Sunday, September 21, 2014

Blasphemers, Heretics, and the like

Grigoriy Myasoyedov 1835-1911 "Baptism by Fire"
But the Bible says:

Bring out of the camp the one who cursed, and let all who heard him lay their hands on his head, and let all the congregation stone him.

Yes it does, but a people should be judged by their actions, not their dusty old words.  I refer to those Islamic apologists that defend Islam by pointing to the Bible and saying "See, your book says it too".

The last person executed for heresy in Britain was Thomas Aikenhead, that was in 1697.  There is not a tribe among men that hasn't killed, killed the outsiders, killed the different, or killed the enemy.  The question then should be, when was the last time they did it?  

Thomas Aquinas said:

“if we compare murder and blasphemy as regards the objects of those sins, it is clear that blasphemy, which is a sin committed directly against God, is more grave than murder, which is a sin against one's neighbor. On the other hand, if we compare them in respect of the harm wrought by them, murder is the graver sin, for murder does more harm to one's neighbor, than blasphemy does to God.” 

To find western nations executing blasphemers one must go back centuries, to find Islamic nations executing blasphemers one generally need look no further than the previous week.

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