Friday, August 5, 2011

What is Chrislam?

There is a new fear term – fear word - circulating along the born again fear blog networks and that is the word Chrislam.

What is Chrislam?

Actually there is a Christian sect in Nigeria that started the term “Chrislam” in the 1980s in an attempt to build bridges of understanding in a 50/50 Muslim/Christian nation.  In that sect, both the Bible and Koran get respected as valid religious text.

In the context of born again blogs, whenever a megachurch pastor such as Rick Warren sits down and talks to a Muslim or has an interfaith conference or prayer service, or a Sunday school teacher outlines the basic facts of Mohammed or his religion, all hell has broken lose!

(An army of negro muslims has been spotted and rumored to be on the road to Smalleville USA at this very minute? What’s Jeff Davis’ cell phone number!)  Sad.

The ranks of Christian soldiers have broken ranks.  What next? Hispanics in the local Christian town square in the white heartland demanding jobs and socialism?  Secularism! Whatever.

Most of these fear blogs mention two things – Rick Warren – and the Koran/Quran - Korans are being put in the pews of these liberal, progressive, godless churches next to the bible. Yeah right. 

If there are two things the far right GOP Church Party types do not have to fear – that is Rick Warren or the Koran.  Boring stuff.

The same way Rob Bell got labeled as satanic simply because he choose to spell Hell with a small “h” as in hell, Warren can take the heat from these borderline lunatic fringe Christians and their paranoid blogs. And the Koran is simply the Koran.

Get a life people, won't you.

Have a nice day, free of fools and fear.


Widemouth said...

I appreciate that there are many blogs who will exaggerate or blow things out of proportion but upon some further investigation there does seem to be something to comment on. This article seems to at least explain both religions and the problems surrounding a combined religion like Chrislam. See here

D M Mulvihill said...

I like the idea of Christlam. Sign me up. But I think Christlam goes much further back in history. When the Muslim conquered North Africa and Spain back in the 7th century, they did it with relatively little bloodshed, because many of the Christians there welcomed the Islamic 'liberators' from the heavy hand of the Orthodox Christian. Most Christians in N. Africa and Spain were followers of a heretic sect known as Arianist. Arianist had some misgiving about the Trinity and the divinity of Christ and their views actually came closer to Muslims who viewed Jesus a prophet, not a god. The Muslim let the Arianist alone, and because of that, they eventually all converted to Islam willingly. For several centuries, N. Africa and Spain had been the wealthiest, most tolerant, and most intellectually thriving part of the world.