Friday, August 18, 2006

The New Church of England?

'...Waheed was a gentle person who never wished harm to anyone. "He was the last person anyone would ever suspect," another youth said.' (3 British Suspects Converted to Islam:

Brian Young. Oliver Savant. Don Stewart-Whyte. At least three of the suspects in the alleged peroxide-bomb plot were converts to Islam, the last-named became Abdul Waheed and hailed from High Wycombe. Back in the late 1980s I went there on business a few times, and although only about 25 miles up from London, it was so genteel a place it wouldn't have seemed odd to see Sherlock Holmes stalking down the street smoking a Meerschaum pipe with Doctor Watson trailing behind him. Now around High Wycombe, hundreds of coppers are combing through the stands of trees, down on their hands and knees, turning over twigs and leaves to search for bomb kits.

It's not like these converts joined the Muslim Brothers in prison, either, rather they were typical young British men. Some might see this as proof of a sinister Al-Qaeda plan to infiltrate Western society from within by targeting pale waspish youth and grooming them into undetectable terrorists. (Say, maybe that's what the Young Republicans were all about...) For all I know, that may be. But it's not too difficult to imagine that these particular converts joined a new religion and even, perhaps, terrorist cells out of alienated boredom or a desire to find some spiritual meaning. If Islam is gaining traction with typical brit-kids, it says a great deal about the soul-sucking irrelevant vacuousness known as Church of England. Maybe it's time they started trying to practise a little real Christianity again before Islam becomes the state religion. The same goes for the rabble-rousing hate-filled Taliban that's running loose in America and passing itself off as Christian. And here's what Christ had to say on those subjects:

"Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." (Matthew 7:20-23)

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