Pat Condell, with his radical atheism, is as irrational as anyone going, being stupid enough to do precisely what he accuses the multiculturalists of doing – equating all cultures as one – in his case, he equates all faiths, no matter what their scriptures actually say.
No point tempering prejudice with facts, is there, Pat?
Doesn’t matter to you that Christianity is about faith, hope and charity, helping one’s fellow man [remember the Samaritan?] and giving comfort and succour to those with no protector – no, you don’t bother reading the actual words but prefer to look at the blind devotees who also don’t heed the words and go off and do their own version of what was actually said.
Let’s just compare some texts, as that’s what we’re talking about here:
“Kill the disbelievers wherever we find them.” [Surah 2:191] “Fight and slay the Pagans, seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem” [Surah 9:5] “I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers: you smite them above their necks and smite all their fingertips off them.” [Surah, 8:12]
“If a heathen (gentile) hits a Jew, the gentile must be killed.” [Sanhedrin 58b] “All gentile children are animals.” [Yebamoth 98a] “Kill [even] the good among the gentiles.” [R. Shimon ben Yochai] “Gentile girls are in a state of niddah from birth.” [Abodah Zarah 36b]
“Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently.” [1 Peter 1:22] “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.” [John 15:12] “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.” [John 13:34]
Bit of a difference there eh, Pat? Slight variation in the messages, wot? And please don’t quote the Old Testament at me because it is the Jewish part of the Bible. Show me instead where, in the New Testament, it tells you to honour kill your daughter or beat your wife or murder anyone who doesn’t agree with you.
And please don’t come at me with this garbage that Christians have been killing and murdering for two thousand years. No they haven’t. Unlike Islam, which openly exhorts its devotees to kill and maim, Christianity does not exhort its devotees to do anything of the kind. If they go ahead and do it, they are in defiance of the scripture.
Christianity is in its scripture. That’s what fundamentalism is – sticking to your scriptures. Departing from them is revisionism. Now, if devotees do not adhere to those scriptures, then call them “the False Christian Right” or the False-Christian bigots”.
Get your facts straight, man. It was GK Chesterton who said that Christianity had not been tried and found wanting … it had been found too hard and left untried.
Having said all that, Pat’s youtube above is pretty well to the point and he’s right about the Islamic cultural and political system, so beloved of western appeasers, which is not equal to that of the west – it is inferior, primitive, barbaric. Any system which, [abetted by the silence of western feminist appeasers who don’t care about women worldwide anyway, only with their own equality of pay and conditions], systematically oppresses women, is not a way of living – it’s a billion strong crime syndicate.
Pat addresses the word “Islamaphobia”. This is a meaningless word, constructed by the PCists, meant to beat down anyone who dares raise legitimate concerns about Islamic abuses. It’s like a bull charging at you across a field. When you express negative reactions, your PCist companion accuses you of being cowist, shortly before being gored to death. Meanwhile, in an attack of sanity, you’ve climbed a tree, out of harm’s way.
So, if anything, the word “Islama-phobia” should rightly be replaced by “sanity-philia”.