Monday, September 27, 2004

Islam vs American morality

Chuck Colson thinks that America if it was more moral would be more attractive to followers of Islam.

Here is my reply to him:

The things the Islamics hate about America are the very things I like. I would not change a bit of it to cater to them. I am not interested in making America more moral. I am interested in helping individuals.

Democracy, whiskey, sexy. Some Iraqis like it and so do I. Much better than the so called piety that passes for religion in some circles. When a man or woman has had enough vice they start changing for the better. Any attempt to prevent vice just slows down the transformation. So vice like church is one of the Maker's tools.

Prevention of vice is impossible. It just goes underground. What we should be doing is saving individuals not trying to reform the country. Why? Because collectivism doesn't work any better in religion than it does in economics.

1 comment:

Morgan Painter said...

I agree whole heartedly with you. Morality must come from within, not from the government or the church. If not from within then when no one is looking........
Islam seems to have the opinion that if we cover up the women so we can't see what they look like we won't have a lust problem. Nonsense, there was a rampant problem with rape in Iraq that never got reported because the government liked it that way.
Islam treats women as if they are the cause of evil. Sorry but evil comes from within and can only be overcome by honest, moral endeavor.

"Morality is a state of mind that guides you to do the right thing when no one is looking."