Do literal religious fundamentalists pose or present a clear and present personal danger of harm to you, or to our Nation?
In My Last Post Six
I stated I will explain with examples the added element of religious fundamentalist literal interpretations vs. inspired messages of the word of God. I will omit metaphoric, and/or mythological versions of religious beliefs.
- taking words in their usual or most basic sense without metaphor or allegory.
- (of a translation) representing the exact words of the original text. (Source HERE)
Examples of Literal Interpretation
Cynics love to mock Christians who believe in a literal interpretation of the Bible. They note supposed absurdities like, the Bible is a sword (Hebrews 4:12); Jesus is a door (John 10:7); and God is a bird (Psalm 61:4). Of course, such caricatures of the process are obvious misrepresentations of proper biblical interpretation. (Source HERE)
Cynics of Islam love to mock Muslims who believe in literal interpretation of the Qur’an. They note the Verses of Violence as in this example.
Quran (9:29) – “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” “People of the Book” refers to Christians and Jews. According to this verse, they are to be violently subjugated, with the sole justification being their religious status. Verse 9:33 tells Muslims that Allah has charted them to make Islam “superior over all religions.” This chapter was one of the final “revelations” from Allah and it set in motion the tenacious military expansion, in which Muhammad’s companions managed to conquer two-thirds of the Christian world in the next 100 years. Islam is intended to dominate all other people and faiths. (Source HERE)
1.religious beliefs based on a literal interpretation of the Bible
- the 20th-cent. movement among some American Protestants, based on these beliefs
any strict adherence to or interpretation of a doctrine, set of principles, etc. (Source Here)
Is a movement in American Protestantism arose in the late 19th century in reaction to theological modernism, which aimed to revise traditional Christian beliefs to accommodate new developments in the natural and social sciences, especially the theory of biological evolution. (Source HERE)
Definitions vary of what Islamic fundamentalism is and how, if at all, it differs from Islamism (or political Islam) or Islamic revivalism. The term has been deemed “misleading” by those who suggest all mainstream Muslims believe in the literal divine origin and perfection of the Quran and so are “fundamentalists”,and by others as a term used by outsiders to describe perceived trends within Islam. (Source HERE)
What is My Concern of Islam
For Muslims, the Qur’an is the eternal and indisputable word of God. The oldest and most sacred text of Islam, it is the cornerstone of every believer’s faith and morality. But the Qur’an is also an earthly book, and its history is intimately connected to the life and history of an earthly community. (Source HERE)
Muslims are predominately committing acts of terrorism. In my opinion, it is foolish to continue to ignore that the Islam Qur’an contains numerous verses of instructions to motivate promote violent acts of terrorism against American citizens.
What is My Point?
Without a legal definition of religion, interpretations of religious beliefs can vary in the minds of followers. In other words, literal interpretations of religious verses can and are being used for political reasons to inspire terrorists to kill both themselves and innocent victims..
The First Amendment was intended to separate Church and State and provide freedom from Government interference in Religious beliefs. Not to promote fear and ignore violence or harm to citizens.
Because of past events of terrorism, it is prudent to address legal means to prevent the clear and present danger to American citizens.
A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. (Proverb 22:3)
In My Next Post
I will give examples of how even a well-intentioned defender of Islam reveals a clear and present danger in her religious beliefs by using two words.
Regards and goodwill blogging.
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