Why Akathleptos?

Why Akathleptos? Because it means Uncontainable. God is infinite. Hence, the whole universe cannot contain Him. The term also refers to the incomprehensibility of God. No man can know everything about God. We can know Him personally but not exhaustively, not even in Heaven.

Why Patmos? Because the church is increasingly marginalized and exiled from the culture.

Why Pen-Names? So the focus is on the words and not who wrote them. We prefer to let what we say stand on its own merit. There is precedent in church history for this - i.e., the elusive identity of Ambrosiaster who wrote in the 4th century A.D.

“Truth is so obscured nowadays, and lies so well established, that unless we love the truth we shall never recognize it." Blaise Pascal

Saturday, July 30, 2016

The truth is that there is no such thing as "radical Islam"

In contrast to the current American administration, various Muslim writers from across the Arab world are finally admitting that Islam itself is the problem and the cause of global terror. The only way to curb the terror carried out in its name is to conduct a fundamental overhaul of Islamic texts and their interpretations. Islamic Intellectuals from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt and Morocco are criticizing Muslim leaders and clerics for ignoring the real problems of Muslim society and dismissing terror attacks with faulty platitudes such as the oft-repeated, “Not in Islam’s name.” The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), which monitors Arab-language media, published translations of explosive articles arguing that the ideologies behind terror groups such as the Islamic State stem from Islamic jurisprudence that is no longer relevant today.

Story is here.


Of course, the problem is that terrorists are simply reading the Islamic texts as the first Muslim did - i.e., they are true to Islamic theology. "Radical" Islamists are simply being true to the text and teachings. The mainstream media works overtime to deceive people in falsely identifying Muslim terrorists as "radical Islam," when these acts of terror have in fact been carried out by Muslims in accordance with the teachings of Islam since its inception 1400 years ago.

The lie of 'radical Islam' or 'Islamic extremists' has also been advanced by Muslim advocacy groups like the terror-linked CAIR and others who have bullied and intimidated the media into presenting a false narrative about Islam and Muslims, claiming that acts of terror carried out here in the US and around the world are the work of a very small minority of 'radical Muslims' and that the vast majority of Muslims are peaceful and just want to live quiet lives.

While the vast majority of Muslims may not engage in jihad or acts of terror, it is noteworthy that their leaders almost never publicly denounce those acts but actually try to justify them. Why? Because jihad is an undeniable central teaching of Islam. The only correct delineation between Muslims is "practicing Muslims" and "non-practicing Muslims". When a Muslim commits an act of terror in the name of 'allah,' they are doing precisely what their religion teaches them. When a Christian commits a heinous act of violence/terror, they are acting in clear violation of the teaching of Scripture.

The term "radical Islam" is meaningless since Islam is inherently radical by nature. The truth is that there is no such thing as radical Islam.  The term is an invention of western politicians in a desperate attempt to confront the problem of Islamic terrorism, without offending Muslims.

The following video does not fall into the multiculturalist narrative that western politicians deceitfully parrot to a gullible populace ...

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