Answering Islam - A Christian-Muslim dialog

  • Peter Beinart, Islam, and Critical Thinking

    Peter Beinart addressed the recent argument between Bill Maher and Sam Harris versus Ben Affleck and Nicholas Kristof on whether Islam is “the mother lode of bad ideas.” Beinart takes exception to Maher’s categorical criticism of Islam and labels it “dangerous.” He argues that Islam is a diverse faith subject to a multitude of interpretations: “Islam is not violent or peaceful, dangerous or benign”, consequently it is not fair or accurate to denigrate the faith as a whole.
    Beinart, who has done some good work elsewhere, does not know Islam and his argument is shallow and incorrect.
  • God's Peace Plan

    Deepening sectarian conflict in the Muslim world points to a violent trait that traces back to the early days of Islam and is rooted in Quranic teachings. The Bible, however, is characterized by peacemaking as Jesus said, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." Another Scripture says, "How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger who brings good news ... of peace and salvation." Elsewhere believers are instructed to put shoes on their "feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace." Of course, we use our feet to go places. And Christ commanded his followers, "Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone." So let us take the opportunity before us to share this Good News at a time when people have such a deep yearning for peace.

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