"The nations shall know that I am the Lord,” says the Lord God, “when I am hallowed in you before their eyes." ~ Ezekiel 36:23

Saturday, April 17, 2010

jihads come in a variety of flavors

Main Entry: ji·had
Variant(s): also je·had \ji-?häd, chiefly British -?had\
Function: noun
Etymology: Arabic jih?d
Date: 1869
1 : a holy war waged on behalf of Islam as a religious duty; also : a personal struggle in devotion to Islam especially involving spiritual discipline
2 : a crusade for a principle or belief

There is no Muslim exclusivity to jihads, or crusades.

American anti-moral liberal fanatics wage jihads against those perceived as Christians every day in the United States of America. Our American historical heritage suffers the onslaught of court filings, media saturation “bombing”, political pandering and other nastiness in a frenzy of purposeful reaction to any mention of God, Jesus or the Bible in our open society.

“Free speech” is the shield used to parry the claims of those offended by these liberal fanatic agendas which, ironically, pour the burning oils of hatred and mis-truth on those who are in diagreement with their anti-moral philosophies. ” Free speech” applies, in their minds, only to their personal logistics; any use of free speech by their perceived enemies is “religious activity”.

”Immoral” refers to those activities which are inherently taught as wrong in the Judeo-Christian world. The anti-moral seek to destroy any facet of morality in this country; their aim is fixed on religion as a whole, in specific the followers of Jesus, but in general seeking to silence anyone who might raise a banner of “right vs wrong” over their atrocities.

Morality can not be legislated and I agree that a particular religion must not be forced upon anyone in this country by the civil government. That’s what the Constitution states and I hold that as a wise embodiment.

What the Constitution does not say is that religion or religious activity must be silenced by that same government. It says, in fact, quite the opposite.

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” ~ The 1st Amendment to the Constitution, 1791

It speaks for itself.

Mankind has been divided into two factions since its inception; those who would follow God, the Creator, and those who would not. 2000 some odd years ago the chasm betwen these two factions widened somewhat; those who would follow Jesus, the Son of God, and those who would not.

The jihads in our society today are waged in the courts of law, in the streets of protest and in the media of contention. The weapons are currently words, slung back and forth by those caught up in the frenzy of self righteousness fury, paving the way for the next phase, a war fought not with words, but with legal persecution in this country, resulting in the imprisonment and death of those followers of Jesus. We know its coming because we have been told, we have been warned and we believe it to be true.

The irony is that those who hold the teaching of Jesus, must meet the persecution with a heart of kindness to those who persecute. Our hearts and hands must be engaged in gentle acts of kindness and spreading the truth to those who would hear it and receive. It’s not going to be easy, but it must be just. That’s what Jesus would do.

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