Don’t let fear and ignorance win!

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In times of great evil my advice is simple; don’t let fear and ignorance win. With the horrific event that happened less than 24 hours ago in Paris, we need to realize that it wasn’t our Muslim brothers and sisters who were behind the attacks, and yet that might be the lie we tell others and one we ourselves might buy into.

How sad that Islamophobia and other religion-based phobia are very prevalent in our world today. To give weight, to have convoluted thoughts and lack sound judgment and rationality and go on and accuse Muslims (or any other religious people group) of doing something in the name of their God because supposedly that’s what s/he demands.

As a follower of Christ, I know that Christianity’s history is at times patchy, dark, and reeks of evil. From having a hand in modern Palestine and Israel to The Crusades, but just because something was done in the name of God does not mean in the SLIGHTEST that it was God and that religion, only the guise of God and religion.

I stand in solidarity with my Muslim brothers and sisters because I realize that what happened does not reflect true Islam and faithful Muslims across the world. I also stand with them because that is what Jesus would do and it is my desire to be Christ-like in my words and also my actions.

~Nathanael~

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5 thoughts on “Don’t let fear and ignorance win!

  1. Beautiful words. I must tell you that we all appreciate your support in this time. The aftermath is always difficult for navigation, but as believers of the God of Abraham, both Christians and Muslims can stand together against the intolerance from extremists on all sides.

  2. There is a difference between hate and taking practical measures. Already 2 of the attackers are confirmed to have had refugee status. And may many mosques around Europe are preaching Sharia law, gender inequality, etc.

    Christ himself told his disciples to carry swords.

    • Jesus did? If I recall correctly Jesus said in Matthew 26:52 “Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.”

      • He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.”

        — Luke 22:36, NIV

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