Everyone ought to give this pitiful source a glance to see just how disturbed the Left continues to be. Words fail me as to just why the Left finds victims where the wind blows but routinely assumes it’s Americans — Conservatives, “the Right,” whatever — who are to blame. But they do do that; it is inexplicable just the same.
This guy actually writes (at length) about the similarity between Shirley Sherrod as victim with the Imam (~he’s a victim!~) who is behind the plan to build that mega-mosque at Ground Zero. And then takes on just how it is right and good that Liberals in America have “changed” Catholicism and Judaism.
Do any Liberals even believe in the Torah as it is written? They discount the Bible in many a key phrase and message and they consider the Torah (Old Testament generally to us Christians) antiquated and dismissible when it contradicts with Liberal desires: they’re “Progressives” when and if they lay aside the ~burdens of these religious theologies~ and ~reach for their desires instead~!
Much as they refer to our U.S. Constitution, Progressives identifying themselves as Jews or Christians tend to dismiss the integrity of the Torah and Bible, respectively, as “mere reference” or “spring board” for beliefs that they then patch together in revisionist theology or deem “reformed” beliefs that increasingly bear little resemblance to the originals. Activism from the bench, activism from the Torah, activism from the Bible, it’s the “Progressives” humanism that runs headstrong over what the theology instructs toward a Liberal political escape from the absolute.
As a Catholic, I see and read so many preposterously bizarre and “quasi-doctrinal” statements from the Left who also claim to be Catholic (or Christian), yet reject what the Church, Catholic theology and the Bible instruct in favor of their own, humanist, socio-political demands and desires. They pursue their Liberal socio-political views and then stutter to make the Bible and the Church “work” into that. That’s not Christianity, that’s not Catholicism and from what I’ve understood from my Orthodox Jewish friends and more, that’s not Judaism, either. But it IS the political operation of Liberals.
So what I believe this terribly misguided writer — as an obvious Liberal — refers to as “changes” represents his assumptions that Liberalism trumps Jesus Christ and Moses and the Prophets.
And now he wants readers to let the Imam trump America.
He whines as follows, one wonders why such persons so eagerly service those who exploit them.
Feisal Abdul Rauf and Shirley Sherrod have a lot in common.
At first blush, that might seem a strange assertion. Abdul Rauf is a naturalized U.S. citizen and a Muslim imam in New York City; Sherrod is a black woman from the American South. But they have been both selected as targets by a conservative media machine that is so intent on creating useful villains that it pays little or no attention to concepts such as truth or accuracy. The goal is to create “Objects of Hate” that can then be used to inflame the American public.
Abdul Rauf, for example, describes himself as “both a Muslim and an American citizen, as proud of the important and fundamental principles that America stands for as I am the important and fundamental principles for which Islam stands.”
In fact, Abdul Rauf argues, the reason so many Muslims flee their native countries to come here is because the United States is actually more true to Islamic principles of “human equality, human liberty and social justice” than many so-called Islamic societies. (– Continued).
Yes, the writer wants you to believe that America is “more true to Islamic principles…than…Islamic societies.” Yes, he reasons, building a mosque at Ground Zero serves to help America. Yes, he opines, the Imam is being victimized by bad America in search of villians (which means, the Imam is a victim of America) so we should, like, give in already, build the mosque at Ground Zero and hang our heads in recognition that America is now a more-Muslim society than anywhere else! Don’t you get it, America, that’s why Muslims attacked us on 9/11, because we’re “more Muslim than” Muslim “societies”!
“And, we can change Islam like we changed the Bible and the Torah and threw away the Ten Commandments and called Christianity “hate speech” and rally behind eugenics and infanticide!”
Pray for this man’s healing of mind and soul.
Pray that that writer of that deplorably appeasing, blind and foolish opinion piece opens his eyes, stands up straight and grows more neurons, for starters.
Pray that the writer of that opinion piece in his misguided nonsense does not enable greater suffering for others.
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