Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The History of Islam

I keep hearing in the news that if we only had kept to ourselves we wouldn't be in the mess we're in. If only we had left the Muslim terrorist alone (not all Muslim people, although the peaceful ones sure are Silent nowadays) they wouldn't feel the need to gather force.

I think it's time for a little history review.

Hilaire Belloc was a 19th Century Catholic Historian. His writings are prolific, however one particular book he wrote seems most appropriate at this time.

The Great Heresies, as the title would suggest, outlines a list of heresies the church and the world has encountered throughout the ages. This is one book we need to circulate in our reading circles.

Chapter 4 - 'The Great and Enduring Heresy of Mohammed' is the chapter everyone should read. Hilaire gives a brief history of Islam, it's founding, it's growth, and it's influence in the world.

Hilaire warns that although Islam, at that time in the 19th Century was not highly visable in the world (as it is in today's headlines), there is a danger of a resurgence of it's influence and world dominance as in the Middle Ages. If Islam ever regains that military might of old (like maybe obtaining the A-Bomb today perhaps?) , watch out!

Now, no one knows what the future has in store for us and what God's plans are, however like driving at night in a car, it's best to keep the headlights on at all times.

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