69 million page views

Remove the plank from your eye

Reader comment on item: [The American Muslim Council:] 'Mainstream' Muslims?
in response to reader comment: Why Christians hate Muslims.....

Submitted by Sidda (United States), Mar 22, 2006 at 17:37

Proud Muslim,

Your assertions of the moral turpitude of Christians are completely baseless. First off, not everyone who lives in the West is a Christian. There are all types of beliefs represented here, including Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, pagans, Mormons, atheists, just to name a few. Some are religious and others are not; it is a personal choice.

As a Christian, I can assure you that there is nothing in the Bible which condones immoral behavior. Nothing which says it is ok to rape, murder, or sexually harrass anyone. On the contrary, we have laws against those things and those who are guilty of perpetrating those crimes are punished. In contrast, women who are raped in Islamic countries are sometimes blamed for the rape and murdered by a family member to preserve the family honor.

Christians believe that God grants us FREE WILL to CHOOSE between good and evil. Jesus says to judge not lest you be judged. In other words, God will be the judge of the disposition of a person's soul--not you or me.

Sure, some Christians may wear bikinis and drink alcohol, but we do not saw the heads off of bound, helpless victims while shouting praises to God, nor do we glorify those who strap bombs onto themselves and intentionally target innocent civilians--again in the name of Islam, or execute those who convert from Christianity to Islam.

Arabs were very active in the slave trade. Not only that, but Saudi Arabia did not make slavery illegal until 1962. Furthermore, arabs are raping and enslaving black Sudanese TODAY. Christians in Muslims lands are being persecuted TODAY. So please spare us the moral superiority.
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".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2023 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.)