Friday, June 20, 2008

Christian Jihadi

(Thanks to Damien for helping me out with this.)

Because we report on the atrocities committed by Muslims intent on Jihad, we are often criticized as bigoted, racist, etc. This is ridiculous. First off, Islam is a religion and not a race. And second, why would anyone ever do anything but condemn an ideology which calls for Homosexuals, Apostates, and Adulterers to be put to death, and for women to be second-class citizens (virtual slaves).

If we didn't condemn such things, then we would be bigots.

Anyway, because we condemn Islamic Jihadists for the right reason, we also criticize Christians who exhibit Jihadi-type behavior.

As in this case:

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) - A public school teacher preached his Christian
beliefs despite complaints by other teachers and administrators and used a
device to burn the image of a cross on students' arms, according to a report by
independent investigators.

Mount Vernon Middle School teacher John Freshwater also taught
creationism in his science class and was insubordinate in failing to remove a
Bible and other religious materials from his classroom, the report said.

Freshwater's friend Dave Daubenmire defended him.

"With the exception of the cross-burning episode ... I believe John
Freshwater is teaching the values of the parents in the Mount Vernon school
district," he told The Columbus Dispatch in a story published Friday.

The guy should be put in jail for torturing children. It doesn't matter, if the parents agree with him or not. Branding children with crosses on their arm is wrong. It is torture, pure and simple.

The man is a maniac. And, he is doing what he is doing in the name of Christ.

Fact is, he has no scriptures to back up the practice of torturing children in this manner. Nor is there a significant body of worshippers who practice branding. Nor, is this kind of branding advocated by major Christian Theologians, academic institutions, media outlets, or government officials.
However, in his mind, he is doing the right thing and he is doing it in the name of Christ.

He is a Christian Jihadi.


Damien said...


Yes he is a sort of Christian Jihady.

Here's another article on this idiot.
Its from the science blog, the Panda's Thumb.

Don P said...

The difference here is that Christians around the country join you in condemning the action of a nut job like this. You won't hear Focus on the Family, for instance explaining how his conduct was "Biblical". No one is going to run around yelling about racism. The fact is that people like this make all Christians look bad; the Bible itself condemns behavior that brings reproach upon the Church.

Pastorius said...

Yes, there is no intellectual/theological infrastructure to encourage of defend such an attack.