Only if I am willing to give it all in an effort to save you can I claim to walk the path of Jesus… but right now, I am still too inwardly focused to recognize your pain. I am still too worried about receiving the blessings I deserve to sacrifice for you. I am too afraid of the unknown to embrace the after life. I’ve heard it’s beautiful, yet I fear death because I don’t know anyone who can confirm its beauty. The willingness to step into the unknown is where my faith is weakest. I claim Christianity, yet demand that you meet me half way before I sacrifice anything for you. Did the people meet Jesus half way before he took the cross? Were they deserving of his love? Are we worthy enough to call ourselves faithful followers?
In time we will all discover truth, for now we ponder. ~ Sean King
Keep them misinformed
Stir their emotions through lies
Fear means more than truth. ~ Sean King
I woke up, and against my better judgment I took a glimpse of the news this morning. As I suspected, the news was all about the suspect (the other suspect had already been killed) in the act of terror at the Boston Marathon.
What do I think? I think it’s time for me to read the Qur’an. To be clear, I believe in Christ, I believe in God, I have studied the bible end to end for understanding, I’m not a Muslim, and I don’t plan to become one. But all of these constant attempts to link every terrorists attack back to the Islamic faith has me wondering, what does does the Holy Book of Islam say on the matter. I suspect, like Christianity, Islam has people who have deviated from their faith and are no longer acting in accordance with the practices of their belief. If that is the case, it’s sad that the US government and many of the governments and media outlets of the western world describe these acts of terrorism as authentic acts of Islam.
It all makes me wonder, why isn’t every rape, every murder, every witch hunt, every act of violence against an abortion clinic, every cross burning, every lynching, every act of white supremacy, and every violent act committed by self proclaimed Christians also related back to the Christian faith. That is, if faith is truly the cause of all of these violent acts against humanity.
I say all of this to say, that I need to read the Qur’an, so that I can understand with my own eyes and own mind what is a component of the Islamic faith and what is propaganda.
Good morning family, today and everyday moving forward, we must be diligent about seeking truth everywhere where misinformation might be being disseminated and masqueraded as truth. The stakes are too high for us to continue accepting ignorance.