Skip to comments.Why the simultaneous rise of homosexuality and Islam? An interview with Peter Kreeft
Posted on 07/02/2013 7:29:36 AM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
TORONTO, June 26 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a recent interview (see the video here) with LifeSiteNews.com co-founder Steve Jalsevac, famed Catholic philosopher and Boston College professor Peter Kreeft noted key similarities in the homosexual activist movement and radical Islam which have led to their ascendency in recent times.
Asked about the simultaneous rise of militant Islam and the homosexual activist movement despite their opposing ideologies, Kreeft replied: Theyre the only two movements in Western civilization that will fight and die for their beliefs.
It is an amazing paradox that theyre opposites in almost every way, and yet theyre similar in that they will still fight, added Kreeft. Christians are supposed to fight too, the notion of spiritual warfare, the true meaning of jihad a war against sin rather than flesh and blood. This is central to Christianity and weve lost it, and therefore opposite forces are entering the vacuum.
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Kreeft explained that as the Christian faith has weakened in the West, it has caused a vacuum.
Well, in Western civilization, at least, there is certainly a moral and religious decline were losing the faith. Europe is already almost lost, he said. Nature abhors a vacuum, spiritually as well as physically. So when the Faith weakens, another faith enters, because no one can live without faith, and Islam is a very strong faith. It has its good points; it has its bad points. But when we withdraw from the battlefield, someone else enters. Its as simple as that.
Asked specifically about the reason for the rise of the homosexual activist movement, Dr. Kreeft replied:
Because we became sheep. We said, "Abuse us. Were polite. Well smile at you. We are tolerant of everything." When people are that way, someone who has principles, bad or good, enters. We so worship equality that we are afraid to be different, to be distinctive, to have a distinctive message. And equality is a good defensive weapon, but it has no offense in it. We need equal rights to protect ourselves, but we need something much deeper than equality: We need distinctiveness, we need identity. And if we abandon that, others will come in and take over.
Kreeft stressed however, that in confronting homosexuality Christians are being loving, in the truest definition of the word.
Love fights. Love cares. Love discriminates. And therefore there is in Scripture, very clearly, a thing called the wrath of God. God hates all enemies of love as the doctor hates the cancer thats killing his beloved patient. If you really love a human being you will hate all the dehumanizing forces that are harmful to that human being, he said.
If on the other hand you dont really love a human being but just tolerate a human being, then you will hate nothing, Kreeft added. So, love and hate go together. Love of a human being, no matter who he is, and hate of a human being, no matter who he is, are exact opposites, they are black and white. But love of all humans and hate of all sins that goes together.
How can Christianity experience a renewal in North America and Europe? Kreeft answered in his characteristic rapid fire style stating simply: It must recapture its essence, its identity. It must return to Jesus it must do what Vatican II did go back to the sources and plant the roots in the only possible foundation.
See the Peter Kreeft website.
Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy at Boston College and at the King's College (Empire State Building), in New York City. He is a regular contributor to several Christian publications, is in wide demand as a speaker at conferences, and is the author of over 67 books including:
Handbook of Christian Apologetics
Christianity for Modern Pagans
Fundamentals of the Faith
Liberalism is a mental disease.
Because both causes are aggressively promoted by our President, as to whom there is compelling evidence that he is both.
Qur'an (7:80-84) - "...For ye practice your lusts on men in preference to women: ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds.... And we rained down on them a shower (of brimstone)"
Qur'an (4:16) - "If two men among you are guilty of lewdness, punish them both. If they repent and amend, Leave them alone"
Hadith - Abu Dawud (4462) - The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, "Whoever you find doing the action of the people of Loot, execute the one who does it and the one to whom it is done."
Hadith - Bukhari (72:774) - "The Prophet cursed effeminate men (those men who are in the similitude (assume the manners of women) and those women who assume the manners of men, and he said, 'Turn them out of your houses .'
My world view is Christian but sometimes, its just fun to shut down the libs talking points that are always aimed against Christianity.
“Why the simultaneous rise of homosexuality and Islam?”
In America, it couldn’t have anything to do with the homosexual/bisexual muslim enabler/sympathizer in the White House, could it?
This country elected a gay muslim.
So I guess we got a lot of queer muzzies coming out, eh?
Paradoxes about everywhere. Two examples:
1. 99% of those who are pro-choice are also against the death penalty.
2. For some 30 years, the good people of Iowa have elected both Chuck Grassley AND Tom Harkin to the Senate.
"Now another word. It is sad. It is the fourth word. It is the way Yondwi'nias swa'yas. = "she cuts it off by abortion."
Now the Creator ordained that women should bear children.
Now a certain young married woman had children and suffered much. Now she is with child again and her mother wishing to prevent further sufferings designs to administer a medicine to cut off the child and to prevent forever other children from coming. So the mother makes the medicine and gives it. Now when she does this she forever cuts away her daughter's string of children. Now it is because of such things that the Creator is sad. He created life to live and he wishes such evils to cease. He wishes those who employ such medicines to cease such practices forevermore. Now they must stop when they hear this message. Go and tell your people.'"
So they said and he said. Eniaiehuk.
cant wait for the day the Romulans and the Klingons have to get along and play nice with each other
Just something I've noticed among my liberal acquaintances.
Thanks. I had not been aware of this Native American tradition before.
When the immune system is weak, all kinds of opportunistic infections can take hold.
Of any explanation, that seems to tie it all together. These things are evil wrapped up in a nice package. Add abortion and communism to that list too. It’s all so wrong but yet people believe the lies of it’s benefits. The more these cancers spread the more I am sure there is something evil pulling the strings. It’s all too coordinated of a decay to be natural.
A very simple and direct reason.
Good ol’ fun’luvin’ Mohammed loved boys!
Because both are claiming to be victims of the evil oppressive majority. Works every time.
Should be fun to watch when the militant man-hating feminazis meet the militant people-hating jihadis.
Nice...I will have to add this to the bag of tricks. Thanks.
Notice he says "men". Pederasty with boys seems to be OK, but two adult men having sex is forbidden.
I’m sorry, but this is one of the most ridiculous explanations I have ever seen. WHERE do homosexuals fight and die for their beliefs? Please....
OBAMA, ISLAM, AND THE HARD LEFT
Self | May 23, 2010 | MestaMachine
Snip first few paragraphs:
I have asked so many people HOW in the world can a normal person accept this? And I have found that NORMAL people do NOT accept this at all.
WHO converts to islam?
Here is what I believe, and I am open to suggestions or even criticism if you think I am wrong.
I believe that people who WILLINGLY convert to islam, who were NOT born and reared in it, do so for one reason and one reason only. It is because islamic LAW JUSTIFIES the most evil things men can possibly do.
Anyone can live out their most violent and perverse fantasies and it is not only NOT frowned upon, it is glorified and celebrated as HOLY. It is sanctified in the eyes of a god AND you will be accepted by your peers.
It doesn’t matter if no such god exists now or ever. islam says it does and that completely obliterates conventional restrictions and utterly murders what is left of the soul. You become positively inhuman; utterly without conscience.
If your neighbor offends you, it is not only justified that you punish them, it is mandatory. If your children offend you, you can kill them with abandondon and it is “honorable.” If you desire to have sex with animals, you are intructed in the proper way. And you know most of the rest.
islam and the hard left:
NOW, I ask you, what is the ONLY difference bewteen what islam teaches and what the left actually does or WANTS to do? And the answer, if you are honest, is nothing.
But here is the thing. The left, even the most hardcore left, still has to operate within the law in most civilized countries. It is no accident that islam has concentrated its recruiting efforts in our prisons. The left has spent centuries trying to operate AROUND the law. islam has its OWN law. And therein lies the ONLY difference.
The left spends its time trying to stamp out any religion that teaches ethics and morals. islam doesn’t need to do that. It was CREATED without those compunctions by a criminally insane, psychopathic, unethical, immoral, degenerate, pathological liar. Anyone who wonders why the left admires and defends islam needs to understand that the left, especially in THIS country, grew up in a civilization where morals and ethics and Biblical Laws like the Ten Commandments meant something.
The left is fighting G-d and those who either believe in G-d or live by godly principles. islam has created its own. It is an entire erzatz civilization which has spilled out into the world. The two are compatible in more ways than you can imagine and BOTH are incompatible in OUR civilized world. Beware this as the left awakens to that fact, it will not be only the overt criminals who convert because the left hates normalcy as much as islam does.
Read the rest.
|Human immunodeficiency virus|
|Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1 (in green) budding from cultured lymphocyte. Multiple round bumps on cell surface represent sites of assembly and budding of virions.|
|Group:||Group VI (ssRNA-RT)|
Bugchasing is a slang term for the practice of pursuing sexual intercourse with HIV-infected individuals in order to contract HIV. Individuals engaged in this activity are referred to as bugchasers. It is a form of self-harm.
Bugchasers seek sexual partners who are HIV positive for the purpose of having unprotected sex and becoming HIV positive; giftgivers are HIV positive individuals who comply with the bugchaser's efforts to become infected with HIV.
Bugchasers indicate various reasons for this activity. Some bugchasers engage in the activity for the excitement inherent in pursuing such a dangerous activity, but do not implicitly desire to contract HIV. Some researchers suggest that the behavior may stem from a "resistance to dominant heterosexual norms and mores" due to a defensive response by gay men to repudiate stigmatization and rejection by society.
Some people consider bugchasing "intensely erotic" and the act of being infected as the "ultimate taboo, the most extreme sex act left." A number of people who are HIV negative and in a relationship with someone who is HIV positive seek infection as a way to remain in the relationship, particularly when the HIV positive partner may wish to break up to avoid infecting the HIV negative partner.
Some contend that this behaviour stems from feelings of inevitability towards HIV among the gay community and the empowerment of choosing when to contract the virus. Others have suggested that some people who feel lonely desire the nurturing community that supports people with AIDS. It may also be a form of suicide.
By design, bug chasing involves unprotected sex, but members of the bareback subculture are not necessarily bugchasers. The difference is intent:
|||In reviewing the scarce unpublished and published materials on bugchasing, as well as general healthcare speculations, a common theme appears- the lumping of bug chasers with barebackers...Although these two groups share some of the same practices, namely unprotected anal intercourse (UAI), there are distinctions that differentiate bug chasing...even though all bug chasers are indeed barebackers, not all barebackers are bugchasers.|||
In simple terms, bugchasers engage in unprotected intercourse because they desire the possibility of infection, and seek out partners with HIV to cause infection. Barebackers engage in unprotected intercourse because they prefer the sensation of it but generally take pains to avoid contracting STIs. While actual activity is the same for both groups the two do not share the same psychology. Barebackers conceptually have the same motivation as heterosexual couples that use non-barrier methods of birth control (more enjoyable sex) and a preference against condom use does not imply a disregard for sexual health.
A flanking maneuver literally from Hell....?
Re #4: Bingo. They are evil siblings - they look a little different but have a common Father.
They both have an insatiable lust for human souls.
Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short."
20. Then the LORD said, "The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous
21. that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know."
4. Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom--both young and old--surrounded the house.
5. They called to Lot, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them."
6. Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him
7. and said, "No, my friends. Don't do this wicked thing.
Isaiah 3:9 The look on their faces testifies against them; they parade their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it. Woe to them! They have brought disaster upon themselves.
2 Peter 2:13b Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you.
49. "`Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.
50. They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen.
1. But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them--bringing swift destruction on themselves.
2. Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.
3. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.
4. For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them into gloomy dungeons to be held for judgment;
5. if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others;
6. if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly;
7. and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the filthy lives of lawless men
8. (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)--
9. if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment, while continuing their punishment.
10. This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the sinful nature and despise authority. Bold and arrogant, these men are not afraid to slander celestial beings;
11. yet even angels, although they are stronger and more powerful, do not bring slanderous accusations against such beings in the presence of the Lord.
12. But these men blaspheme in matters they do not understand. They are like brute beasts, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed, and like beasts they too will perish.
13. They will be paid back with harm for the harm they have done. Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you.
But there IS hope!!!
1 Corinthians 6:9-11
9. Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived:
Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders
10. nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
11. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
If you could NOT change, you would be in most pitiful shape...
Because they have the same root cause - satan’s hatred of God.
“US supporters of late abortion shout Hail Satan as Texas legislators consider a 20 week limit”