The world is too complicated to fully understand anything. But we must try. I’m a white Christian. I have some concern that my thoughts may be biased. So, I write this with my Muslim friend of 50 years, Bachir, in mind.
Traditional Islam executes homosexuals. Traditional Christians love them, only hate homosexual behavior, and must somehow keep that hate from spilling over to the person. Another third of the story, Secular Progressives, say they love homosexuals, but seem to hate anyone who thinks homosexual behavior may be an error. Everyone agrees that sex is a very powerful drive, and hazardous.
A Pew study suggests that of 2 billion Muslims, 500 million approve of violence, partly because easy Western sex seduces Muslims, thus threatening Islam. Part of Islam’s defense is to move people to the West, out-populate locals, and dominate by stealth and terror – an ancient ploy everyone’s used. But Radical Islam isn’t about sex or defending Islam. With no gays anywhere, or sexual liberty, or guns, for that matter, Radical Islam would remain. Muhammad – peace be upon him – instructed his followers to MAKE the world submit to Allah. Despite revisionist claims to the contrary, he said to use force, if necessary. Christians once forced conversions, wrongly suggesting that Jesus wanted such raw compliance.
Now, our intense social division signals the world it’s a good time to attack America. We can’t know what to expect from our government, its agents don’t seem to care much for ordinary people. We may have to fend for ourselves, in secret, like the Poles. When Poland was full of Soviet tanks, people had to hide their cabbages from the government. We may have to hide our thoughts.
To offset ubiquitous one-eyed anti-American propaganda, remember that every people in history had slaves; only English-speaking Christians rose to end it. This doesn’t make us better humans, but some honor is due. So, government can ferret out terrorists, take away guns, lock people up for drugs or bad ideas, fine us, hate us, set fire to us, whatever. Life blossoms if we choose to be as kind as we can be to absolutely everyone, including Radical Islamists. As kind as circumstances permit. Is that okay, Bachir?