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Friday, January 25, 2008

Antagonizing other Faiths?

A couple of days ago, WorldNetDaily posted an article, here, about a Christian TV show battling the PC police by Christian "infidels" eating a cookie decorated like Muhammad, the prophet of Islam.

The producers of the show describe their actions like this:

"What were doing is exercising our freedom of speech and freedom of the press to the fullest in order to challenge a tyrannical, oppressive system that has doomed the cultures and countries of the Middle East for centuries," Mitchell told WND. "Now it's trying to invade our borders, and somebody has to speak up about it."

Thankfully, there was a follow-up. Faith TV, in an article here, has decided not to air the episode, saying:

"We're not going to air it," said Jim West, president of the Florida-based, Christian network. "We feel this program just goes beyond the bounds of good taste."

What are your opinions about the whole idea? Is it a good idea for Christians to deliberately antagonize another faith?

I'll have a post that discusses a passage we just discussed on Wednesday night.

Compare this situation to Colossians 4:2-4.

On another note, how do the makers of the cookie know what Muhammad looked like?

3 comments:

Kevin Bussey said...

No,

I don't think we should purposely antagonize anyone. That sure won't lead them to Jesus.

Shilingi-Moja said...

If we deliberately antagonize a person of another faith (or a person without any faith), how will we ever have the credibility to share truth with them? Would they listen to us share our testimony of how Christ has transformed us into His likeness? (Matthew 5:44, Luke 6:27, 35)

Bob

DT Boy said...

I am not sure how the cookie makers knows but they seem to have done a good job.

On a more serious note. I would agree that antagonizing another faith is not the way to go.