Christine Amanpour held a religious war town hall today. As one would expect there was plenty of nonsense from all sides. What would you expect when a collection of humans claims their religion is the “only true religion” but are unable to offer any proof only contradictory mythology. Franklin Graham was well, Franklin Graham:
Rev. Franklin Graham, the son of Rev. Billy Graham, called Islam “wicked” and “evil” on Sunday during a televised town hall-style discussion about American’s feelings about the religion.
“They want to build as many mosques and cultural centers as they possibly can so they can convert as many Americans as they can to Islam,” Graham said on ABC’s “This Week.”
Sorry Mr Graham but I see your brand of hell fire and brimstone 7th century Christianity equally evil. And how is the fact they want to convert as many Americans as they can make them any different than you. And there are some aspects of Islam that I would see as evil but most of them are beliefs they have in common with your brand of Christianity.
It’s this that has the Christian wingnuts going nuts:
However, perhaps the most alarming statement on Amanpour’s program came from Anjem Choudary, a former British solicitors and Muslim cleric that spokesman for the group Islam4UK. Choudary contends eventually you’ll see global Islamic rule, including here in the United States.
“We do believe as Muslims the East and the West will be governed by the Sharia,” Choudray. “Indeed we believe that one day the flag of Islam will fly over the White House. Indeed, there’s even an oration of the Prophet where he said, ‘The day of judgment will not come until a group of my…’”
So – how is this any different from the nonsense spouted by Mr Graham and other Christian leaders or the Mormons?
Organized religion is nearly always more about tribalism and power than spirituality regardless of the flavor.
Originally published at Newshoggers.