I ran across this post today at Framptonia, it's a team blog run by my buddy Nathan. Today's post was a well-written defense of the ACLU by Sarafenix. Now as most know, I am no friend of the ACLU and while I don't wish to debate the merits of that organization yet again, my opinion is well documented. (Here, Here, and Here.) Below is the snippet that I take offense with, but don’t believe me, go read the full post here.
“The ACLU would stand for these same "Christians" if their belief system was going to be limited if the religious majority in this country were Islamic. The ACLU would and will stand for all who find themselves oppressed from having what I see to be the greatest freedom...and that is the freedom to express one's self without fear of reprisal...the thing that this blog forum allows for us now, the freedom of speech.”
Again a well-written post by Sarafenix, and while I have a different opinion about the usefulness of the ACLU, I can point out one thing you are dead wrong about.
If this was a country with an Islamic majority, there is no way in hell they would allow an organization such as the ACLU to exist. It would be disbanded, its members watched by agents of the Religious establishment and most likely killed or tortured, kind of like what happens to Christians in Muslim countries all over the world.
While most followers of the Islamic faith are peace loving individuals, most of their governments and
Allow me to close with a prayer for my Muslim friends and offer my wishes for peace in the coming New Year.
O God! O our Master! You are eternal life and everlasting peace by Your essence and attributes. The everlasting peace is from You and it returns to You. O our Sustainer! Grant us the life of true peace and usher us into the abode of peace. O Glorious and Bounteous One! You are blessed and sublime.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night. Later…………..