Sunday, April 26, 2009

Allow me another anecdote

I ran across Jay Seculow's radio show the other day while driving from one job to another. My interest was piqued because Seculow was talking about the recent release of the report from the Homeland Security Dept., and the UCLJ's actions in response.

When the phone lines were opened a female caller prefaced her concerns with this statement which I'll paraphrase: "I'm sorry, but we've elected a Muslim to the presidency." I don't think the latter part of the statement was actually aired because Seculow intentionally cut her mic in the very midst of her making the statement. Thus, her larger point was not allowed to be made.

Seculow then entered upon a diatribe about how he wasn't going to question Hussein's profession of faith, nor the way in which he chooses to exercise his religion, which, of course, Hussein claims to be Christianity. He didn't come out and say it, of course, but the implication was clear enough -- Jay Seculow is a bought-and-paid-for, holier-than-thou "liberal Christian." You know, one of those Christians who believes in fairness and "tolerance" and non-discrimination as the ultimate goal and ruling principles of any legitimate society. He also, by implication, has a problem with Christianity's exclusivism, as well as with Christians who understand and accept this essential aspect of Christianity. But that doesn't negate the fact that Christianity IS exclusivistic.

Tell ya what, Jay, you go on not questioning Hussein's faith and his exercise of faith (and by extension anyone and everyone else's), while at the same time discriminating against Christian callers bold enough to assert the essential doctrines of the Christian faith. But let me ask you this: what part of Holy writ, and what part of the New Testament and Christ's ministry in particular, do you presume to cite in defense of this "Christian" position of yours? Take your time.


The_Editrix said...

I understand that Obama's faith is not the topic of this entry, but the way how it is dealt with it. However, allow me a slightly off-topic comment. I have stated from the beginning that Obama is a Muslim and gotten nothing but adverse reactions, from unbelieving to openly hostile. Now, after the magic first 100 days, people seem to be much more reluctant to dismiss the thought. I am remembered of the Gandhi-quote "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." It doesn't fully apply here, though. Enlightenment came so quickly that stage three was skipped already and "winning" is the last thing I wish to do in this case.

America has a certain (to me) unexplainable strength, which has all through your history served as self-saving (for want of a better word). The current situation is not just mortally dangerous, but has (again to me) a creepy, spine-chilling quality I never experienced before. May God help you!

Terry Morris said...

Thank you Nora.

I've said since Hussein first stated publicly his interest in running for the presidency that his connections to Islam was enough, in and of itself, to disqualify him from serving in any capacity under the United States, much less the presidency. I mean, in a sane America.

Add to that all of the other factors -- a complete lack of high-level executive experience, his leftist radicalism, his belief in his own self importance and the resulting inability to govern himself when self-restraint, particularly in a chief executive officer, is of the utmost moment, and etc. -- and you have the precise ingredients necessary to bring on the disaster that is forthcoming.

I think Americans are fair minded enough to give people the benefit of the doubt until the evidence suggests, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the accusation against the person in question is accurate. But as with anything else this "fair mindedness" can be taken to the extreme, and anything taken to the extreme is, as I've said many, many times, bad. Like our government, Americans are way out of balance right now. In fact, a good argument can be made that our government is out of balance because the people are out of balance. But I'll leave that for another discussion.

Lord, forgive us, for we know not what we've done.

The_Editrix said...

Well, nobody will ever accuse us being fair-minded, and yet we are making fatal mistakes as well. I wonder whether, at the end of the day, it makes a difference.