I have been going to church all my life. In the early 1950’s when I was four years old my Dad would give me a dime to place in the offering plate at church. By the time I was in elementary school I was getting a quarter each and every Sunday that was to be used as my offering to my church and to the Lord. I really enjoyed watching the ushers pass the plate among the pews. Being a typical seven year old I found the worship service boring and confining. I was never good at sitting still for a full hour which seemed like eternity. When the offering was received it gave me a chance to stretch in a holy cause. I could fish around in my pocket for the quarter. If I was really lucky there were no other parishioners sitting nearby in the pew which would mean I could stand up, take a few steps and pass the plate to the next waiting church member. This action was the ecclesiastical equivalent of the Seventh Inning Stretch.
As I grew older I developed a deeper understanding of the offering. It was not simply about money. It was also about time and talents. How we gave of ourselves in service to others and to God. Indeed, I came to realize that we best showed our love for God by serving our fellow human beings. The offering was a central part of worship whereby each week we dedicated ourselves to the service of humanity. The offering in my thinking had evolved into a practical way for putting the Golden Rule into action.
Muslims have a far, far different understanding of offering. First in Islam, there is no Golden Rule. Muslims do not recognize equality in the human family. There are literally three tiers of human beings. At the top of the heap are Muslim males. Next come Muslim women who are always owned by some Muslim male; husband, brother, father or even one of her sons. All Muslim women are the property of some Muslim male. At the very bottom are all of us unbelievers or kaffirs. We exist to furnish the Muslims with what ever they need through the payment of the jizya. We are subhumans who are to be killed. That is our destiny under the Sharia.
The Muslim offering is best expressed in the beheading of the unbelievers. Muslims talk all the time about the sacrifice of the unbelievers to their blood thirsty primitive god, Allah. Our slaughter is a highly formalized ritual of human sacrifice with a litany of “Allahu Akbar”. Hideous decapitation is to be fate of every infidel on the planet. This did not begin with ISIS. This horrible ritual is far older. It started with the perfect Islamic man, Mohammed, himself over 1400 years ago. Mohammed was the original Islamic beheader.
This resurgence of beheading that has taken place in such diverse locations as Mosul, Iraq and Moore, Oklahoma will literally spread all over the globe unless we stop it. The fate of Western Civilization hangs in the balance. For starters we need to totally annihilate ISIS. What are the lives of 30,000 ISIS sadists compared to the billions of good people they wish to decapitate as an offering to their monster god, Allah? This deranged movement needs to be stopped; the sooner the better. Mercy to these madmen is cruelty to the decent people of the world.