A New Day

One of my favorite songs is from the musical, Les Miserables, it goes something like this:

Tomorrow we’ll discover
What our God in Heaven has in store!
One more dawn
One more day
One day more!

So on this new day, this Monday, can we put behind us the problems of last week? Let’s leave those things alone and not keep harping on the same issue. What issue do you mean? you might innocently ask me.

Frankly, I’m sick to death of the New York Mosque story. I don’t want to hear anything more about it.  Here’s how I stand on it, as I’m sure the whole world is waiting with bated breath to hear Savannah Liston’s proclamation concerning the mosque that is to be built 2 blocks from where the World Trade Centers once stood. As a Christian, I’m not overly thrilled about Muslims moving into America and building this mosques. From a Christian perspective,  Islam can be dangerous. As a Christian, the mosque in New York poses a threat to my religion. But as a human being, it seems that the establishment in Washington D.C. poses more of a threat to my life. That’s the way I look at it.

For example, if anyone dares argue with the mainstream belief concerning the mosque and Islam, we’re told that, “well, they want to impose Sharia law on Americans–and wouldn’t that just be terrible?” Well, yes, that’s right, Sharia law would be bad. But what do you think we have now? A free country? So maybe our government doesn’t regulate how we dress. But they do regulate pretty much every other aspect of life. The government tells us what kind of toilets we can have, what kind of showerheads are “safe” for us, what plants we can ingest, and the list goes on. When the government wants to regulate how much salt we consume, how much better are we really from Sharia law? When the government orders us to wear seatbelts and legislates what we can and cannot do while driving, is that much different from Sharia law?

It seems rather absurd to me…if you’re so worried about someone telling you what to do, then keep an eye on D.C….not a community center in New York.

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