A good journalist, as can easily be agreed…gets information from many sources and double-checks the facts. But oddly enough…when info began to surface about the Norway terrorist, a lone Norwegian police officer opined that he thought Breivik (the fiend) was a “fundamentalist Christian”…an assessment based upon ZERO evidence.
And the world media, in the most unprofessional manner possible, ran with and splashed the info across every outlet possible.
Now, that actual evidence proves otherwise, is it possible to take back the unjust and erroneous smear made upon Christianity? Is the mainstream media doing their darndest to retract that false accusation?
What appears, to the average observer, is that the global media is bigoted against Christians. Whatever happened to relying on facts? Does the fact that the doctrine of Christianity, according to the official book of record (the Bible), proves that Christianity…and it’s true followers, are true people of peace and nonviolence? Was their rush to judgment due to their desire to promote moral equivalency where none is evidence?
Since 9-11, over 17,500 deadly terror attacks have been carried out by Muslims worldwide. These attacks emanated from a doctrine of hatred and intolerance toward those who do not believe in Islam or its so-called prophet.
Has the media covered these terror events as thoroughly? Have they drawn immediate conclusions as to the terrorists ideology? In the few Islamic cases they could not ignore…they made contortionist moves to avoid the truth concerning the identity of the miscreants. Many people are still unaware of the religion of the Fort Hood terrorist…and not because there were no facts available.
Does anyone sense a love affair with lies, here?
If facts count…and I thought they did in a real world…there is a huge difference between the doctrine of Christianity and that of Islam. The words of the Bible dictate love, forgiveness, kindness and nonviolence toward those who do not believe in Jesus. Islam preaches the antithesis of that doctrine. So when an individual commits acts of violence and attempts to identify himself as a Christian, he is going against the words of the Bible. BUT…when a Muslim commits acts of violence, in the name of Islam…he is FOLLOWING the words of Muhammed.
That’s night vs. day. That is truth vs. lies.
To function in a real world, with real threats to real people…we must ALWAYS deal with truth. We must be lovers of truth…in the midst of lovers of lies…to survive.
Shalom through strength…