I’d be very disappointed in myself if the best Glorious Cause I could come up with was the “right” to blasphemy. But in Europe an Austrian woman has been found guilty of the new criminal offense of mocking Muhammad (details in video, above).
Europeans, though, still have the “right” to mock Christians and Christianity with impunity. Does this strike you as, like, a double standard?
I’d also be very disappointed in myself if the best thing I could think of doing with my freedom was to mock someone else’s religion. True, I frequently mock the Far Left’s pseudo-religion of secular humanism. Just can’t seem to resist it.
The fact that I’m a Christian really sort of indicates that I don’t believe in Islam and don’t accept its teachings as true. I couldn’t be a Christian, otherwise. But I don’t see how that gives me any warrant to insult Muslims, Hindus, or any others who sincerely believe in their respective religions and try to live in peace. I can pray for their conversion. I can try to answer their questions, respectfully and honestly, when they have questions for me. I can try to live in such a way that it won’t inspire them to despise Christianity because they despise me. I don’t always do all of these things well, but I can try.
Besides which, Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and His apostles, set an example which I am obliged to follow as best as I can. Did Peter or Paul ever mock Greeks and Romans for being pagans? Not in any Bible I’ve ever read.
Yes, I know Elijah mocked the priests and so-called prophets of Baal. But who of us has Elijah’s authority?
When the Lord commanded us to do unto others as we would have them do unto us, He didn’t add, “But only if they’re Christians.”