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Shape Shifting Paradigms Always Leave Out One Thing - Truth

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Aug 18, 2010 at 17:36

While there may an appearance of little or no observations of the duplicity in castigating the west for its handling of Muslim sensibilities, in actuality, there have been quite a few exchanges in this forum making the exact assertions commented on here. Is there a sense that not enough is made of the inequities found in the places you mention? To be sure; yet there is a posturing that says what is supposed to happen here in America regarding freedom of religious expression is not the norm elsewhere.

But we have to remember, it is the religious intolerance of those places, from times of history before there was even an America, where religious expression was at the behest of the religious officers of the state and personal religious expression was controlled by the clergy. That freedom was released in America; though now to be controlled by the nation/state under the auspices of a judicial system overzealous to an extreme of a different sort. How else can one explain that forbidding of Biblical things in the public governmental forum is the rule of law while few see the religious foreboding of the current American Administration endorsing religious expression of a different sort?

Now in Israel, we see a democratic system under a different umbrella of religious expression. In Israel, there is no American Constitution (nor anywhere else for that matter) that gives a right to freedom of religious expression in a way never seen before, nor will ever again if lost in this generation. But, back here in America, that is exactly what is in process; that any religious expression, or lack thereof (save that of the Biblically based discipleship of Jesus Christ), can be celebrated. But express any desire to be observant of being faithful to Jesus Christ and more often than not you find yourself fighting it in the courts. In the places mentioned for their religious intolerance, this is not even a matter to be decided legally: being Christian in those places is an automatic violation of the sensibilities that we find attacking Christianity anywhere else found in the world, even in Manhattan.

Why is there a double standard? The evidence presents itself: being Christian and true to His following is a reason for unbelief to attack what it does not understand, nor wants to. It is all part of the human condition Biblically referenced as sin; and those that fight against Jesus Christ can't handle that.

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