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Too Many Mosques? The Truth America Does Not Want to Face.

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Sep 24, 2007 at 11:56

If this country operates under the premise of religious freedom, then the discussion of whether or not there are too many mosques would just as difficult to answer if the question were about too many churches (the quasi-Christian churches included), temples (Buddhist, Hindu, et al), synagogues, and other places of worship. That mosques are associated with the current world situation in the face of Islamic associations with increasing terrorist activities around the globe is acknowledged, but really a more subtle circumstance is being promoted in this apparent inability to stave off the increasing influences of oriental (read non-western) culture. There is a message here as we try to explain why it is so.

Darkness falls only when there is an absence of light. History shows that true spiritual enlightenment ebbs and flows only as truth is ignored or sought after in diligence. America was brought forth by people who, in search of spiritual truth, desired a place to seek out Almighty God without governmental interference, such as found in all places that imposed governmental religious practices, typically places that practiced the religious affiliations of the kings and emperors. That America became a place for disciples of Jesus Christ and Christianity is exquisitely evident by historical examination of the record, a fact that is under fire from every critical source, right down to the American governmental agencies, like the judiciary, that are supposed to protect such rights as religious freedom. What is the message here?

If there is a perception that there are too many mosques, is it not because we did not protect the practices of the Christian faithful that gave this country its spiritual life? Are we not fighting a war that has spiritual implications of who thinks their God is greater? Did this country not abandon the Christian influence of its inception by eliminating the Holy Bible and prayer by judicial edict in public places?

If we say that there are too many mosques, is it not because we have allowed minority interests to say that there are too many Christian churches? Darkness falls only when there is an absence of light. The glow of Christianity that was the guiding light of this country for so long is dimmer now, and America struggles for the lack of light. If America does not halt the flight from the light of the truth, then it will not make any difference if there are too many mosques or not, for there will be no light of the truth of Jesus Christ found in the churches they replaced. But all is not lost, and that is the message here.

The light that is Jesus Christ cannot be extinguished nor the truth that believing in Him brings. Humanity may try to shield itself from the blinding glare of the truth of Who Jesus Christ is, as America has been doing since the 1960's and before, but there is no escaping the inevitability of His truth. So, just when the conventional thinking says we have obliterated the light, it will break out and remove all the darkness and it will not make any difference that at one time, there were too many mosques.
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