Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Blips on the Screen: 26 Mar 08

Prophet Muhammad: Time Traveler

Written by: Evrvigint (Shane Borgess)
Wednesday, March 26th, 2008
Cross posted from Political Vindication:

Libyan leader Muammar Gadaffi was visiting the country of Uganda recently, there to celebrate the opening of the Gadaffi National Mosque. It was a week before Easter, so naturally he couldn’t resist declaring that the bible was a forgery. How does he know this? Because nowhere in the book does it mention the Islamic prophet Muhammad. He charges that his name was erased from the holy book, which obviously makes the prophet a time traveler as well as a leader of slaughtering armies. What’s educational about his remarks is not so much the shameless ignorance on display, but the example it offers those who still protest that there isn’t any difference between the major religions today, arguing that they’re all pernicious. The righteous reaction by Ugandan Christians speaks volumes about Christianity:

Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, who had already denounced Col. Gadaffi’s claims during Good Friday prayers at Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium, the place where Col. Gadaffi had made his claims, asked Christians to forgive and forget.

“I ask fellow Christians to forgive Gadaffi like Jesus forgave those people who crucified him on the cross,” he said in his sermon to hundreds of Christians that turned out for Easter prayers at Rubaga Cathedral.

The prelate told his congregation that Christians should not waste time on Col. Gadaffi’s remarks, saying “there are more important issues to talk about”. Namirembe Bishop Samuel Balagadde Ssekadde asked the government to give “terms of reference” to foreign dignitaries who are potentially divisive.

“We should pray for such people who don’t know that in Uganda, we have an Inter-religious Council that unites us regardless of our religious differences. Muslims and Christians live harmoniously without any problem,” he said.

In his sermon at Namboole Stadium, Kampala Pentecostal Church’s pastor Gary Skinner called on the faithful to shun all forms of sectarianism if they are to promote peace and stability in Uganda.

“The remarks Gadaffi made were unfortunate and we rather forgive him, because Islam is an intolerant religion,” he said. Another KPC pastor, Chris Komagum, said Col. Gadaffi’s intention was to confuse, predicting that the Libyan leader “will find difficulties in coming back to Uganda.”

Rubaga Miracle Centre Cathedral’s pastor Robert Kayanja said: “This man [Gadaffi], who came here and abused our holy book, has made us learn one thing: unity. We have to start seeing ourselves as Christians. Our enemies are organised and they have money.” Preaching at his Rubaga-based church, Mr Kayanja said it is time for Christians, who are the majority in Uganda, to find economic emancipation. Christians account for more than 80 per cent of Uganda’s 28 million people.

Let’s reflect upon a different scenario. The Ugandan president travels to Libya to open up a new Christian church and announces that the Quran is a forgery because no where in it does it mention Jerusalem. Does he leave the country alive? How many die in riots and terrorist attacks inspired by such ‘blasphemy’? We have seen the Friday mobs in the Islamic world writhing in malevolent outrage over innocuous cartoons or a teddy bear named Mo; is it unreasonable to predict wide-eyed barbarism launched by mullahs who teach their followers that their God is such an presumptuous imbecile that he can’t abide insubordination? If we are supposed to act Godly in our daily lives, it is no wonder that so many in the Middle East rage like children denied - their God is not the pinnacle of wisdom and forbearance, but much less. He’s all too human, aroused by human frailties and prejudices until he’s covered in the shame of his subjects. Until Islam matures, and moderate Muslims reject this celestial bully, those that oppress and murder in his name will be the face the world recognizes.

Today, Uganda finds the face staring back at them is the primitive face of seventh century Islam: Muammar Gadaffi.

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1 comment:

  1. Peculiar, isn't it. Quadaffi, as a throw-back to a less enlightened era, has elected to cite what his co-religionists - of an even deeper less enlighted era - have relied upon to establish legitimacy a forgery.
    With that as a pretext, he might wish to do an exegetical review of the premises of his own standing as he dedicates a mosque.
    Hell, Mohammed went back and forth to Jerusalem in one night; faster than Quadaffi went back and forth to Uganda.