationis as a follower of jesus."


LET ME ANALYZE THIS:


First of all, PLEASE PROOF READ YOUR EMAILS :)

Second, Being 'worried' about someone, in the context this writer is speaking of, inherently means that they have an opinion which is contrary to mine and in this case using the word 'worried' signifies that my opinion is the problem and/or is the inferior belief. Just a little advice for this writer's 'future consultations', when you start off a letter with a statement that looks down on a person and says they're wrong, in most cases you have ALREADY LOST THEM.

...but since I am above the norm ;) - I will proceed my analysis without any prejudice.

Third, The email states 'There is a lot of stuff on your blog that seems really hateful towards Muslims and Arabs'. Let me first shoot down the ridiculous accusation that I have said anything on my blog against any certain ethnicity. The writer wrapping Arabs in with an Islamic ideology is much like saying all Chinese are Buddhist, which is VERY RACIST and OFFENSIVE! Also, my last 2 blogs have directed their energy towards a religion and it's ideologies rather than an individual person. So, the writers statement probably should have been 'There is a lot of stuff on your blog that seems really hateful towards Islam' and with that I would have said, hate is a strong word, lol, but my God is the only true God and so I stand with him and oppose what is evil.

Forth, The last question the writer proposes with a period (which I think is interesting) is, 'Just wondering where your motivation is as a follower of Jesus.' I must remind the writer that God is the only one able to truly convict and I think it's funny that the writer tries to convict by his own words that run no deeper than that of a Pharisee mixed with a so called 'Christian' birthed out of a Post-Christian Society. My God does not stand for unrighteousness in any form and I stand with my God and against the ideologies that oppose him, but thankyou for your concerns!


Here are some scriptures to chew on:

"You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy." -Hebrews 1:9

"Hate evil, love good; maintain justice in the courts. Perhaps the LORD God Almighty will have mercy..." -Amos 5:15

"Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me"- Matt 10:37

"I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves" -Mathew 10:16

"Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword." -Matthew 10:34

2 comments:

  1. you make my heart melt when you defend yourself ! You rock brother in CHRIST!!

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