Different Floors of the House

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Islam is a form of Government?

Jesus said:

“Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s”

Thereby effectively separating the Church from the State.

But Jesus doesn't stop there:

“If you were of the world, the world would love it’s own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said unto you, the servant is not greater than his Master. If they have persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept My saying, they will keep yours also.” (John 15:19-20)

Jesus separates his followers from the World! The separation of Church and Planet. That's crazy, amiright?

Islam, on the other hand seems ONLY concerned with the position of itself int he world and among this planet's governments:

“You are the best community evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong” (3:110).

Sorry about the annoying digitized voice, just mute it and read the whole thing!

Is Islam a religion? Sure it is, but it is a religion that demands all nations bow before it and that it's people be in charge over all the nations.

Hmm. If Islam's religious duties and political aspirations are entwined, I think we have a serious Constitutional problem here. So much for exercising constitutional rights to build a mosque (and yes, it IS a mosque) at Ground Zero in N.Y. (And yes, it IS at Ground Zero). While Christian clergy are ambassadors for an other-worldly power, the very presence of Muslim clergy on American soil is an apparent violation of the United States Constitution.

Links for reading what "moderate" Muslim scholars say about the separation of Church and State:

An FAQ on Islam

Separation Of Church And State (Secularism)

A ProCon wishy-washy fest.

EDIT: I Just ran across this article today...he says EXACTLY what I'm saying about half way through the interview...ah the collective brain is a hummin! A quote from the interview:

We need to remember that Islam is not a religion, but a totalitarian way of life with a religious component. Yet we protect the entire thing under the first amendment. Stop and think about it. Islam is a legal system, a political system, a financial system, a dress code, a moral code, and a social structure, yet we protect it as a first amendment issue. That’s our fundamental mistake.

That's all.