I think of myself, and all of humanity, in the way God, if He or She exists, thinks of us.
And lately, how could I not think of Him in terms of the proposed Islamic Cultural Center/Mosque near ground zero?
Some folks believe that the proposed Cultural Center should not be built. Some say it should be further away.
I have heard the argument, that unless Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations permit churches and synagogues in their country, why should we allow the building of this proposed mosque, cultural center, Muslim YMCA, whatever?
If that's a problem, I say let's not buy oil from Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf countries....Ha Ha Ha Ha..kidding, of course...that's crazy talk!!I have also heard that the dirty Muslims and the Imam in question, should compromise and move their and specifically, his, proposed building further away from “Ground Zero”.
When I think about this conundrum and possible compromises, I think…What Would Jesus Do?
Jesus would never back down, no matter how much shit he got.
He would continue to cure the blind. He would resurrect Lazarus. He would say…
“Persecute me all you want, and kill me while you're at it; I shall not perish.”
The building of this Islamic Center “at ground zero” has taken on more ugliness that it ever should have, but the ugliness is there.
And, while it is here, let me say something…
If Jesus Christ came to New York City or Anywhere, USA today, and wanted to build a Church?
He would say…
“If sinners are congregations, I am going to have the largest following ever…Unless, they want to listen to my message.”