Sunday, May 18, 2008
Hating Islam in the name of Jesus
I once attended a renewal conference at the Toronto Airport Ministry. The basis of renewal theology is breaking down barriers between churches and the need for individuals to undergo 'the refiner's fire': spiritual reawakening. An American evangelist spoke about how she led Christians in Washington to pray against the mosques near their airport and urged Canadians to do the same. This was before 9/11. You reap what you sow. The Christian Right despises Islam. But then the Right is the work of irreligious imperial capitalism, Mammon poisoning the wells of faith, thou shalt hate thy neighbour's religion so the arms dealers, oil men and corporate privateers can profit off the politics of conquest, leaving believers reveling in their own self righteousness.