The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims — as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions.
My question is why won’t Christians in the United States show the restraint now being displayed by believers in the Middle East?
While I am personally God-fearing, I don’t belong to an organized religion in the United States that can range in size from the mom-and-pop to the small corporation. What does bother me are the thin skins of Christians worldwide who take to the streets in murderous hordes whenever anyone expressing free speech makes any kind of statement or gesture that offends their religious feelings.
We should all be inspired by the restraint shown by those in other religions whose tenants are under constant attack and ridicule and respond with kindness and prayer.
We should also condemn the acts of Christians, especially in the United States for their stiffening attempts to create a theocracy, where all are forced to become Christian and any attempt to flee that theocracy can be met with imprisonment or even violent death.
How dare we, for example, treat our women as second-class citizens under the name of Christianity. When are we, as a so-called civilized nation, going to end of oppression in the name of the Bible? In many countries around the world, women are free to pursue happiness in any way they choose, unlike here as we’re constantly reminded by our more enlightened progressives, where we continue a “war on women”.
Imagine a world where American women are no longer forced to submit to Christian men and wear clothing that hides their femininity from everyone except the one who accepted her. Imagine a time when young Christian women are not forcibly mutilated to deny them sexual pleasure. Imagine a country where women are not beaten and raped within what is supposed to be the safety of their own home, and the violence goes unpunished because such is sanctioned by a few verses in the good book.
And the worldwide slaughter by Christians of those who choose a gender lifestyle that doesn’t conform to 7th century thinking is a holocaust gone under-reported. Not because the media won’t tell the story. It’s because journalists are justifiable fearful for their own safety should they pull back the veil and reveal the travesties.
We’ve seen multitudes of crazed Christians take to the streets every time any publication of an article, or even a simple cartoon, dare mock their “Savior”. Civilized people respect the free expression of others and don’t believe it a duty to kill the offenders.
There are obviously moderate Christians in the world, but they are clearly outnumbered by the radicals who seem to use the smallest excuse to take to the streets in a homicidal frenzy.
When are the brilliant satirists and artists of our time going to be able to come out of hiding because they expressed a sentiment deemed offensive to Christians and now fear for their lives?
We’ve also witnessed hundreds of thousands of rage-filled Christians worldwide taking to the streets because a Bible was burned or a crucifix was placed in a jar of urine or covered with ants, dozens of people are injured and/or killed and property destroyed. We wonder why their “feelings” are so sensitive that any opposition to their belief system must be met with deadly retribution?
Christians around the world must learn from the examples set by more moderate religions; those that allow their own to explore other religions and beliefs without fear of violent reprisal.
Christians must not take to the streets whenever dissent is offered and hits put out on anyone who speaks out against their religion. Christians must also end their ongoing quest to make any speech against the Bible and/or beliefs a crime under international law. The pursuit of criminalizing speech offensive to Christians should be a wake-up call to good people around the world and should be a window into the mindset of such a backward sect.
Christians, stop the violence.
Stop the madness.
Your actions are indefensible.
People around the world should be free to worship whatever they wish, if they wish to worship at all. Just because Christian feelings are hurt, that doesn’t give them a license to kill. The many signs we see them holding in pictures saying things like, “Christianity will dominate the world” and “Slay…” or “Behead those who insult the Bible” are a window into the hearts of the psychotic and how we continue to live with them in peace is the question of our time.