Thought I would post some thoughts about a debate I wanted to start. I miss some of that aspect of what I used to be. What follows is my response to a query on my facebook page that I had as my status. I post it here because I realize that some of the individuals that read here are no longer on Facebook, they didn’t make it through the great purge, no offence meant just in a cleaning mood. here is the thread so far with name change to protect the other party.
Pellula: How ironic that in most countries where Christians want to build churches, they’re either persecuted and/or killed for the very thought of being a Christian and we can do nothing. Yet, a radical Muslim can come in our country, kill thousands of people and be allowed to build a mosque where it happened. Where are our rights???
We like to say that our country is a Christian country, people point to the pledge of Alegience as proof, I wonder if they realize that Under God was not in the origianl but that it was added in 1954 as were other words and phrases at different times.
Christianity has it’s own radical fringe just as those of the Muslim faith do. Westboro Baptist church, The KKK, Various militias. Many of these organizations claim Christianity as a base.
Having said all of that I also feel that it is important for Religious groups, all religous groups to think before they do someting. If there is concern over this by victims familes, not by politicians, not by pastors, but by people who lost loved ones that day, they should be willing to listen and change their plans.