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All Christians Are Not Spineless
Though John Derbyshire made valid points that a misguided, sentimental and (I would add) secularized Christianity is largely responsible for encouraging Muslim immigration and in promoting the attitude that all religions must be "respected," even equally so, I believe a major component of resistance to islamization is found in the Christians of America. For every Bishop Muskens in Europe, we in America have many Evangelical leaders who take the threat of Islam seriously and who understand it for what it is, which is a false religion. John and others may believe that Christianity is equally false, but it is contrary to logic to hold that they are both equally true.
Many Evangelical leaders are taking real risks by speaking out. Bill Keller is one:
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A Christian televangelist who harshly criticizes Islam and other religions said Friday that his late-night program is being pulled off the air because of pressure from a Muslim group.
Earlier this month, officials from the Council on American Islamic Relations wrote a letter to the TV station's owners asking for an investigation of the show it broadcasts, "Live Prayer with Bill Keller." ...
In a May 2 broadcast, the televangelist said Islam was a "1,400-year-old lie from the pits of hell" and called the Prophet Mohammed a "murdering pedophile." He also called the Koran a "book of fables and a book of lies."...
And Ted Baehr is another:
HOLLYWOOD, CA (ANS) -- San Francisco, Calif. – Dr. Ted Baehr, chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission and member of the board for the Theological Summit Conference, debated Muslims about the violent beginnings of their faith at a symposium on Globalization & Its Discontents at the University of San Francisco on August 4th, 2007.
The Muslims in the audience of a panel on “Christian-Muslim Dialogue and Human Rights” agreed that Mohammed killed 3,000 people, but in a time of war. Dr. Baehr countered that argument by pointing out that Jesus could have gone to war against His enemies if he wanted to, but refused to do so.
“Mohammed killed his enemies, but Jesus died for his enemies,” Dr. Baehr added.
When the Muslims protested that, according to their religion, Jesus did not die, Dr. Baehr said that this “eccentric” belief contradicts the historical record.
And I would also add, this is a major component of the Muslim denial of Christ's divinity: denial of his resurrection.