At one point, Colson said “Islam is a vicious, evil … ” and then before finishing the sentence, said, “Islamo-fascism is evil incarnate.”
Comments about Islam have generated controversy at past Southern Baptist meetings. In 2002, a former Southern Baptist Convention president, the Rev. Jerry Vines, called Muhammad, the Muslim prophet, a “demon-possessed pedophile.”
What is with Baptists and the insanity over Islam?
The second threat, Colson said, was evident in the popularity of several best-selling books espousing atheism by Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and others.“This is a virulent strain of atheism which seeks to destroy our belief system,” Colson said.
Yes! Finally someone attacks those pesky “books.”
Colson also dismissed a burgeoning movement known as “the emergent church” _ popular among younger Baptists and other evangelicals _ as “abandoning the search for truth” in favor of “conversations in coffee shops.”
Those damn Christians trying to have conversations and relate to people. Heathens, all of them.
Doesn’t anyone screen these speakers before inviting them?
(Thanks to Steelman for the link!)
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