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oh yeah, good idea.

Posted on 2005.05.16 at 17:10
Current Mood: depresseddepressed
Current Music: The Looney Tunes - Walk Don't Run
A Christian ministry has announced its plan to start training people to go into mosques and witness to the muslims there. Yeah, nothing bad is going to happen as a result of that, I'm sure.

Comments:


DividedByZero
dividedbyzero at 2005-05-17 01:02 (UTC) (Link)
You have got to be kidding me. I mean I know you aren't, but good grief. Doesn't RESPECTING the religion of others mean anything at all ? That's so amazingly disrespectful. They should turn it around and ask if they'd be happy if Jews or Muslims or even better, Satanists came into their churches to proselytize.

Geez.
Jonathan
theservant at 2005-05-17 02:43 (UTC) (Link)
I would be OK with it if they let Muslims in to proseletyze them during their services.
I just... I mean, keep the riot squad on speed dial, OK?
DividedByZero
dividedbyzero at 2005-05-17 02:47 (UTC) (Link)
Heh. Perhaps...I just think that if you want respect you show respect. Or is that just way to much to ask for ?

I fear the modern day crusades. The weapons are a whole lot nastier.
Jonathan
theservant at 2005-05-17 02:49 (UTC) (Link)
and in the end, let's not forget who WON the crusades (and which ethnic group tended to get slaughtered on a regular basis)!
DividedByZero
dividedbyzero at 2005-05-17 02:54 (UTC) (Link)
Good point. I also think that a modern version would yield no winners. Eventually one religious extremist group or another is going to get ahold of nukes and the escalation from there will be catastrophic...especially if Bush is still in office. We'll end up turning the non-oil producing expanses of the middle east into radioactive glass.
Jonathan
theservant at 2005-05-17 02:55 (UTC) (Link)
You said it.
Chavah ("Little Raccoon") bat Sarah
qilora at 2005-05-17 01:14 (UTC) (Link)
(speechless)

metalclarinet
metalclarinet at 2005-05-17 04:25 (UTC) (Link)
I suppose some people want to become martyrs. For them, this could be the opportunity of a lifetime. Godspeed.
Jonathan
theservant at 2005-05-17 04:27 (UTC) (Link)
Hmmmn. I hadn't thought of that. You may have stumbled on to their master plan! How fiendish!
funkyirishjew at 2005-05-17 22:07 (UTC) (Link)
hey,don't knock it. Let them fufill the great comission in mosques.

BECAUSE THEN THEY MIGHT LEAVE US ALONE.

(please do not interupt FIJ's wishful thinking.)

Scott
webb21 at 2005-05-19 19:42 (UTC) (Link)
"to educate the public about the differences between the Christian faith and the Muslim religion"

Interesting word choices...

When I received some speakers training from ING, they mentioned that churches sometimes request speakers [to teach the basics of Islam--the muslim religion]. One thing Maha ElGenaidi (the trainer and executive of ING--one cool cat) told us is not to send formerly christian converts to speak at churches--they only see them as traitors.

Of course, that's not to say that based on those two examples islam is inherently better than christianity (though as a muslim I believe it is). I mean, ING is a respected group focusing on balanced teaching. Zennah Ministries is, well, evangelical (Americangelical?) I think the focus comes from the different definitions of evangelism. Christians believe in coming into your home (or place of worship) and witnessing to you. In islam evangelism is dawa--the call. Deliver the message the best you can and let God do the rest.
Of course, there are good christians and bad muslims too (surprise).

Wow, this is one of the most scatterbrained posts I've made in awhile.
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