“I will instill terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers. Smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them.” Qur’an 8:9-13
If you are a Christian, imagine this: you tell someone you are a Christian and go on to discover later that that person lost respect for you because of your religious beliefs and thinks you’re crazy, evil, and might be better off dead.
In the Bible, Jesus is a revolutionary figure, a rebel who questions conventional morality and societal traditions and who stresses mercy over justice.
“EVERYONE IS LOOKING AT THE BLOG POST! IT’S ON MANY IRANIAN NEWS SITES. PLEASE, PLEASE TAKE DOWN THE PICTURE OF ME SMOKING A CIGARETTE AND THE PHOTOS OF ME HUGGING MY BOYFRIEND. I’M SCARED!!”
Behind the names in the news, these are the men behind a surge in Islamic Extremism that’s setting the Middle East on fire.
Worst: Not being able to go to that really good movie because it is rated “R”.
Trust your heart. It knows which doors are worth opening and which aren’t worth the effort.
“God told you that if we both go sit on the edge of that cliff, he’s going to raise us up in to the sky and allow us to get a glimpse of heaven? Yeah, well, tell you what, you do it first and if you see it, I’ll join you.”
Where is the call to action to stand behind members of society that are constantly under attack for the sole reason that they are different? Where is the social justice? Why is there no call for life from the various Christian hierarchies?
The more I learn about neuroscience the more I resent my cultural upbringing.