There are a lot of conspiracy theories out there in cyber space. I have one more to add to the pile. I think there’s a plot to drive me crazy, and I hope that will truly take a drive and not just a short putt. Every day I find something new on Facebook that breaks the record for the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. A few days ago I got hit with a double whammy.
First of all I ran across a diatribe criticizing Tim Tebow for going to church. Oh, did I neglect to mention that his sin was in choosing to visit this particular church? In this case the pastor of the Dallas church, Robert Jeffress has been outspoken about homosexuality, Islam, and other things he sees as contrary to the Bible. Someone suggested that Tebow’s message of peace and love doesn’t jive with such obvious intolerance. In a past that made some semblance of sense, millions of soldiers who believed in love and peace got on ships and airplanes and traveled to Germany and Italy and Africa and the South Pacific to fight against evil. Their love was not diluted by their refusal to bow down and kiss the feet of evil dictators. You see, in their day it was not fashionable yet. You have to forgive them for their lack of example. (Stay tuned for part two of this one – Tebow’s cancellation).
There is no lack of love in telling people they are on the road to hell. In fact, if I saw someone was headed the wrong way and I didn’t say anything, that would demonstrate a lack of love. News flash! There are thousands of churches in America where pastors dare to stand in the pulpit and declare that the Bible says that homosexuality is an abomination to God and that those individuals who choose to embrace that lifestyle will not enter into Heaven. That doesn’t mean those people don’t love homosexuals and don’t want to see them get right with God.
Rick Warren said, “Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.”
Since when is telling people they are wrong equitable to hatred? If I tell my congressman that I think he voted wrong on a particular topic, do I have to hate him? If I tell my mechanic that he was wrong about replacing my carburetor, does that mean I revile him? So do these bloggers and media people hate Tim Tebow? I believe so. One called him the shame of his alma mater. Why else are they even spending some of the few precious hours they are allowed to be alive on planet earth criticizing him?
Then the second bomb hit me right between the eyes. A dude in the U.K. is inciting his fellow jihadists to rise up and kill the leaders of Britain and to go on welfare like himself so they can devote more time to jihad. The kicker was that this man gets paid more on welfare than a British solder does in combat against Al Qaeda. And it seems that the Brits can’t complain against this situation because the lawmakers have passed legislation to put a muzzle on anyone complaining about Islam. Is this a coming attraction in the US? The way the media acts and the way the administration is leaning, I think it is just a matter of time—unless God intervenes.
One thing is salient in my mind here. The twin towers of tolerance are often lumped together: Islam and homosexuality. I think it is because Christian have been outspoken about both. How do the two fit together? Are the media in this country so naïve that they don’t realize that Islam is much less tolerant of homosexuality than Christians.
Homosexuals have been beheaded, hung and stoned in modern Saudi Arabia and Iran, where Muhammad’s laws are applied most strictly. Five other Muslim countries also have the death penalty on their books for homosexual behavior. In the past, gays were burned as well. As one cleric recently put it, the only point of theological debate is over how the offender should be killed. For more info check this out: http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Quran/026-homosexuality.htm
If the threat of Sharia law, which seems to trigger yawns among the media, ever comes to pass, the thorn in the side of Christians raising voices of righteous indignation will pale in comparison to the harshness of conquerors who will show no mercy to those who practice sexual diversity or Biblical Christianity.
Bonus: If you’re interested in checking out conspiracy theories which were proven true, here you go, http://truththeory.com/2013/02/15/5-conspiracy-theories-which-turned-out-to-be-true/