Saturday, December 11, 2010

Iran To Execute Christian Pastor For Renouncing Islam

The headline says it all:

Youcef Nadarkhani, a 32-year-old Protestant pastor who became a Christian at the age of 19, has been sentenced to death for renouncing Islam. Nadarkhani maintains that he did not practice any faith before his conversion to Christianity.

Not much else to really say, is there? I'm sure I will be attacked or mocked for the comparison to the Holocaust, but just think about it. The Middle East is coming to a point where centuries of slo-mo annihilation is sort of winding up now. Christianity is pretty much completely destroyed now. Everyone is either dead or has run away. Why exactly has nobody seemed to have cared about any of this?


Holly Williams said...

I definitely care about this. I believe there are at least a few people left in this world who do care about the fact that Christianity is systematically being eliminated in the Middle East by radical Muslims. It is extremely sad that this is happening. It is outrageous and just downright disgusting as well! May Jesus return quickly!

Scratch the hostile fay said...

............Because everything is politically correct nowadays.

Religion is nothing more than a difference of opinion.

I don't think it's right to execute someone for their opinion...but it isn't a good idea to insult believers in the middle of their own church, either. You run that risk when you frequent a country that believes other than you.

When Bush was prez, I had a mental image of all the Pagans/non Christians being put in concentration camps here in the US, just because he hated them so much. But to me, it doesn't matter what you think God looks like, does it really? It's what you do with that belief that interests me. Don't get me started on people who are supposedly "Christian",but who steal and lie and kill in the name of their "Lord", and those who are not but would give you the shirt off their back, who would you rather be beside you?

To say that all of Islam is evil is like saying all of Christianism is good, and you find bad people in the church often.

Iran (and some other Muslim countries) haven't quite seen this yet. Black is black and white is white, and all the while the best solution has been to kill whomever is in your way, and discredit those who don't agree with you.

The US isn't too far behind. If we aren't careful, we'll be burning mosques and outlawing handfastings.

Just my .02, I won't be offended if you don't post this, or if you don't agree. Cause I'm not like that. ;)

Methodist (but not stuck on it)


Throwback said...

Re: your points on Bush. What are some of these examples of hate that led you to fear the potential of internment camps?

On the remainder of your comment, belief in God is quite important if one takes it seriously as a matter of salvation of souls.

Going further, if there really is an objective Truth regarding God, then it would seem to follow that anything contrary to that would be evil, as it would lead people away from God. Even if you don't consider it a matter of salvation, this is significant. Being mistaken about God, the greatest of all things, would necessarily be a huge mistake likely to lead one into more mistakes about the world around them.

In that way, yes, all of Islam is evil because it teaches things about God that aren't true.