Websites of all kinds have articles these days about the religious views of the Norwegian bomb terrorist. A most common remark by Christian apologists is he is not really a “Christian”. A real Christian would not do this.
There is, however, a discomforting fact. He found in Christianity justification for killing all those innocent people.
In this country, we are used to pointing at Muslims and saying their religion teaches them to be terrorists. Yet, millions of Muslims will tell you the same thing Christian apologists say, “They are not true Muslims. A true Muslim does not kill innocent people.”
Several leaders in India have been killed. I don’t understand what goes on there, but there can be little doubt some branch of the Hindu faith played a role in these assassinations.
Religious leader Charles Colson wrote yesterday that Norway’s secularism played a big role in the terrorist bombing. Even though the apparently guilty person claims Christianity as his faith, it was really the work of the evil atheists. How on earth did he come up this this nutty idea?
Maybe its time for the coach to signal TIME OUT. We to pause for a while and stop trying to figure out which religions are more the cause of terrorism and which are less.
To blame the Muslim faith for 9/11 is to give a pass to a group of men who are common criminals. It makes no more sense to blame Islam for 9/11 than it does to blame Christianity for the Norwegian tragedy.