Religionists better than their religion…

Video: Iraqi TV Host Breaks Down Crying On-Air Over What ISIS Has Done to His Country’s Christians

“Our country is like a rose, and its petals are the Christians, the Arabs, the Kurds, the Sabians, the Shabak people,” Mahdi continued. “These are all our countrymen.” … 

Another panelist agreed, adding: “The Christians have done nothing wrong. They haven’t hurt a soul. On the contrary, they are peaceful people, who love all sects. They are honorable people, with high moral values.”

“We stand one hundred percent in solidarity with them,” he concluded.

I have long held that “most Muslims are better than their religion”, while all Christians, by the very nature of the case, are “worse than their religion”. The average Muslim, like the average citizen in a Communist country, is basically a decent person (as far as fallen human nature and the residual natural law permit, of course). The zeal of Muslims for what they think is God should, and does, put most lax Christians to shame, myself included. Of course, this is not to say that violence is not endemic to Islam, or that repression is not endemic to Communism. It is simply to say that “moderate Islam” is just shorthand for “Islam which is not currently able to unfurl its wings”.


About The Codgitator (a cadgertator)

Catholic convert. Quasi-Zorbatic. Freelance interpreter, translator, and web marketer. Former ESL teacher in Taiwan (2003-2012) and former public high school teacher (2012-2014). Married father of three. Multilingual, would-be scholar, and fairly consistent fitness monkey. My research interests include: the interface of religion and science, the history and philosophy of science and technology, ancient and medieval philosophy, and cognitive neuroscience. Please pray for me.
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One Response to Religionists better than their religion…

  1. Ilíon says:

    Well, you know how it is — a Moslem is a good Man … to the extent that he is a bad Moslem (and a bad Man to the extent that he is a good Moslem)

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