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Is Belief in the Truth Wrong?

Reader comment on item: Stop the NYC Madrassa
in response to reader comment: Teaching Beliefs: What is a Belief Worth?

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Aug 17, 2007 at 02:07

In responding to where one might think it is wrong in using the example of the two young Koreans to contrast beliefs, let us settle the one part that seemed to some to be petty diatribe. It is not a descent in discussions of spiritual import to present truth, that the beliefs of those young Koreans in the Holy Bible, which are the same beliefs of this reader in Jesus Christ, are exactly what is at stake in these times of conflict between Christian believers and believers of the Muslim Prophet.

Those two young believers believed in Jesus Christ, and when they were put to death by the adherents of the Taliban, they were, according to their beliefs and the beliefs of this reader, immediately in the presence of Jesus Christ, just as the Holy Bible says.

If we ignore the underlying truth of the reasons why people are up in arms over the opening of this Madrassah, then what are the reasons for stopping it? The Taliban are virulently opposed to any form of and they are only a page away from the topics potentially to be taught in the KGIA. It is evident by the sponsorship of the school that the Arabic to be taught is Quranic Arabic, the language that is the heart of original Islam.

If the belief in Jesus Christ is reason enough in other countries to kill believers, and the original intent of Islam is to replace Christianity (and that is what they are already preaching here in America), how long before it is a present situation here?

We are told further in the Holy Bible that we fight spiritual battles constantly, and the real battles between believers in Jesus Christ and believers in the Prophet of the Quran are real enough as we mention again the deaths of those young Koreans. It is the heart of the battle over there and we cannot afford to miss the point of that over here.

Again, referring to the last four paragraphs in this reader's previous comments, what is anyone willing to believe, and what is one willing to pay for it? It is exactly the reason why there is an offense taken in the opening of the Madrassah, and if this country had not forsaken its beginnings in its Christian roots, America would have a stronger position for a battle of beliefs (eventually to the death, spiritually, if not physically), for anyone's beliefs in the truth, just as we see in the deaths of those two young Koreans.

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