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Thousands of Christians converting to Islam
Apr 20th, 2009 at 11:26am
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Conversions to Islam are on a much greater scale than I had imagined:

http://www.meforum.org/2104/muslim-strategies-to-convert-western-christians


What should we, as Christians, be doing to counter this?

Please read, it's quite an eye-opener.
  
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Re: Thousands of Christians converting to Islam
Reply #1 - Apr 20th, 2009 at 11:38am
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maximilian wrote on Apr 20th, 2009 at 11:26am:
Conversions to Islam are on a much greater scale than I had imagined:

http://www.meforum.org/2104/muslim-strategies-to-convert-western-christians


What should we, as Christians, be doing to counter this?

Please read, it's quite an eye-opener.


Islam and Christianity are so different that if someone converts to Islam from Christianity for cultural reasons, it would make me suspect that they were little more than a "cultural Christian."
  

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Re: Thousands of Christians converting to Islam
Reply #2 - Apr 20th, 2009 at 3:10pm
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Islam and Christianity are so different that if someone converts to Islam from Christianity for cultural reasons, it would make me suspect that they were little more than a "cultural Christian."


Bingo! Plus this is bound to happen as Christian Churches liberalize, reject their fundamental
dogmas and become silly social clubs.
  

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Re: Thousands of Christians converting to Islam
Reply #3 - Apr 20th, 2009 at 6:52pm
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maximilian wrote on Apr 20th, 2009 at 11:26am:
What should we, as Christians, be doing to counter this?

For those who have already become muslims, all we can really do is pray for them. It's possible that they will be able to return to God again.

I think that you'd have to be a complete moron to turn to Islam. You can't prevent flies from seeking out dung, and it's just as difficult to stop idiots from turning to Islam.
  


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Reply #4 - Apr 21st, 2009 at 5:16am
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Bingo! Plus this is bound to happen as Christian Churches liberalize, reject their fundamental
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This is a lot of it.

Too many Christian churches try to be all things to all people and hence a lot of people who spiritually desire something concrete and consistent are turning away from the Christian faith itself... and turning to Islam which, if nothing else, is very straightforward and upfront about what it stands for, and Islam doesn't budge from that.

Mind you, Islam sort of has a "minority religion immunity card" in our overly PC/multicultural-leaning society. This makes it easier for a Muslim living in the west to say something controversial and get away with it than it is for a Christian to say much the same thing and get away with it.
  
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Reply #5 - Apr 21st, 2009 at 11:57am
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Bingo! Plus this is bound to happen as Christian Churches liberalize, reject their fundamental
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It may also happen as Christians who feel straightjacketed in strict fundamentalist denominations reject the faith entirely to seek moderation in other religions.
  
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Reply #6 - Apr 21st, 2009 at 12:17pm
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It may also happen as Christians who feel straightjacketed in strict fundamentalist denominations reject the faith entirely to seek moderation in other religions.


If that's the case, they wouldn't be switching to Islam. Wink
  

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Reply #7 - Apr 21st, 2009 at 1:12pm
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If that's the case, they wouldn't be switching to Islam. Wink

You mean they wouldn't be switching to a severe fundamentalist form of Islam. But think about it. If a disenchanted Christian determined to leave the faith but still wanted to convert to something with a fairly high degree of familiarity, Islam or Judaism would be ideal: one God; a regular formal worship routine; available religious instruction; and an enveloping tradition that dictates not only to individual and family behavior but overall collective social behavior as well.
  
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Re: Thousands of Christians converting to Islam
Reply #8 - Apr 21st, 2009 at 4:14pm
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You mean they wouldn't be switching to a severe fundamentalist form of Islam. But think about it. If a disenchanted Christian determined to leave the faith but still wanted to convert to something with a fairly high degree of familiarity, Islam or Judaism would be ideal: one God; a regular formal worship routine; available religious instruction; and an enveloping tradition that dictates not only to individual and family behavior but overall collective social behavior as well.


I think even moderate Islam might be more "fundamental" than most forms (except the most extreme) of Christianity.
  

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Reply #9 - Apr 21st, 2009 at 5:11pm
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I think even moderate Islam might be more "fundamental" than most forms (except the most extreme) of Christianity.

Who can say? I've never been a Muslim, so I have no direct basis for comparison. Smiley
  
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