2 readers online now  |  69 million page views

The source of Law indicates the GOD of the culture; Britain's GOD may be shifting from Christ to Allah...do you care ?

Reader comment on item: Britain's Encounter with Islamic Law

Submitted by David Alan (United States), Feb 13, 2008 at 15:28

just as the USA has done so recently - I don't mean all Brits do so. I just mean that the source of Law indicates the God the culture, on the main, reveres & derives it's meaning from. Britain & the USA beheld Christian & Biblical Truth as foundational to their legal system, ergo, Christ was the God behind the culture. Slowly this has shifted. What is the cause ? Manifold : Forgotten History, Postmodernist relativistic ethics, secularist assumptions foisted upon a Biblically ignorant population, lies promulgated to make Western Civilization feel guilty for having affluence. I'm sure many more causes & effects could be named.

IMHO, it's the goofy side of apostasy from Christ & His Law, that makes a nominally Christian population complain about aggressive & consistent Islam, - as if they didn't "roll out the red carpet" to the Islamists by their indifference to Truth. Don't want to live consistent with your faith ? Want the fruits of Christian Liberty, but not the requirements ? - You will be replaced by a people who will be more consistent, even if on a mistaken premise. Complain all about Islamic culture; but you are ashamed of Western Christian Civilization. 100 years of denigrating your roots will have that effect, eh ? As CS Lewis' rhyme from 'The Magician's Nephew' puts it: "....Find your hearts' desire; and find despair...." Why the surprise on the rise of Sharia Law ? Shift in Law comes from Shift in Religion !

Nature abhors a vacuum. There MUST be a consistent center for Law, Ethics, Morality, for all human action to be codified with. Western Civilization, for 2,000 years (longer if you add in OT eras preceding Christendom). So, in the past century & a half, theological & cultural termites have been eating away at the West's essential Chrisitan foundation, just as Muslims have been gaining steam, wealth -- and therefore hegemony over us. If you claim to be Christian, try this challenge - read Psalm 2 & Psalm 110 and ask if you've heard this truth about Jesus Christ preached in your church lately. America & Britain both, must either see a total Christian Reformation or give in to a creeping Islamic shift - with 'secularism' the 'buffer' stage - toleration is the phase now - which is simply the phase where one Orthodoxy gives way to a more aggressive Orthodoxy. Your elected officials will rue this day they shifted the language to 'soften' the Islamic blow. But I truly pray that Christians and wise Brits (and we Americans) are making ready to stand for Truth, especially those who abhor how their 'leaders' are selling them out.

This doesn't mean that we support GWB's agressive war in Iraq - it's making Islamic terrorism more likely, not less. It's just that "Culture is religion, externalized', and that has many, many implications, exemplefied by this article. God save Britain, the USA & bring the Muslims to Christ is our prayer. May all the Christians wake up in time. Don't fight the Muslim world with bombs & bullets, transform them with the light of Christ ! Be honestly proud of your Christian Heritage - its fruit of Liberty & Freedom are the envy of the world - and the only means of bringing liberty to the whole earth.

David Alan

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to The source of Law indicates the GOD of the culture; Britain's GOD may be shifting from Christ to Allah...do you care ? by David Alan

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)