Islam

Rimdims #6: Ritual Impurity

Considering the lengths that radical Muslims go to “protect” their ritual purity (e.g. Ayatollah Khomeini, after the Iranian revolution, declared that all non-Muslims were impure. He said that to wash the clothes of non-Muslims (you have to touch them), to eat with non-Muslims (sharing food), or to use personal items touched by non-Muslims (such as…

On Islam and Christianity

Muhammad brought down from heaven and put into the Koran not religious doctrines only, but political maxims, criminal and civil laws, and scientific theories. The Gospels, on the other hand, deal only with the general relations between man and God and between man and man. Beyond that, they teach nothing and do not oblige people…

The Real War

Some people believe the war we (the U.S. and Western Civilization) are currently engaged in is with Al Qaeda and the arbiters of radical Islam. While it is true that we are fighting those elements in several places around the world, including the home front, our real war is a war that goes way beyond…

What’s in a Name? Part II:

What you call something is significant. In a much maligned recent miniseries on CNN, God’s Warriors, Christiane Amanpour, who produced and anchored the program, said the following while discussing martyrdom: To the West, martyrdom has a really bad connotation because of suicide bombers who call themselves martyrs,” Amanpour stated. “Really, martyrdom is actually something that…

What’s in a Name?

In more ancient cultures, names were significant. They were much more than usually likable monikers attached to people, places, or things. Recently, names have grown appendages. We are no longer Americans. We are [insert modifier here]-Americans. We are no longer Christians. We are Pentecostal, Charismatic, Evangelical, Mainline, Independent, Bible-believing, Non-denominational, [insert your favorite here] Christians.…

Borgislam

In the science fiction series Star Trek, the most devastating enemy the free peoples of the galaxy ever faced were the Borg, an assimilating race that destroyed all before it and made it part of the Borg Collective. “Resistance is futile” was the battle cry and indeed they were almost impossible to defeat. It was…