UI – Part 187 – Overt Muslim Sensitivity
Oh So Sensitive
The Quran makes Muslims overtly sensitive to concerns, questions, commentary, doubt, and even objections to how, who and what they believe; many feel compelled to react violently. The spector of aversion to their ideological foundation is a cry of persecution which can result in actions we now refer to as terrorism, warlike tactics, suicide missions, jihad, and other means to resist, or ‘fight’ in the name of Allah. It can be disturbing to non-Muslim observers, certainly the victims, and even moderates.
A lack of tolerance towards humans not of the same persuasion is justified by a pronouncement by Muhammad recorded in the Quran of ‘Superiority’ above others. (Sura 9:29: “Fight those who believe not in Allah…until they pay the tax in acknowledgement of superiority and they are in a state of subjection.”) Humility is not exhibited, as a characteristic, towards dhimmi’s, for it would be a sign of weakness. The Quran depicts Christ as weak, so claimed by the Prophet, when Christ allowed himself to be crucified. The statement Muslims make is, “if Christ was Divine why did he not save himself from being killed at the hands of the Roman soldiers He had the power, but by not doing so he proved himself weak and not as God.”
What they miss is Christ’s humility, his service to mankind, the sacrifice ending the need for any further sacrifice. Christ’s sacrifice was the act of ultimate Grace. What father would sacrifice his child as did God for the sake of others, in our case, all mankind. Is this not the example of love personified! Forgiveness was provided. What Muslims also miss is that Christ Lives.
To say Christ Lives is profound, but true. To love another, to be friends with another, to grow and develop with another, relationships are essential. When we think of a relationship we mentally connect with another person. We cannot have a relationship with a tree, with a car (well there are those that seem to), or a material object. Love of material items, like money, is as paganistic as idol worship. We can only like, love or relate, especially when it comes to discourse, with another human, except for Jesus Christ. As a living Being we can also have a relationship with Christ.
This idea will make Muslims sensitive. They do not believe we can have a relationship with the Supernatural. But they are wrong. This is what God made possible. He had his Son, incarnate, born of a virgin, as no man has ever been before or after, live among humans so they could come to know God. He did die as humans do, so humans could relate, as punishment for the sins of man. Jesus then descended to the depths to be with Satan as he demonstrated his ability to overcome sin and overcome death, as foretold, being made alive again. He arose from his tomb, walked among men for 40 more days and then ascended into heaven. He enjoyed a spiritual re-birth for mankind. The living Spirit of God then came to dwell in the hearts and souls of those who believe. This act of saving Grace made an eternal life with God possible. Thanks Be to God thru Christ we are able to be made phyically, spiritually and eternally alive with God.
Now consider reactions publicized by the Press throughout the World towards anything negative towards Allah, Muhammad and the Quran. Fatwa’s to ‘kill’ the authors have been announced by leading scholars, men of faith, the ulema, respected and considered teachers and disciples of Allah, taking the right to punish out of the hands of the Supernatural Judge, and putting the sword in the hand of ANY Muslim, whether a true believer or a cultural offspring. A rational human would not view such a call to act as appropriate or humane. Muhammad is interpreted as yielding to humans the power of Allah when it came to judging infidels. Sura 33.60 suggests, If the agitators desist not – We shall urge thee (believers) against them – then they shall not be neighbors. Accursed, they will be seized and slain (33.61). Even if you declared Muhammad in your view was not a Prophet, not in any way a Prophet of the stature of Biblical Prophets, you might be an ‘agitator’ and subject to the will of man. If that man be Muslim he would claim he is acting out the Will of Allah.
Thus the Overt Sensitivity of Muslims breaks down into insecurity and a apology for an ideology that can only be defended by force. Logic, examination, history, evidence, architectural and historical studies, do not substantiate this religion of Islam. It cannot stand on its own. It must be defended BY FORCE, BY MEN.
Allow Islam to stand-up to the scrutiny of the Bible, the likes of the life of Jesus, of the history of the Prophets of the Old Testament and fulfillment of the prophesies in the New Testament and then see what comes of it. If you have a conscience and an open mind, and are not living in fear or with restrictions on your freedoms, particularly those of Speech and Conscience, you may, permitted to do research and having access, just having access to a Bible even, find your worldview, your faith in Allah, altered. As truth is heard, is allowed to be said, it only makes sense. That is logos. Christ is Logos.
Grace and Peace