James Kushiner, of the indispensable Touchstone Magazine,in that publication’s blog, points out something I was going to comment upon, but he takes it even further:
In Holland, some have rebranded Lent as a “Christian Ramadan.” Because Ramadan is more familiar to the youth, you see. And who’s fault is that? While we’re it, isn’t canon law simply “Christian sharia”? And a church building a “Christian mosque”? The Bible a “Christian Koran”?
The Crusades were the Christian jihad, which is why Luther so vehemently opposed them. Is the pantsuit the Christian burqa? The point, though, is to notice how the paradigm, at least in Holland, is shifting, so that Islam, rather than Christianity has become the religious frame of reference.