Archive for February 9th, 2006

If only because of lack of time, this blog isn’t run like a lot of the more popular ones where there are frequent (many per day) and usually brief comments about some current happening or what somebody else said on their blog. But I thought this note from Mark Shea  worth drawing your attention to, in view of the Islamic rioting going on for the past few days. I’m not in agreement with the comparison of radical Islam to Carthage–Mr. Shea is not necessarily temperate in his rhetoric–nor do I think he would press it very far, but I think his essential point is valid.

Seems like most of the West wants either to see the Islamic world as hopelessly wacko, if not demonic, or else to grovel at it with multi-cultural cant. I myself don’t think its threat should be underestimated–it is, after all, the ancient enemy of Christendom–but I like to remind myself of an Iranian movie, The Color of Heaven, which Daniel put me on to a few years back. If you haven’t seen it, you should. It portrays a relationship with God more fully and beautifully than any Hollywood movie I can think of offhand.

Maclin Horton

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