Offending Christians OK, Muslims Not So Much

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In Germany,  a school is warning parents to guard the dress of their daughters to avoid offending nearby Muslims.

From the Daily Caller:

“Revealing tops or blouses, short shorts or miniskirts could lead to misunderstandings,” Thalhammer instructed.

“The Syrian citizens are mainly Muslims and speak Arabic,” the head teacher wrote, according to Russia Today. “The refugees are marked by their own culture. Because our school is directly next to where they are staying, modest clothing should be adhered to.”

An unidentified local politician told Die Welt he supports the head teacher’s admonition.

“If underage Muslim boys go to the pool, they are completely overwhelmed trying to see girls in bikinis,” the politician reportedly said. “The boys — in their culture bare skin of women is totally frowned upon.”

You know, Christian culture also frowns on too much bare skin in places that shouldn’t be bare:

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and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty – 1 Corinthians 12:23

modestyGermany isn’t the only place where government institutions are bending over backwards to accommodate Muslim sensibilities.  One of many examples in the United States includes the Muslim swim time at George Washington University.

Here in the United States these days we don’t see a whole lot of sensibility toward things that should offend Christians.  From the hyper-sexualization of the culture, to the skimpy, skin-tight and revealing clothing worn by many girls these days, to the utter contempt the Leftist culture has for sexual responsibility and normality, there is a decided lack of concern for what Christian doctrine teaches is unseemly.

You will also recall all the turmoil over Mohammed cartoons and how many in the West pee their pants at the thought of a Mohammed cartoon.  Apparently, not so much for a Pope portrait made of condoms. There couldn’t possibly be a religious double standard from the “tolerant” and objective Leftist culture, could there?

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There are many things I disagree with Muslims on, especially radical Muslims who ardently pursue the Quran’s admonitions to take jihad to the infidels.

But I’ll applaud the more serious of them for one thing: when it comes to obeying their god’s instruction on moral issues, they don’t go all weak-kneed and wishy-washy like most Christians do. Muslims tend to be very dedicated about taking their god seriously–unlike the average American Christian.

I wonder if that boldness (or perhaps even the proclivity for jihad that some Muslims have) might have something to do with why pagans who would just as soon give a Christian and his values the middle finger…seem to fall all over themselves to accommodate Islam.  Hmmm…

Christians don’t have to come unglued when pagans offend the Christian values upon which the United States was founded (and indeed we shouldn’t come unglued), but maybe if we worried a little less about offending pagans and seeming “intolerant” of them (as they seem completely unworried about offending us and being supremely intolerant of the values that produced the greatest nation in history) and a little more concerned about maintaining the moral foundation that forms the foundation of a truly free and prosperous society, there would be a little more respect for what’s right out there in American culture.

Christians don’t have to be jerks about it (or launch a jihad), but if Christians stood more boldly for the very values that made the unique place known as the United States possible, we’d have far less of the violence, harm to children, political corruption, societal decay, and contempt for the rule of law that is making America so sick today.

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  • AJ

    If libs & Obama doesn’t speak out on this they are nothing but commies and frauds….. I actually support modesty but as a Christian I am mocked and told to stop Forcing my morality…… Libs can’t have it both ways

  • franklinb23

    “in their culture bare skin of women is totally frowned upon.”

    In their culture, visible eyeballs and ankles are frowned upon.