"...Why Are We So Afraid?"Let that smolder in your mind for a minute.
I am, of course, referring to the current and latest brouhaha over the comments of the Pope by our "Religion of Peace" constituents.
The quote is from a piece by The Reverend John Krenson, a Permanent Ordained Deacon of The Roman Catholic Church.
"Culturally and religiously we are on the defensive in this War on Terror. And it makes no sense to me. We accept immoral expressions of outrage by Muslims across the world and yet fail to have any of our own justified moral indignation at their actions. Instead we apologize for causing their reactions. Perhaps I should apologize to my four year old for his little temper tantrum this morning and for the time he slugged his sister in the face with a toy."
"We hold the high ground - we believe in individual liberty, we believe in religious tolerance, we believe in women’s rights, we believe in a narrow window for the just use of war - and we should not be afraid to stand tall and to express our outrage at the insane reactions we are seeing across the Muslim world. In fact their actions prove the point made previously in Danish cartoons and the quote from Pope Benedict. It is all well and good to be sensitive but it is quite another thing when Muslims actually manifest what we criticize. It is quite another thing when there is lack of reciprocity in Muslim treatment of Jews and Christians. They have yet to practice what they preach - except for the spread of Islam by the sword and the convert or be killed part."
Go and read the entire thing at One Hand Clapping.
We are WAY beyond the point where such response is merited.....yes, deserved, and even necessary. We are NOT in the wrong, and to allow the apologist liberals/MSM to paint us so is in itself a crime!