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 I imagine a lot of folk do not even think about religion, it is usually something that is revealed when danger threatens. 

posted by C_C_T on October 5, 2017 at 9:17 AM | link to this | reply

Islam is very clear about those who are not Muslims, and there are plenty of actions occurring every day that indicate as such.

Christianity is on the decline. 

I tend to find that religions are at their strongest when they actually are fighting against something.

posted by FormerStudentIntern on October 5, 2017 at 9:08 AM | link to this | reply

If Christianity is on the decline - that is, in the numbers who are

signed on as members and attend services - it is not because of the opposition of Muslims, but because of the way the organizations operate and their defensive, judgmental attitudes. As Kabu says, if we just try to pattern our ways after those of Jesus, we can 'play well with others', but hidebound insistence on specifics just doesn't do that. 

posted by Pat_B on October 5, 2017 at 4:25 AM | link to this | reply

Anib

Ah yes,  the current Rohingya Muslim crisis in Burma  (I refuse to call it Myanmar).  I saw a report that even Aung Saan Su Ky,  the long-suffering advocate for freedom,  who opposed the dictator generals for so long and finally became the president,  she has defended the government's campaign against the Muslims.  I did not know that the Buddhist monks were getting into the fight,  as well.  The UN is claiming genocide,  but I do not know enough about it to offer an opinion.  But I would not be surprised if Muslim terrorists have brought this crisis upon themselves.  The Burmese generals do not mess around. 

posted by GoldenMean on October 4, 2017 at 11:20 PM | link to this | reply

Re: TAPS

Tolerance, I agree, is something that incapacitates one to act when the calling is of one to act, not react. See the happenings in Myanmar. The Buddhist monks, led by Ashin Wirathu, otherwise peaceful, are litterally taking the 'whip' in their hands to throw the Muslim terrorists out of their country. Their example has become so popular that the message is strongly conveyed to SriLanka and China. Such aggressiveness is the need for the day. 

posted by anibanerjee on October 4, 2017 at 10:33 PM | link to this | reply

TAPS

I would, very sadly, agree with Naut that Christianity is on the decline,  because of two formidable foes.  The Muslims,  and the liberal progressives (with their anti-American multi-culturalism).   Christianity is being violently purged from most of the Middle East by Muslims,  and it is being culturally/politically purged from public life in the West by the liberal progressives.   I think Christians are too tolerant of all this,  and should learn to put up more of a fight,  like Jesus whipping the merchants out of the Temple.

posted by GoldenMean on October 4, 2017 at 9:47 PM | link to this | reply

Christianity may be on the decline, but belief and faith in Christ is not.  "Christian" is a term that was given by non-believers, a labeling by people adverse to them, and it stuck both in derision and was adopted by believers in a joyous acceptance of their faith.  The decline of Christianity must refer to numbers for the intensity of faith is strong and is victorious.

posted by TAPS. on October 4, 2017 at 8:09 PM | link to this | reply

Re: Naut - see, I can't type either!

Make that "And..."

posted by RPresta on October 4, 2017 at 8:01 PM | link to this | reply

Naut

Though not the delights of desserts and physics, lol, this was a still a truly interesting post. I'm not going to venture into the realms of faith or lack thereof. I did know that Christianity is on the decline, but does anyone know if Judaism is also on the decline? TAnd your sentence about Judgment Day provided quite the visual!   Oy!

posted by RPresta on October 4, 2017 at 8:00 PM | link to this | reply

Christians would do much better if they got out of the rules of the Old Testament and followed the words of Jesus. Can't have trouble if everyone just followed what the Gospel of John says.

But no Christians and Muslims must pick a few lines here and there and build their argument around them. Ah well I never did belong in a Church.

 

posted by Kabu on October 4, 2017 at 5:07 PM | link to this | reply

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