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Why Fundamentalist Christianity Works in Democracy and Fundamentalist Islam Does Not.

Reader comment on item: A Democratic Islam?
in response to reader comment: Are Democracy and Secularism really inseparable?

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Apr 29, 2008 at 16:48

One of the best examples of wrong information about what governs true Christianity comes from those who do not have a personal knowledge of the Almighty God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, nor possess any knowledge of Yeshua HaMashiach, the Savior Anointed of Almighty God to reveal the truth found in the Hebrew Holy Scriptures. Without such personal knowledge, no individual has any ability to speak to the truth contained therein and must, in this instance, resort to the writings of unbelief about Yeshua, such as that found in the Quran.

In attempting to find fault with either Judaism or Christianity, and trying to separate them for the lack of understanding why one is dependent on the other, the same old battle of pitting the people of Israel against an anti-Semitic view of Christianity (which in truth is an antithetical mis-application of Biblical truth) becomes the tool for unbelievers in Yeshua HaMashiach to try and invalidate the complete Hebrew Holy Scriptures (both the Torah and the Brit Hadassah). The lies about such things will blind the unbelievers, but the truth will remain, and remains yet.

Democracy and secularism are indeed interwoven, for in a true democracy, freedom and liberty are the very expressions that allow Christianity to express its belief system, just as Catholicism, Mormonism, Buddhism, Shinto, Hindu, Sikhism, etc., etc., are all allowed to express and practice their belief system along with Islam and atheism and all the rest. Atheism finds its best forum in a secularist society, a relatively modern social situation.

Now, remembering that America is actually a republic that utilizes democratic practices for the functions of government, we can understand that religious beliefs such as that of Islam do better in America than in other western societies because everyone has the expressed freedom to do so. If one thinks that such expression needs to be controlled, then going to someplace that exerts the type of control like that expressed in Islamic fundamental doctrine is suggested (like Saudi Arabia, really the only best example for Muslims, for there is the only place one can do Hajj).

Muslims living in democratic societies like America and Canada are actually running the risk of compromising their belief systems, for if they are so immersed in a ‘contaminated' culture, they cannot claim true separation from that with which they are associated, even in a place with a secular separation. On the contrary, away from the west, other Muslims in Islamic societies must contend with the separate issues that divide Sunni and Shiite ideologies, and those of opposing factions contend with whose system is better and will overcome. This cannot happen in a democratic society, so one wonders how Iraq will eventually work out.

It is reiterated here that although Christianity functions in a democratic environment, it is in its core element a theocratic following of Yeshua HaMashiach. Once the truth of the central Person is separated by a false Christian religious belief system from government, then a secular mentality overtakes the government and any corruption becomes possible then. At that point, any accusation of corruption of a government can be made, but to associate it with true Christianity with attempt of defamation are contrary to the truth contained in the Hebrew Holy Scriptures. Thus Christians true to their faith are admonished to be spiritually separated.

The final point to be made here is the mistake that is made by assuming Paul of Tarsis is anti-Old Testament, and for any who say so show ignorance in what has been written. Thus, when someone who holds the Quran dear says that there is some defect in the Hebrew Holy Scriptures and that is why they believe the Quran is better, it is showing their unbelief in the Hebrew Holy Scriptures, and if they maintain their unbelief, then they cannot find its truth. The Prophet of Islam did not believe in the truth of Yeshua HaMashiach, so he was not able to understand what was written. This is evident in the contradictions between the Hebrew Holy Scriptures and the Quran, and why they are antithetically opposed to each other.

Only in a democracy can such things be discussed like it is here in this forum; enjoy it while it remains so. For the time is coming, and is fast upon us, where such things can no longer be in this world, for those who would control it are ready to make it so when they get their chance.

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