I Am Responsible
This is the fifth and final post in this series, reviewing the conversation between Jordan Peterson (JP) and Peter Kreeft (PK): How to Combat Hedonism. The last part of their conversation flowed through several different topics.
Kreeft explains what he saw when he compared Islam to the Christianity as lived in the West:
PK: It seems to me that when I look at Christianity in Western culture, Europe and North America, I see a kind of nice spinelessness; an absence of courage.
A man can be a woman? Sure, we can ignore God’s plan for His creation. Corruption in our institutions? Romans 13 tells us to obey. Diversity, Inclusion, Equity? Rainbow flag, we are on the team. Take the Lord’s name in vain? Freedom of religion and free speech.
All spineless positions taken by spineless Christians.
PK: For all its mistakes and faults and violence and fundamentalism, at least Islam is a heroic faith.
Rainbow flags or blaspheming the Lord’s name don’t go over very well in most Muslim countries.
[Addendum]: I wrote this post several days ago, but published today. To highlight the reality of the above statement, Teams Abandon Rainbow Armbands For World Cup Matches After FIFA Threat:
In the latest World Cup Qatar 2022 controversy, FIFA has brought the hammer down on efforts of some teams and players from the West to highlight LGBT rights in the ultra-conservative Muslim host country of Qatar.
In total at least seven teams had planned to wear them during play despite the host country deeming homosexuality as illegal and against the moral teachings of Islam.
Not anymore. Game officials will issue a yellow card to any player displaying such a symbol.
It remains that in Qatar homosexual acts can be punished with severe sentences, up to and including the death penalty.
Of course, nothing in Christianity allows for this. But, somehow (and we know why) it is Christianity that is the enemy ion the (non) enlightened West.
Returning to the Peterson, Kreeft discussion (and the content of the original post):
PK: [Islam] tends to be a bit too hard – spiny without flesh, but we are flesh without a spine. I think we should exchange some of our pop-psychologists for some of their fiery mullahs – so we get a spine and they get some flesh.
Jesus had spine and flesh, but this required both the divine and human. That doesn’t fly with Muslims;
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