Monday, March 20, 2006

A Small God vs. Soul Freedom

Today therre have been multiple articles written about an Afghan man facing death for his faith. Two thoughts...

The first is that basic Baptist tenet that faith cannot be coerced. It is freely chosen or it doesn't exist. What the leaders in Afghanistan do not realize is that they are sowing the very destruction of their religion by forcing it upon people.

The second is that folk who feel the need to protect their God have a very small God. Seriously now, if the future of Christianity were to depend upon me protecting the faith, it would die very quickly. If Islam in Afghanistan requires the death penalty to keep people in the fold, what does that say about their trust in the power of their faith?

1 comment:

Tom said...

Reminds me of when the people had to help their god Dagon to its feet after falling over in the presence of the Ark of the Covenant, the symbol of the glory of God.