With such an
allowance of criticism, people have departed from religious values to innovated
unmindful practices which have resulted in drug addictions, extra-marital
relationships, unnatural relationships, bestiality, homosexuality (now
permitted by law yet it is against the biblical values), incest, forgery,
alcoholism and many evils which are contrary to the biblical virtues. Such is
the great loss West is facing due to the hyped propaganda against religion and
pastoral importance in the Western society.
I think it is enough
to criticize a religion but when such a criticism leads to the abandonment of
moral and ethical values with crime rates peaking, such a criticism backfires
and the criticism becomes a liability (Bergunder, 2014).
Of course, religious leaders bear much more responsibility to uphold biblical
virtues in meanings among themselves in order to be equally responsive to
excessive criticism of religion. People
defer to authorities not just to the truth of the religious beliefs, but their
meaning as well.
The criticism of religion has led
the society towards non-religious values which for the religious people like me
are scorning to our psyche. Considering the Freedom of Speech as a human-right
issue (Malik, 2011)), we the religious
people have reconciled with the State legislation which now permits freedom of
consensual sex, homosexuality with consent and infidelity as matters of human
freedom (Jones, 2011).
Religious people are not in a position to criticize what is now a permissible
law but religious people should stick to their moral guns to protect which are
divinely religious values mentioned in the Bible no matter which version.
We as religious
people cannot allow Non-religious people to subdue the religious ideals. We as
religious people have equal rights to struggle for our own divinely-inherited
religious values especially which are common to Judaism, Christianity and
Islam. Let us be clear collectively that God has made religion to reform man to
the set principles by which they live in peace and prosperity. This nullifies
the claim that the foundation of irreligious criticism is: Man makes religion,
religion does not make man (Bradley et al., 2012).
a Muslim do not mind if someone criticizes certain aspects of Islam if it is
Islam what they criticize. In Canada, I would discourage religion based
politics. We should realize, however, that the social norm that discourages the
criticism of religion can work to the great advantage of religious political activists.
of the time anti-Islam and anti-Muslim people criticize certain acts of a
person who happened to be from the Muslim origin and label it as an act of
Islam. Ignorance touches such an extreme that such a criticism is mostly
associated with abusive, profanity and
vulgar wordings which would not befit any devout religious person of any
among the Judaism, Christianity and Islam. How easy it is to forget where we
came from ourselves.
I do not like and not
permit such use of abusive, profanity and vulgar wordings. The defunct minds
often go on further in using such words against God, and I do not accept such
ignorant and I feel like challenging them in a court of law. But I cannot use
such abusive, profanity and vulgar wordings against such ignorant as Islam
prohibits me against it (Turmen et al.,
I hope I made my case
clear to anyone and everyone as I am not against criticism, as such gives me an
opportunity to return with correct knowledge and to remove the misunderstanding
in the mind of those who criticize. I welcome questioning but with decency and
within the limits of ethical and biblical decency. Such an attitude and behavior
would cement the bond of fraternity and strengthen the nation we live for the
best of our future generation.
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