I have apparently opened up a whirlwind of controversy here by posting my opinion of the Mosque being built, not ON Ground Zero, but two blocks away. I have some concerns about the reasons why people are against it. I feel it shows discrimination toward the Muslim faith.
If we are to decide that the Mosque cannot be built near Ground Zero, then Catholic churches must not be near schools or have a school of their own. There have been many cases, especially in the few years, where many priests have been accused and convicted of child molestation. One could infer that Catholicism encourages child molestation. They swept most of it under the rugs for so many years it’s only been more recently that the Pope has come out to publicly condemn this action.
We could say the same for the Church of Latter Day Saints. When Joseph Smith began his teachings and started his own following, he condoned polygamy and said that was what God wanted. Warren Jeffs has used the Mormon religion to condone child molestation. He claims it is the will of God to have many wives and many children. He just doesn’t distinguish between a grown woman and a little girl. He seems to like little girls for new wives. So does that mean we should expect to do the same for the Church of Latter Day Saints?
The Baptist Church has not been without its own scandals. You can find them here. Again, it’s child molestation at its most hideous. We trust our clergy with not just our faith, but with our children as well. That has been a mistake at times. I had not heard of many of these until I started looking for them. They seem to have their own issues.
My point is simple. Every single religion in the world has fanatics who twist the words of their teachings. There is more violence talked about and advocated in the Bible than in the Qu'ran. Every single religion has fanatics who do not follow the law and break laws every single day.
EVERY SINGLE RELIGION HAS FANATICS.