Muslim Rage and Christian Arrogance:
A Time for Reason, Repentance and Dialogue
As people of faith Christians should not be afraid to enquire into
the beliefs of people of other faiths. Not to do so is to admit
that one is very smug in the parochialism of ones faith and
there is nothing else that one has to learn. The perception in a
large section of the Christian community seems to be that if Christianity
has said all that needs to be said about God, there is no need to
agitate ones mind about those who are damned and headed for
hell in a basket.
This Christian fundamentalism is of course a perversion of the teachings
of Christ. If nine-eleven has taught us anything then
surely it is that we either live together in harmony as a people
or we perish apart in hatred of each other. No one should have any
doubt what the choice of a decent civilization should be, especially
one built upon the foundations of the Judeo-Christian ethic of love.
About the Author
The Rev. Dr. Raulston Nembhard is a priest in the Episcopal Church.
He has earned degrees from the University of the West Indies, Yale
Divinity School and the Reformed Theological Seminary. He has also
a trained Marriage, Couples and Family Therapist and is presently
a Registered Intern in the State of Florida and a Supreme Court
certified family and county mediator.
He is the author of two other books: You and your Neighbor in
a Broken World and Muslim Rage and Christian Arrogance: A
Time for Reason, Repentance and Dialogue.