Thinking that Islam can be reformed away from the horrors of Jihad and Sharia is foolishly thinking the religion can be done away with at best.
People who think the religion of Islam is going through “growing pains” in the same way Christianity did do not understand what the Reformation and today’s Jihadi resurgence actually represent. After fifteen hundred years, Christians rebelled against the Catholic Church that had become so corrupt that priests were demanding monetary payment from believers to get into Heaven. These “indulgences” represent the low point of the Church and, when the Gutenberg Bible was printed so that people who could read learned what Jesus actually said, Martin Luther of Germany and John Calvin of England led revolts against the Pope to throw off the yoke of the Catholic Church.
Christianity didn’t go horribly wrong until the 11th century when the Pope of Rome excommunicated the Patriarch of Constantinople who responded in kind beginning the Great Schism. That these men believed they could deny the other Communion, and thereby deny them admission to Heaven, was the lowest corruption of Christianity in which the only qualification for admission to Heaven is faith in Christ as Savior. The corrupted Church held Heaven to ransom for the ignorant peasants until the printing press made the Bible available to everyone.
Islam has not gone through this and is not going through any revelation. The teachings of Mohammad have been well documented and well taught for centuries. Mohammad waged war on Mecca for refusing to make him their spiritual leader. He conquered his tribal leaders and called on his followers to bring all nations under the boot of Islam. Jihadis are not violating the teachings of Mohammad, they are living up to them.
Religions and societies do not “mature” over centuries. People have known for over two thousand years that the best form of government is the Republic that was first developed by Rome. The idea that socialism is a maturing of society is completely false as it is a reversion to absolute power of the dictator to insure that all the peasants live the same with none rising above others. In the same way, religions do not mature, they can only either be corrupted or be restored to their original form, and that is what happened to Christianity and is happening with Islam.
This all stems from the belief that there are “moderate Muslims” who do not believe in Jihad when the truth is they just don’t believe in waging Jihad. Most people want to live in peace and raise their families. But that is not what is at the heart of Islam, and this is where the two percent who want to wage Jihad on the West go for their faith. The vast majority of Moslems still want to inflict Sharia Law on the world in the name of Islam.
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