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(Un)Christian Intolerance

I should be used to it by now, but it still bothers me that some of the same people who say they hate Muslims because of their intolerance have no problem with stuff like this (thanks for the tip, netdur):

In case you’re wondering what this is about, in many parts of the U.S. it is acceptable for teachers to be openly gay. In California, they won the battle back in 1978. Programs that teach tolerance to kids, not just of gays but of all minorities, are common in many cities. This cartoon from a Christian website mocks that trend. The teacher promoting tolerance looks like a witch. The devils on the men’s shoulders contradict her claim that “this is an ordinary, loving family God has blessed.”

Later in the story, we learn that in the fantasy world of this comic strip, it is forbidden for children to even mention the Bible while they are in school. When a boy speaks up against the gay couple, the teacher threatens him with punishment. On their way home, a Bible-reading girl tells her friends they will be “cast into fire” unless they stay away from gays. Because the Bible is practically a banned book, they never heard this before. They immediately thank her and start to pray.

In the real Bible, not this fantasy one, there are sayings like, “How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?” Also, “If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” In other words, don’t attack others for faults you have yourself. It strikes me as profoundly un-Christian to see Christians attacking Muslims for intolerance, when at the same time they are using the Bible to condemn others for showing too much tolerance!

I can’t prove that God exists or that He doesn’t, but I’m sure of one thing. If God does exist, we have no way to know what He is thinking. How can we can tell which of us He will cast into the fire, and which of us He will save? Claiming to know is the sin of vanity. On the other hand, both the Bible and the Qur’an promise us that God’s mercy far outweighs His judgment. So it’s quite possible that the gay couple’s love is blessed, as the teacher says, even though the cartoon mocks her for it.

The last thing Christians should do is condemn other religions for intolerance, when there is so much evidence of it in their own faith.

Comments

Comment from reda_ea
Time: February 11, 2008, 08:58

it’s not christians condemning islam, it’s not muslims condemning judaism, its’ not….
it’s just **racists** condemning the “others”.

Comment from eatbees
Time: February 11, 2008, 13:01

@reda_ea — Agreed, but when it’s done in the name of a religious system that preaches tolerance, it’s hypocrisy!

Comment from Hutch
Time: March 2, 2008, 07:12

Don’t try to bring reason into religion.
Religion is the perfect example of the ‘Do as I say, not as I do’ attitude.

Comment from Charlie Sommers
Time: May 10, 2008, 05:54

To paraphrase a great American (John Adams),
this would be a much better world if there were no such thing as religion.

Comment from every one hates muslims
Time: August 23, 2008, 11:35

muslim is not a religion but a war time law…enacted my mohammed..and i am sure..the more literates we have in the world..the fewer Muslims there will be…muslim as a religion has no spiritual aspect…its a good code for breeding and would have been the most beneficial if my turkeys could be turned to muslims..they are not breeding fast enough

Comment from Carlos Cristiano
Time: February 21, 2014, 13:00

When a politician, actor or business leader says that he or she is giving money away to an organization that promotes homosexuality, everybody applauds and talks well about this person. However, when Dan Carthy, CEO of Chick-Fil-A, made a statement about traditional values, well you know what happened: Gay activist and many liberals boycotted these restaurants. Also, when actors and celebrities come out of the closet publicly, or promote homosexuality with different statements; well people also applaud them and say good things about them. But what happened when ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Phil Robertson revealed his ideas about homosexuality? Do I need to say what happened with him too? He got fired. Let’s face it, most (if not all) Liberals are tolerant only with ideas they promote. Is this the type of tolerance you guys preach here?

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