When having public discussions with people, we many times find that the real reason that people oppose our ideas is that they have no real understanding of those ideas. As they begin to tear down their “straw man” form of your logic, it becomes apparent they have no clue what you believe.
The problem is easily fixed if you can get them to shut up long enough to tell them that those things they so easily destroyed were not your views. We can forgive the misinformed or mistaken, but what we cannot forgive is the ignorant and malicious.
Such people as Catherine Rampell of the Washington Post have the time and the resources to know better. This makes clear that such mistakes are intentional and nefarious. She wants to use her place in the news as a propagandist. So what has Rampell said to earn such a conclusion? She has compared Christian with Islamic law to scare the populous into opposing the POTUS.
Much-dreaded “sharia law,” or something resembling it, may well be coming to the United States.
Just not in the form many Americans expected.
That is, the religiously motivated laws creeping into public policymaking aren’t based on the Koran, and they aren’t coming from mythical hard-line Islamists in, say, Dearborn, Mich. They’re coming from the White House, which wants to make it easier for hard-line Christians to impose their beliefs and practices on the rest of us.
Let’s forget for a second the issue that has brought such a stinging and impossible accusation. Let’s deal with the fact that there has and never could be such a thing as a Christian Sharia. As Bojidar Marinov pointed out to James White, this is an ontological impossibility. The two sources are irreconcilably different.
The laws themselves are completely different. Not just in what they propose as the standard of God of people, but in their structure and content. In the first place, the Law of God found in the Bible is a comprehensive and intentional moral code to be followed and is presented as the moral attributes of God Himself. It is codified and easy to discern, whereas Sharia scattered and compiled by inference and speculation from events and sayings about an unknowable god.
But most importantly, what we have to point out to Catherine is the fact that this Law she hates is the Law placed over every person by their creator. She hates this Law because she is in rebellion against her Creator. And the evidence that she gives that Trump wants to impose this Law is no more than the political banter of an anti-Constitutionist.
She wishes to silence the Church and prevent the oppressed Christians of the Middle East from entering the country. Her tactics are that of fear. And her motivations are those of hate.