Monday, March 26, 2012

Battle of Faith


Battle of Faith
Chuck Morse
Thursday, April 10, 2003
Don Evans, President Bush’s confidant and commerce secretary, who, like Bush, is a professing Christian, describes Bush, in response to a question from Judy Keen of USA Today regarding how he is personally dealing with the Iraq war, as believing he “was called by G-d to lead the nation at this time.” Evans said, “He knows that we’re all here to serve a calling greater than self.”
Meanwhile, Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf was stating that Saddam was calling for jihad, or holy war, against the coalition forces and against infidel America. Like President Bush, Saddam believed he’d been called by G-d to lead his nation. What is the nature of the calling of President Bush and how does that calling contrast with that of Saddam Hussein?
The G-d of President Bush doesn’t ask for jihad, or bloody holy war, against any person or nation. The G-d of President Bush invites the individual person to seek a personal relationship with Him, a voluntary relationship offered in love.
Jesus said, “Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's, and unto G-d the things which are G-d's,” which set into motion a separation of religion and state. The Christian does not seek to impose his faith on anyone. Historically, when Christians did seek to impose their faith, they were acting as bad Christians who were contradicting the teaching and spirit of the founder of their faith, Jesus of Nazareth.
When Saddam, on the other hand, called for jihad against the infidel America and the non-Muslim world he was acting in perfect accord with his faith, the dictates of which call for a perpetual bloody war, or jihad, against the portion of the world that refuses to submit to the will of G-d.
Islam contains no concept of a separation of religion and state, it is entirely political and military as well as spiritual. Rather than calling for a personal and voluntary relationship with the creator, Islam demands the total submission of its followers, and a fundamental practice of Islam is to force the world to submit as well. The very word Islam means “submission to Allah.”
President Bush does not believe he is called on to force the world to submit to the will of America, Christianity or anyone else, but rather to protect Americaand the Judeo-Christian world from an aggressive assault against its civilization.
The nature of this assault was cruelly brought home on Sept. 11, 2001, when Islamic hijackers shouted “Allahu Akbar” as they crashed passenger planes into the World Trade Center and Pentagon. By their own profession, a profession echoed by Osama bin Laden and many devout Islamists around the world, the hijackers were striking a blow against the dar es Harb, or the world of war, which is the portion of the world that refuses to submit.
The left, acting as a fifth column for the Islamists, says that it is President Bush who is seeking to force the world to submit to the will of America. They darkly spin absurd conspiracy theories such as that the war in Iraq is motivated by a desire by President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney to make a few bucks in oil. They contend that American foreign policy must submit to the will of the United Nations.
The left is projecting its own scientific socialist faith on an America that seeks to protect and preserve its own sovereignty and security. In service of their socialist political and military faith, they have made common cause with the Islamists, and as a result they have turned their backs on the suffering of the Iraqi people.
This is nothing new for the left; their history of liquidating over 100 millionpeople is well documented in “The Black Book of Communism.” Like the Islamists, they believe that peace and utopia will be achieved when the world submits to their will.
Chuck Morse is a radio talk show host at WROL in Boston (http://www.chuckmorse.com). E-mail Chuck at chuckm@chuckmorse.com.

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