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.