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HuffPost want Christians to pretend prophet Mohammed, who initiated 590 mil murders, brought ‘Love and Peace’


HuffPo: Christians ‘Can View Muhammad as a Prophet,’ Brought ‘Love, Peace’

 

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by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
28 Jan 2016, Breitbart

 

An article in the Huffington Post this week proposes that Christians acknowledge Muhammad’s greatness and accept him as a prophet as a way to move forward in interreligious dialogue.

Writer Craig Considine writes that he is a Christian with deep admiration for Muhammad, but doesn’t convert because, although he was an extraordinary human being, Muhammad is not “the man.”

Considine makes that case that since Muslims recognize Jesus as a prophet, Christians should turn the other cheek and recognize Muhammad as a prophet as well. All of this would move interreligious dialogue forward.

In an effort to avoid ambiguity, Considine offers his definition of a prophet as “a messenger of a Higher Power who works on earth to bring justice and peace to humanity.” And Muhammad, he says, fits the bill.

“I fully recognize Muhammad’s greatness,” Considine writes. “He was an exceptional person; he might even be the greatest and most influential human being ever to walk the face of the earth.”

Moreover, he says, “Prophet Muhammad brought love, peace, and much more to a part of the world that had little of these things.”

Perhaps Muhammad’s greatest quality, Considine suggests, is that he adopted a “fierce anti-racist stance.” Unlike many of his contemporaries, the founder of Islam made “the unprecedented move of considering both white people and black people as equals in the eyes of God,” he writes.

Yet somehow, Considine remarks incredulously, “many Christians still refuse to recognize Muhammad as an ‘inspired teacher or proclaimer of the will of God.’”

From the perspective of both orthodox Christianity and historical truth, however, Considine’s thesis doesn’t seem to have a leg to stand on.

Christians believe John the Baptist to be the last of the prophets, since the age of the prophets ends with the coming of God’s son Jesus into the world. “All the prophets and the law prophesied up to the time of John,” Jesus said, adding elsewhere that “the law and the prophets lasted until John” after which the Kingdom of God was preached.

Similarly, the Letter to the Hebrews says that in “many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets; but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.”

This doesn’t mean that prophesy does not continue to exist in the world, and that Christians act as prophets for one another by announcing God’s Word, but it does signal the end of one era and the beginning of another. Orthodox Christians believe that Jesus came as the culmination of God’s self-revelation to the world.

It seems very strange to suggest that Islam, which began as a Christian heresy, could represent a form of prophesy, or that its founder Muhammad could be a prophet as Christians understand the term. His “additions” to Christianity have always been considered as distortions and perversions, not prophecy.

Even apart from Christian belief, Considine’s argument that Muhammad fits the definition of a prophet as “someone who has valuable insight and intuition” and “who is sensitive about the well-being of others” would require something more that his assertion that Muhammad is not a racist.

It would also require showing, for instance, that he was not a rapist, didn’t torture kafirs and didn’t preach or instigate conversion to Islam through the sword. To say, as Considine does, that Muhammad brought “love and peace” seems to defy logic and ignore history.

According to the medieval scholar Thomas Aquinas, for instance, Islam appealed to ignorant, brutish, carnal men and spread not by the power of its arguments or divine grace but by the power of the sword.

“Mohammad said that he was sent in the power of his arms,” Aquinas wrote, “which are signs not lacking even to robbers and tyrants.”

Rev. Franklin Graham, the son of the great evangelist Billy Graham, has been openly critical of Islamic practices, particularly its claim to be a religion of peace and its unjust treatment of women.

In 2010, Graham himself was disinvited from the National Day of Prayer event at the Pentagon because of his critical remarks about Islam, including criticism of its treatment of women. “When you look at what the religion does to women and women alone, it is just horrid,” he said.

In an Oct. 18, 2014 Facebook post, Graham asked, “Is Islam really a religion of peace? Islamic State justified kidnapping women as sex slaves in the new issue of their online magazine. They said that it is a ‘firmly established aspect of Shariah’ and anyone who denies this is denying the Koran.”

Jesus came to give His life for the sins of mankind, not to take life. Mohammad was a warrior and killed many innocent people. (2 of 3)
— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) February 5, 2015

In the end, however, Considine tips his hand. He acknowledges that though he does not believe everything that Prophet Muhammad said according to the Qur’an and hadiths, he also doesn’t believe “everything that Jesus or Moses said according to the Gospel or Talmud.”

“In short,” he admits, “my religion is fluid.”

So fluid, perhaps, that it is hard to qualify as Christian, or anything else.

Follow Thomas D. Williams on Twitter @tdwilliamsrome

[Map of the Muslim ‘Love and Peace’ initiated by prophet Mohammed in invasions and conquests.]


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Jihad against the Greeks

10 thoughts on “HuffPost want Christians to pretend prophet Mohammed, who initiated 590 mil murders, brought ‘Love and Peace’

  1. I will be honest, I have only taken an interest in the Islamic problem in the west and the world since the butchering of Lee Rigby outside of Woolwich Barracks in May 2013. Since then I have been trying to learn but have learnt one thing very well indeed.
    That is when ever a muslim or an apologist for Islam tries to claim that Islam is The Religion of Peace, they never manage to quote any verses from the koran, apart from the obvious like Sura 5:32 which they butcher as much as Lee Rigby was butchered to make it fit their agenda, neither do they manage to find any articles from the hadith or sira to show that Mohammad’s words and actions were peaceful and loving.
    The best they can do is claim that if Islam was violent ALL muslims would be violent so as far as they are concerned that is the end of the matter. In my opinion if Islam was really peaceful and full of love there should be no problem with finding peaceful love promoting verses in any of the Islamic holy books.

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  2. It is quite obvious when one studies the life and times of Mohammed he was simply a madman who wanted to ape the old Prophets – who today most of us take with a pinch of salt. All one can say about some of the old prophets they foresaw the fall of a number of civilizations bearing in mind 2,000+ years ago society was a very different place from today,. One might also say prophets could be likened to clairvoyants or readers of astrology (zodiac symbols) which no educated common sense person takes literally. Islam cannot integrate or achieve peace with anyone so long as Mad Mullahs all over the middle east insist on interfering with economic growth and politics.

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  3. This is my HP reply…I will be interested to see how long it lasts:

    I have read some rubbish in my time but this takes the cake. Only someone with a head where the sun does not shine could write such an article totally contrary to common sense and worldly experience. That is, unless they are the usual brainless, leftist clone still bleating “two legs bad; four legs good” based upon the usual fantasized reality as described by one K Marx. Or a bleeding heart Christian who totally ignores the fact that islam has been at war with the world for 1384 years and conquered and forcibly converted two thirds of the world’s Christians via the sword. The third possibility is someone with an agenda that intends to deliberately drown the west with muslims and the anarchy they bring with them.
    The irony here is that most western governments will be only TOO HAPPY to shoot their own people if they resist this invasion by a supremacist ideology actually worse than Nazism or Communism both of which it fathered. So WWIV or learn” Arabic” make your choice but do it soon.

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    • Yes, Michelle. I’ve been thinking for awhile to go ahead and start learning the language. It’ll probably come in very useful some day. Do you know Arabic yourself? If you do, would it be possible to share a link or two to go to a good site? If not, that’s fine. Would just had hoped that I wouldn’t have to spend time searching for a good site to learn the language. But, it wouldn’t be a problem at all.

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  4. “So fluid, perhaps, that it is hard to qualify as Christian, or anything else” That pretty much sums it up. . Craig Considine, the writer, is totally lost, in mind and in spirit. Sounds like he’ll ride the fence, go both ways (one day christian, next day muslim). He is definitely ignorant on both religions. He will need to make up his mind who he will see when he dies. Hopefully before it’s made up, for him. By his soul being taken to hell, or his head being taken on earth, he needs to figure it out which one religion is based on truth and facts. They both can’t be. How can anyone that has half a brain, not see the differences in each book. But then, he probably hasn’t picked up, either the koran, or the bible, just repeating words or sentences, that someone else has said. Sad, but there’s so many others, just like him.

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  5. Oh, I just COULDN’T wait to make a comment. I haven’t even read the article above yet…I KNOW that Huffington Post is EVIL! I’m not even surprised at the headline here. I’ve been avoiding that website for a long time now…since all they do is bash christians, God, the bible….anything and everything that is good. I can’t STAND that website! Besides being evil, they put up articles that are just nasty, or vulgar, or etc etc. I see their articles all the time on Yahoo, and they disgust me to no end!. I can almost guess from the title of the article on Yahoo’s home page, if they belong to HP. Now I’d like to add, that If you are a disgusting, evil, ignorant, non religious, stupid, etc etc person..you may proceed to read their articles. There is NO forgiving them for what they write. For all I can see, they are a demonic, satan follower website. I do pray that one day, they’ll be taken off the web, PERMANENTLY! …We are told to love everyone, turn the other cheek, and all that, but are we still supposed to do that, when “someone” or “something”, belongs to the devil himself? I stop there.. I’d like to praise the ones who posted this article, which I am going to try not to fly off the handle, reading it. And I would like to ask, if anyone reads my rant here, to please please, please…if you care about your soul, to boycott that site forever! And thank you muslimissue, for showing people what that website is all about! You have my word that, when I am financially able, I will surely donate to your site. Thank You again,…and on to the article, that I have just got to read now, as much as I know I’m going to dislike greatly, whatever it is, they’ve done…THIS time!

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  6. Don’t you just love articles/writers like these? I mean imagine the chaos if he were to write an article asking muslims to accept Jesus as their messiah? Huffpo would be annihilated, thats why huffpo comes out with articles pandering to the muslim asses. Huffpo is the worst! Arianna huffington needs to be sued

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    • Wow, first I’ve heard of muslims being “part” of that site? Two commenters on here saying the same thing about HPost, should be enough evidence for me, but if someone would care to give me more information or a link, showing that they really are,(connected in that way), I would love to see it! That would put the last nail in the coffin, so to speak, for me. Thank you commenters on your opinions on HPost….I’m so happy that there are others with me on the feelings of that so called “website” ….Again, I thank The Muslim Issue for posting it

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  7. He was fucking pirate.

    My expulsion from Methodist Sunday School sixty years ago for unbelief credentialed me as an atheist for my entire cognitive life. Am I blessed? Yes. Blessed with clarity of thought. And boy am I thankful.

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