Back about 1995 in a lecture I heard Dr. John Killinger of Vanderbilt Divinity School make this remark. “We become,” he stated, “like the God we worship.” I have never forgotten this concise aphorism.
I think Dr. Killinger meant that we become like our deity. We adopt the values of our God. In a specific Christian sense we value kindness, goodness, decency and truth. Most of us understand that the foundation of Christianity means loving God with our entire being and loving our neighbors as ourselves. Even nominal Christians have absorbed these values by simply being part of the culture. We gain these values almost by osmosis. Many people in our culture who do not even think of themselves as Christians value freedom, equality of all peoples and genders, and the sanctity of human life. Devout Christians highly cherish these values and many others.
Islam is the queer bird of world religions. All the rest have some form of the Golden Rule. Alone among the world religions Islam does not recognize any version of a Golden
Rule. Nor does it have any concept of the equality of mankind. Actually Islam recognizes three classes of people. The foremost tier is Muslim men. Muslim women and children occupy a distant second place. And literally bringing up the rear is all the rest of us. Non-Muslims are barely considered human. We are fit only to slaughtered to their blood thirsty god as human sacrifices.
The god of Islam is allah. A fiend so terrible as to be despised by all moral people. Indeed, Islam qualifies as an immoral religion. It teaches treachery, brutality, torture, supremacy, lying, savagery and killing in the name of allah. It is the only of the world’s religions that has an organized, entrenched theology of killing; Jihad. It also has an effective membership retention plan called the murdering of apostates. You can join Islam but you can never leave. All the schools of Islamic jurisprudence recognize the same penalty for apostates. They should be killed.
Be careful of the God you worship. You will be molded slowly and totally by your religion. Take it from me not all religions are good. Islam is a toxic poison killing decency and finally destroying your human character.
Choose wisely your God. In truth you will become just like Him
Strider the Ranger
No, I did not make a series of typographical errors. I refuse to lend dignity to the name of allah by capitalizing it. This god of allah is more akin to a demon. He is no true god.