Despite all of the important topics I have been preparing for a few weeks now to present to all my readers, due to the current Christmas Holiday’s I have decided to go a different path today and write, or better tell you how our Christian brothers and sisters in Bethlehem and other Muslim countries celebrate their Christmas.
Oh silent night, Oh holy night
All is calm, all is bright…….
Every Christian in the world knows those words of the one song that is most famous all around the world, the one song that every Christian in the world sings on the day of the birth of our savior Jesus Christ.
And while we Christians in the so called western Civilization seem to forget more and more, year by year, the true meaning of Christmas and render homage to the shopping insanity, our brothers and sisters in the middle east are left alone and subject to discrimination, attacks, slaughtering, and persecution of the self declared “peaceful Muslims”.
Just to remind you:
If you, as a Christian in a Christian Country like the United States or Europe or anywhere else in the World even dare to closely examine the Muslim religion, criticize their criminal child molesting and self declared prophet Mohammed, Muslims all over the world feel free to file discrimination lawsuits against you, call for Jihad, put a bounty on your head, and riot all over the world. Or just dare to disrespect their holy month called “Ramadan” hell breaks loose in no time at all.
At the same time the very same, well educated, and well spoken representatives of this subhuman Religion do not get tired of appearing on every western American and European TV and Print media whining about how discriminatory the bad western civilization might be and how peaceful and loving the Muslim religion is – Bullshit.
Permit me a sidebar for one second; here is a bit of information that you never hear, first, the Koran says that Jesus cannot be worshipped as “deity” and then it also says that when the Muslims messiah comes back (mahdi) that Jesus will be with him as his first lieutenant, so to speak, and his job is to behead all of the Christians and Jews. There is no “common” ground here and someone ought to be telling it like it really is.
So here is the second thing, if the Muslim religion is so peaceful how come the Roman Catholic Cardinal of Austria, and other cardinals in Europe, have to lobby their governments to provide asylum Visas for Christian Arabs in Europe because they are “persecuted for religious reasons” and this asylum is granted.
Don’t get me wrong I am happy they are granted and our Christian brothers and sister are safe now, but why do they have to have an Asylum period if Muslims are such humanitarians and such a peaceful religion?
When Religion becomes Politics
Back to the topic:
Bethlehem – sacred place for all Christians in the world – this is where our savior Jesus Christ was born in a manger.
Bethlehem – for those who have ever been there, throughout the year a beautiful spiritual place with the spirit of Jesus surrounding you.
Bethlehem – on Christmas a tinderbox where Christians try to gain the spirit of our savior, the Muslims are busy attacking every Christian possible.
And not only in Bethlehem, also in Jerusalem and other sacred Christian places in Israel. Our Jewish brethren are busy with the attempt to keep the peace right in the middle of flying rocks, bullets, and riots caused by Muslims, and the dormant UN observer is trying to hide, doing what he does best – report to Headquarters and other than that nothing else.
In my previous Blog Column from 2010/12/09 “Turkey and Obama’s secret plan to destroy Christianity” (http://wp.me/pF1Ot-8y) I explain exactly how the Muslim infiltration works and I point out that the stronghold and first line of defense in our battle to preserve our Christian heritage is Europe.
But here is the big problem – EUROPE.
We Americans are truly blessed. We have a full freedom of Religion and one might like it or not, but here in the U.S.A. one can worship who and whatever he/she wants, even if it’s a broomstick.
That also counts for Christianity in America. We have many denominations like Roman Catholics, Presbyterians, Baptist (in all their forms), Methodist, Lutheran, Pentecostal, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and dozens of other Christian denominations where we feel comfortable in worshipping our Savior Jesus Christ.
In Europe this is not so easy:
The Roman catholic church has been for, now, 2010 years the leading Christian Church, disrupted only once when German Martin Luther on 31 October of 1517 nailed a protest reformation on a church in Germany breaking with the almighty power and narcissism of the Pope (Source: Wikipedia - http://is.gd/jqnic).
Ever since then the Roman Catholic Church has been in a constant struggle of power and like the famous cat that runs after her own tale the Catholics in Europe and all over the world are battling their own survival on all the wrong battlefields.
Not only the Roman Catholic Church, but also the modern day Lutheran Church in my humble opinion is making some mistakes. I am going to point out just a few here.
1) Catholics are led as a totalitarian Church, believing that the Pope is the almighty wisdom and speaks directly for God. The word of the Vatican is law and there is no discussion allowed.
2) While Muslim Countries hail their dozens of attempts to conquer the Christian World as heroism, teaching in their schools to annihilate the “Zionists” (Christians and Jews) in order to Muslimze the world, the Roman Catholic Church keeps feeling guilty and apologizing for the Crusades.
3) Plagued by internal scandals, such as criminal misbehavior of Priests, the Catholic Church leadership has not dealt with these issues at there core. And because they have tried to cover up a lot of it the out come has been disastrous and many parishioners have left the church in anger and frustration.
Here is the first crux: Just because frustrated Christians leave the Church that does not mean they stop believing in God that just means they are not happy with their church, but those people are totally left alone and this is why:
4) So eager for preserving their power as the leading Christian Church the Roman Catholic Churches in Europe lobby to assure that other denominations are still considered a “Cult”.
For example, in Austria to be recognized as a church one has to go through a screening by the government. And the rules are pretty simple: The new denomination has to be considered significant, different to the already existing Religion. And the Catholics are on this screening board. So when Baptist, Methodists, Presbyterians, and others who believe in the same Bible, they are according to the board of review, not so different from the Catholics (who are on the board) and will therefore be considered a cult.
And since Cults are usually something bad, nobody really wants to be a member of one and so the Christians are again left alone.
The only way for those other denominations to exist is for them to join forces with the Lutheran Evangelicals in a group called “Independent Evangelical Churches”.
These kind of divisive comments drive an ever larger wedge between the Christians in Europe. Instead of uniting them in the battle against Muslim infiltration and protecting Christians all around the world, especially in the Muslim countries; the entire European Christian community is being split… A house divided cannot stand.
5) Last but not least for this Column (sure there would be more to say about that but I leave that up to discussions) – the Roman Catholic Church is actually not a church anymore but a “POLITICAL COUNTRY”; their Archbishops are “Ambassadors”, the Vatican is a country, with its own Status and their Cardinals are political representatives.
And just like any other political Country the Catholics have to adjust to the current mainstream politics in order to be diplomatically accepted. But diplomacy and Religion do not go hand in hand when it comes to cultural differences and taking a stand.
This balancing act between religion and politics is causing the Catholics a lot of creditability issues. On one end they are supposed to promote the Word of God as written in the Bible and follow the decrees of the pope, but on the other end they are supposed to balance it in a form of diversity facing new areas of living.
This entire hullabaloo of ideologies makes the church seem unauthentic to their followers. The repeated public accusations of other denominations being untrue Christians and followers of a cult, are keeping many Catholics out of the pews.
- Incapacity of flexibility on modern day traditional family life
- Lack of leadership in scandals
- Lack of spiritual guidance
- Incapacity to Unite and protect Christians…
These are not good leadership skills.
In the battle against Muslimization, Europe will be the first line of defense for Christianity
How can we expect to be able to protect our Christian Brothers and Sisters in Muslim Countries assuring their right to worship our Savior Jesus Christ if we are not even capable of defending our Homeland and Christian Strongholds?
The one church, who claims the exclusive right to protect them, is not capable of uniting all Christians. Instead they’d rather focus on keeping their power because of their jealously of other denominations.
Just a small excerpt from 2010:
- 46 Christian’s dead in Iraq, murdered dead and nobody prosecuted.
- The Turkey Archbishop Luigi Padovese stabbed 8 times in the heart, refused help and than beheaded by a Muslim with the words “Allah et Akbar”, nobody prosecuted.
- A Somali Girl murdered for Converting to Christianity, nobody prosecuted.
- Christians in Muslim Countries have to file for political Asylum all over the world because they are persecuted in their own countries for being Christians.
And the Catholic Church is silent, does not scream out in anguish, and does not use their political Status and lobby politicians of other countries including the UN to condemn this behavior by Muslims.
No, the Catholic Church who actually would have the power to unite all Christians preach diversity, act in “tolerance romanticism” and wonder why so many of their followers leave the church in frustration.
“God Almighty in his Power and Glory is amazing and Jesus is truly our Savior, but His representatives need some fixing”.
So if you read this blog and get the impression I am hitting on Catholics as followers – definitely no.
I like to see this column as a warning to the catholic Leadership (not that they really care). As a warning that if we do not unite NOW and start accepting each other, despite all differences, as what we are, faithful followers of Christ, and Unite under 1 cross and 1 Savior Jesus Christ, we all are doomed and soon will live in a Muslim world.
MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON US
Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself.
(Norman W. Brooks)
I want to wish my readers and faithful supporters
Filled with love, joy and happiness
And my God bless you every day of your life.
And a happy
May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope,
The spirit of Christmas which is peace;
The heart of Christmas which is love.
(Ada V. Hendricks)
Thank you all for reading my columns, share thoughts and ideas with me, and I look forward to an amazing year 2011 with many interesting topics we can discuss. I love and cherish all of you from the bottom of my heart
In the year of the Lord
December 24, 2010
Tom C. Lehner