Thursday, October 9, 2008

On the Deception of Sami Zaatari, Part Two: Do Christians Love Satan?

Sami knows that I’ve begun exposing him, so he’s clearly getting desperate. In an article titled “We love you Satan we do,” Sami makes the following argument:

During my debate with Christian apologist David Wood [see the debate here] on whether Christianity is a religion of peace David raised a positive case concerning the love that Jesus taught.

He quoted from this Biblical passage:

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; (Matthew 5:44)

Now Christians like Wood quote this passage and interpret it to mean that Christians should love everyone, including their enemies.

So logically this makes us ask if Christians love satan! The only answer is a yes, because when Wood argued for this passage he wanted to show everyone how lovely Christianity was by saying love your enemies, so obviously Wood loves satan!

There you have it, folks. Christians love Satan. It’s too bad that Sami didn’t quote the rest of the passage. Let’s do something that Sami is rarely willing to do. Let's read it in context:

[Jesus said:] “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? If you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Matthew 5:43-48)

What do we see as soon as we include the context? Jesus is obviously talking about loving our fellow human beings, for He says that the sun rises on these people, and that God sends rain on them. Does the sun rise on demons? Does God send rain on Satan? Not at all. So is this passage saying that Christians must love Satan? Of course not. Sadly, Sami’s readers won’t know this unless they open up a Bible, because Sami has ripped the passage out of context (as usual).

But Sami is somewhat less deceptive about his second point. He says:

Not only does David love satan, he loves Charles Manson, OJ Simpson, and every other crook and criminal on this planet! Now that is pretty sick to me if I am honest. In fact this yet again shows that Christianity is not a peaceful religion, or a religion most of us would want, because who in their right mind would love satan, and serial killers etc?

Now David or any other Christian might say ?we are above that' and I will say no your not, you just need some real help! You're not above anything or showing any moral Excellency or any moral example at all, you're just giving out a very bad example to the rest of us!

Criminals and especially that cursed demon satan should not be loved, nay, rather they should be detested and HATED for the vileness of their character and how evil they are.

The fact is this folks, do you really want to go join a faith where they love satan and every other crook on this planet? What it all boils down to is this, after all the smoke screens, the charades, and the lovely preaching rhetoric from Christians like Wood, you are left with one thing, a very twisted and disgusting belief system!

We all love satan folks! And so should you! Welcome to Christianity my friends.

You can see how desperate Sami is to rescue himself from his performance in our debate. He couldn’t give us a single reason to think that Christians are ever called to be anything but peaceful, so now he’s saying that, since we’re told to love so many people, Christianity isn’t peaceful!

I have to confess that Sami is, for once, partially correct. Christians do love Charles Manson and O.J. Simpson. We absolutely despise their sin (far more than Muslims do), and yet we still care about them. These men were created in the image of God, and even though they have been marred and twisted by sin, that image is still partially intact. I would love to see Manson and Simpson give their lives to Jesus Christ so that they can be regenerated by the Spirit of God, just as the notorious serial killer “Son of Sam” gave his life to Jesus and was delivered from his sin, and just as I was once delivered from a life of violence to serve the living God.

So Sami doesn’t like the fact that Christians actually care about the worst sorts of people, and he uses this as evidence that Christianity isn’t peaceful. If you can’t follow his reasoning here, don’t worry. There is no logic involved. Sami will say absolutely anything to attack the religion he hates, whether his claims make sense or not.

I must point out something important here, however. Sami acknowledges that he has absolutely no love for people like O.J. Simpson. As a Muslim, Sami should have no love for most of the world, for the Qur’an declares:

"Allah does not love those who exceed the limits" (2:190);
"Allah does not love any ungrateful sinner" (2:276);
"Allah does not love the unbelievers" (3:32);
"Allah does not love the unjust" (3:57);
"Allah does not love him who is proud, boastful" (4:36);
"[Allah] does not love the extravagant" (7:31);
"Allah does not love the treacherous" (8:58);
"Allah does not love the mischief-makers" (28:77);
"Allah does not love any arrogant boaster" (57:23).

The God of Islam has no love for anyone except good Muslims. He only loves those who first love him. But in the very passage that Sami began to quote, Jesus condemns this sort of love:

For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? If you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Jesus condemns the love exhibited by Allah and Muslims.

We can see the damage that the Muslim lack of love is doing in the world. How can Muslims justify flying planes into buildings full of people? Since Allah has no love for these people, why would Allah care?


El-Cid said...

Sami is starting to remind me of a child throwing a temper-tantrum. He can't have his way (proving Christianity teaches violence) so he is hurling eisogetical Bible verses and statements devoid of logic, in the way a 5 year old throws toys and shouts.

I think it's nap time, Sami. Have your milk & cookies, and try to speak like a rational adult before those you claim you are dialoguing with just stop listening.

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