The Will of Allah

As Judeo-Christian belief fades in the West, the ability to appreciate that adherents of another creed still recognise their holy book as the perfect, immutable guide to all of life fades with it. Islam is not Christianity with a beard. Our political leaders need to acknowledge that simple fact.

In a thoughtful article (‘A deal beyond belief’) in The Weekend Australian on July 18, the commentator Greg Sheridan observed, “No one in the West takes the idea of God seriously any more and cannot conceive of a government whose actual real behaviour is determined by theological goals.”

The government Sheridan wrote of is Iran and the god is the Judeo-Christian God of the Bible. Sheridan’s article was commenting on the value of the US-Iran accord on sanctions and nuclear weapons. Almost as an aside, his insightful comment identifies the reason behind the difficulty Western leaders have in coming to grips with the Islamic imbroglio.

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  • Jay Currie

    Taking the idea of God seriously is a funny sort of a thing.

    Every week I go to church in my little village. I actually conducted the ordination ceremony for our priest.

    I don’t go because I take “the idea of God seriously”. I might and I might not. I do take the idea of a Christian Church seriously and so should you. If we are going to win the clash of civilizations which we neither asked for or wanted, we need to shore up our own institutions including our churches. Yes, I realize that many of our churches are cesspools of know nothing left thinking; but if you don’t go you can’t send an email to the priest suggesting that comparing Trump to the anti-Christ is offensive.

    The odd thing about “cultural” church attendance, reading Scripture once a week, responsively reading a Psalm and reciting the Lord’s Prayer, you begin to have some sense of taking God seriously. It just sort of creeps up on you.

    • Justin St.Denis

      “It just sort of creeps up on you.”

      Rather like genuine Truth? That is what I have found.

    • The west, certainly its political class and elites believe that Muslims think just like they do and want all the same things that they do too.

      It will be our ruin.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    allah peanut butter sandwiches
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l12XsFdmqM

  • Jabberwokk

    “As Judeo-Christian belief fades in the West, the ability to
    appreciate that adherents of another creed still recognise their holy
    book as the perfect, immutable guide to all of life fades with it. Islam
    is not Christianity with a beard. Our political leaders need to
    acknowledge that simple fact.”

    Precisely.