I often find it amusing, enlightening and equally frustrating to read some of the Arabic/Islamic press. They have a knack for turning truth on its head. And when that happens, one gets a unique perspective. The brouhaha over some Islamists’ take on Obama being Muslim or not Muslim is absolutely fascinating.
While traveling to Australia and England this summer, I was amazed, but not surprised, at the fever-pitch level the so-called “environmentalists” have reached. Every second word on television is “environment” … “green” … “mother earth.” Every second commercial boasted that their product is “earth friendly.”
Have you ever asked yourself this question?
“Why are we having more debates on ‘racism’ today when we have the first black president in our nation's history?”
There are several reasons that I, an African-born American, can offer here.
- “Racism” is used as a tool on the part of those who are benefiting from stirring the pot of “racism."
- “Racism” is far less real than some of the political merchants make it out to be.
- “Racism” is a condition of the heart. And as long as the heart of this nation is rejecting the God of power and might—the God who alone can change the heart of men and women and thus the heart of the nation—this issue among others will be used as a political football.
- Until we repent of all our sins and turn to God, enthroning Him upon our hearts and therefore upon the heart of the nation, “racism” will be one of those issues that will be used and abused by many.
America is in trouble not for lack of “a dialogue on racism,” but because we are running away from God.
Recently former congressman and former college football star J.C. Watts, a black American, was asked about the race issue. Here is how he answered it:
"I preached recently at The Church of The Apostles in Atlanta, Georgia where Dr. Michael Youssef is the pastor. The people inside The Church of The Apostles did not look like Michael Youssef, they did not look like J.C. Watts, and they did not look like Randy Evans (J.C. Watts’ attorney and a member of The Church of The Apostles). They looked like what heaven will be like. It was not a white congregation; it was not a black congregation. It was a congregation of believers."
To say anything other than “Amen!” to that quote would be self-serving.
The vast majority of Americans are frustrated and angry over the building of a majestic mosque and Islamic center near the heart of Ground Zero in New York City. Muslim leaders are using western language of “tolerance” and “freedom of religion” to gain approval for placing that monstrosity exactly where they want it. While in reality, Islamic and Arabic media outlets are triumphantly, if not blatantly, saying that Islam is a superior religion, therefore it can build a mosque anywhere in the world, and the infidels need to shut up and accept it.