On a regular basis, the media tells us how we in the
A case developing in the
Islamic extremists are rallying by the thousands to call for the death of Gillian Gibbons for insulting their prophet. It is noted that Islamic leaders in the
Think about it for a moment. Suppose someone named their teddy bear “Moses.” Sure, some Jews might be offended. However, it is inconceivable that those offended Jews would call for the death of the person who named the teddy bear. Suppose someone named a teddy bear “Jesus.” Perhaps a handful of fanatics would be upset, but again, I can not see them calling for someone’s death.
A more likely example for Christians would come in
One can not also see Buddhists calling for the death of some teacher who named a teddy bear Buddha.
Some pundits call the Islamic extremists evil. Others call them insane. Take your pick. There is something wrong with any religion that demands the death or even the imprisonment of a human being over something as simple as the name of a teddy bear chosen by children. What compounds this wrong is that the woman who is at the center of this pure hate is a woman who went to
The calls for her death are outrageous and hateful. They are based upon the evil or insane manipulation of the ignorant by a handful of power hungry monsters that seem to care more about showing their power than communing with and understanding God. It is a clear example of the hate and lunacy we in the western world are up against.
Yet, we are asked by some among us to tolerate those who hate us so and who would kill innocent people for insane reasons. Christ did tell us to pray for our enemies, but he did not tell us to let them dictate to us how to live or what is civilized.
The treatment of teacher Gillian Gibbons should be called for what it is: flat wrong on all accounts, civil, religious and moral. It should also be a wakeup call for those of us who think that extreme Islam just wants to live in peace with us. They do not. They want to kill us over the least of things.