Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Bold faith?

Christianity an international crime? Witnessing, reading your Bible — punishable by imprisonment ... even death?

Christianity is under fire more seriously than ever in our lifetime. We are seeing worldwide persecution of Christians as part of the radical Muslim mission to “take the world for Islam” — by purging Christianity from the face of the earth.

Now, The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) at the U.N. has made a bold move — pushing a sinister, anti-Christian resolution called “Combating Defamation of Religions.” It clearly endorses what’s taking place in many Muslim countries — where those who even speak out about Islam are severely punished with imprisonment and even death.

I read this today and I've got to say, it scares me a bit. I enjoy the freedoms that we have in this country, that we are allowed to share our faith without fear of reprisal. I agree that we need to allow others to believe in, express, and share their varying faiths as well, but this seems to go completely against the whole idea of religious tolerance. How bold will I be if and when things like this do become real law? How bold will my children be?