Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Crusades Anyone?

I was raised Catholic.  And I have a lot of Catholic baggage.

I am against the building of a Mosque near Ground Zero, though my opinion on that subject is not based on my religious beliefs.

I know some people who think it is an American "right" to build that Mosque near Ground Zero as a part of the U.S. Constitution or The Bill of Rights.  Freedom to choose your religion (or choose to not practice a religion) is your right as an American citizen.  Freedom to build whatever you want, wherever you want is not.

I don't know what the intentions are of the people who are looking to build the Mosque.  Are they to proclaim a Muslim "victory" on that site following the deaths of thousands on 9-11-01, as some people believe?  I don't know, and I will not assume that is the intention.

I feel if they were concerned about the feelings of their fellow American citizens and the survivors of all the victims in the attacks on 9-11-01 (including the victims of the Muslim extremists~the "terrorists"), they would not build a Mosque in that location.  I don't proclaim to know anything about the Muslim religion, but I do feel it is currently a victim of the Muslim extremists.

Sadly, the Muslim religion is quickly becoming a victim of the Christian extremists, as well.

I am distressed, as a human and as an American, that Muslims in America are currently living in fear.  I am elated that many are aware enough to attempt to bring greater understanding about their religion.

Christian extremists who choose to judge others are not truly following The King James Bible or the Gospels of The Lord.  People like Terry Jones seem to be on some power trip, believing they have the right to translate the Bible as they deem fit.  In the case of those listening to hypocrits like Terry Jones rather than reading the Bible for themselves, I'd like to share this quote from Matthew 7:1

Judge not, lest ye be judged.

No comments:

Post a Comment