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Radical Christianity vs. Radical Islam By Trevor Thomas

Battle Knight 28, 2013

Radical Christianity vs. Radical Islam

By Trevor Thomas

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Finally, Bill Maher got something right.  Following the Boston bombings, Maher responded to Brian Levy, the director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University in San Bernardino (a great example of needed reforms in public higher education), “[T]here’s only one faith, for example, that kills you or wants to kill you if you draw a bad cartoon of the prophet.  There’s only one faith that kills you or wants to kill you if you renounce the faith.”

There you have it.  Even a flaming atheist can recognize the difference between a religion of peace and one full of bloodlust.  The Tsarnaevs are just the most recent example of the tragic bitter fruit produced by radical Islamists.  To further Maher’s point, consider and contrast the efforts of radical Islamists with those of radical Christians.

Just what is a “radical Christian”?  Some might call them (with apologies to DC Talk) “Jesus Freaks.”  Examples are all around us, and most are virtually unknown outside their home towns (mainly because they don’t make the news by killing people).  They plant churches, feed the poor, heal the sick; they open orphanages and pregnancy resource centers; they visit prisoners and deliver the oppressed; in other words, they have sold themselves out to be the hands and feet of the One they worship. Continue reading

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