Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Mohammed, Jesus Christ and The New Cover of Charlie Hebdo
There is reluctance on the part of many news outlets to share this cover lest they become the next victims of radical Muslims. I cannot speak for the Muslims, but as a Christian, if my faith was used to inflict violence, which it has been repeatedly over the past 2,000 years, I know how I would feel. A picture of Jesus Christ crying and holding this sign with "All is forgiven" over his head would be seen as an extremely generous response.
The era of forcing people to hold sacred the beliefs of oppressors is over. Followers of Christ, Mohammed, Vishnu, Zoroaster, Buddha, God and any other deity/spiritual leader must take responsibility for hate exercised in their name. They must stand up to those who degrade a message of love for all humanity. If they can't do that they are worshiping a false god.