As I read Gateway Pundit's post about the Organization of Islamic Conference where "the UN contends that Muslims are at risk of a racial holocaust," I began to think about how zealous and fervent Muslims are about their religion. They are outspoken, vocal and quite militant about Islam and the practice of it. We're at a point where prayer in school or just in public spaces, period, is looked down upon and mocked, yet Muslim prayer calls over loudspeakers is acceptable.
Homosexuals and their supporters rampaged Christian churches and terrorized Mormons based on their support of Prop 8, and many attempted to blame black people, yet nary a peep was heard about Muslim support of Prop 8. Why? Because folks know a Muslim will cut you and cut you deep if you try to defame their religion or a mosque.
Even before 9/11 provoked this wave of "sympathy" for Islam and its followers, people have had a certain sort of respect for Muslims and their religion, a respect that precludes them from mocking Allah or Muhammad, et al.
Not so for Christians!
We're mocked openly, lampooned, derided, and kicked. No one is afraid of us or any sort of retaliation. There is no fear of what would happen if someone harassed or terrorized a Christian church. Daily, teachers attempt to undermine biblical teachings (I'm in college and I have a professor who seems to get her rocks off on trying to poke holes into Christianity based on the "archaeological record"), and just about anyone who prays or carries a bible is looked upon askance.
Because we're wusses. Christians today have too much world in them and not enough Jesus. We're as fat and comfortable as unsaved Americans, and don't get me started on the fact that Sunday is the most segregated day of the week.
There has to be a reason Billy Graham is revered by the American public--he's shown the might and power of God. Us everyday Christians do not. We have the same attitudes, actions and responses as the world. And to make matters worse, a lot of Christians are simply religious and use the Gospel for material and sexual gain. When these fakers and false prophets are exposed, and "religious/conservative" leaders and politicians are caught with their pants down, it further heightens the contempt shown towards Christians.
When the Israelites were doing good, every nation around them trembled in awe and fear over their God. God did stupendous miracles for His people, feats that were solely to reflect His glory on earth and His glory through His people. That is how we are supposed to live on this planet. Christians have been playing "church" for far too long, and that is why we have no respect and definitely do not reflect God's might and awesomeness on earth. I don't mean that Christians need to intimidate people, or be crazy zealots who riot at the mere mention of Jesus' name by an unbeliever, but we, as Christians, have let the world blaspheme and jerk around the name of the Lord. Not only do we not approach Him with fear and trembling, but we show the same contempt and take Him for granted, just like the world.
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