My heart hurts to say this, but Christianity is dying. The number of people attending church has been dropping over the past few decades. More young people then ever before are declaring themselves to be atheist. Organizations like the ACLU and atheist groups are waging an all out war on religion in the public sector.
Christianity is being driven underground, and in some cases to extinction, by anti-religion zealots.
This is where Islam comes in. Where Christians usually respect court orders, sharia law does not recognize man-made laws.
When asked about taxes, Christ said “render until Caesar what is Caesars.” In other words, respect the government and abide by the laws.
In contrast to Christ teachings, Islam would have never recognized Caesar as a leader, much less respected the laws that Caesar passed. The only law is sharia law, period.
Christ taught us to love one another.
Islam teaches its followers to kill anyone that disrespects Islam and/or Allah.
Qur’an (5:51) – O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you – then indeed, he is [one] of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people.
Qur’an (3:85) – And whoever desires a religion other than Islam, it shall not be accepted from him, and in the hereafter he shall be one of the losers.
Quran (4:76) – Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah.
Quran (8:12) – I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them
Quran (5:33) – The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned
Quran 5:33 orders the murder of those that wage war against Allah. This is the weakness of Christianity. As Christians we are supposed to love our neighbors, even if they hate us. Muslims are supposed to kill those that hate them. In the long run, which one do you think will win?
For decades atheist have been waging a war against Christianity, and the atheist have been winning. No longer can we have prayer in school, no longer can we have the ten commandments or a cross on public property. Christianity has been driven out of public view one lawsuit at a time, one court decision at a time.
Islam will fill the void left by Christianity.
People need something to believe in. We need to feel there is more to life then just paying taxes and dying.
Something that was said in the movie Malcolm X with Denzel Washington has stuck in my mind: If you offer two glasses of water to someone, one glass is dirty water, the other glass clean water, which one will the person drink? They will take the glass of clean water every time.
With Christianity being displaced, Islam will step forward and offer people that glass of clean water. In other words, Islam will offer people a clean way of living. Instead of Christianity offering help to those in need of guidance, it will be Islam. This is the point made in the Malcolm X movie. Show people a better way of living, and most of them will take it.
I have to respect Islam for its stance on drinking and living a clean lifestyle.
Islam as a whole brings a lot of good teachings to humanity. Its the radicals and the zealots that screw it up for everyone else. But this is true with any belief, not just Islam. Christianity has its fair share of blood on its hands. Christians have slaughtered untold numbers of people in the last 2,000 years, all in the name of Christ.
There is no difference between a Christian zealot and a Muslim zealot. Both are detrimental to the overall good of humanity.
Thankfully, the number of Christian zealots have been on the decrease over the past couple of hundred years. But on the other hand, Islam is spreading out of the middle east.
While Christianity has willingly crawling into the shadows to die, Islam is a little more persistent.
How many Christians blow up Islamic Mosque? How many Christians put Muslims to death? But the reverse can not be said. In the middle east there is a war being waged against Christians. A war being led by radical Muslims.
The main question is, how well are the atheist and the Muslims going to get along? The atheist are used to taking Christians to court, and the Christians doing as they are told, which is roll over and die. What is going to happen when radical Muslims start killing atheist? Atheist will say, the people doing the killing will go to prison. Well yea, but that does not fix the problem. there will be millions more to take their place.
So what do you think? Do you think Islam will grow as Christianity continues to retreat? Or will atheist drive all religions into extinction?