Renaldo Dubois wrote:
What an inept collosal failure of a post. You are now reduced to taking my words out of context and answering by editing my reply.
I did not edit your reply. I quoted it directly. Almost line by line I addressed each part of it for that matter. Probably more effort than it was worth. But hey, in for the dime, in for the dollar. Let's recap...
Renaldo Dubois wrote:
I asked you how many nations in the ME did Christianity open the door to Sharia Law in? You're the one who made the claim. It's not my fault if you can't back up your statements.
You did ask me this, but it was a huge back slide from your original claim that:
The nations in the ME with Sharia Law didn't have any Christians "open the door" for Sharia Law.
For which I addressed with a contrary example of CIA action that resulted in a Islamic theocracy being installed, and then unfortunately a even more conservative theocracy coming into power after that. You then took that statement of fact and claimed that:
Just because there are Christians in government does not mean that there is a "Christian policy". You are wanting me to believe that just because a CIA guy is a Christian that means there is a Christian policy in our government?
...but nowhere in my post had I said that this made it a Christian policy. I had simply addressed your claim about Christians helping sharia law come into place. This is probably why you tried to switch gears and move the goal post.
Moving to the more domestic issue of how Christianity opens up the door to things such as sharia law, here's the break down.
We live in a secular state. You posted these words in this thread already, so I'm not going to take the time to convince you of something for which you've already conceded. Christians have been a huge power lobby in American politics and have legislated many of their moral standards into law (laws involving reproduction, homosexuality, etc). In doing so, they have opened the doors for other religions to insert their moral standards into law as well. Since their can be no establishment of religion, if a Christian law can be put into place, then there is no objective reason why a Muslim (or Hindu etc) law could be passed into law. The only ethical objection that can be permitted in denial of sharia law being implemented is that no religion gets to have extra judiciary or legislative power. Conservative Christians have crossed this line, and they know it. Having breached that separation, they have no defense for why they can do it and others cannot.
This is the mistake that England (and I believe France) made in allowing the establishment of Hebrew courts for the settlement of civic matters. It only opens up the gates for religious judiciary power. No religion should have state power.
Conservative Christians are blushing.