Monday, September 18, 2006

Islam's Weakest Link

This is the best post I've ever read from the Shrine of the Holy Whapping. Drew puts down in plain terms the main difference between Christianity and Islam, the notion of a loving God who wants us to be with Him and who would send His divinity to earth for our sake.

In Islam, there are the characteristics of Allah. Among them are unity, eternity, perpetuity, existence, strength, knowledge, life, hearing, sight, speech, and my favorite, total dissimilarity. Love isn't on that list, nor is forgiveness or mercy. Islam is a faith of powerful strength and not a faith of powerful love. I believe John Paul II put it that Islam is not a religion of redemption and that in Islam, there is no room for the cross.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16