Book Review: The Fight of Our Lives

The Fight of Our Lives: Knowing the Enemy, Speaking the Truth, and Choosing to Win the War Against Radical IslamThe Fight of Our Lives: Knowing the Enemy, Speaking the Truth, and Choosing to Win the War Against Radical Islam by William J. Bennett

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

For the most part, William Bennet has woven together an interesting read on the state of the growing Muslim influence in the US. Now for some this will register as a book of bigoted fear mongering; while, others will see it as a call to arms. For me it was neither of these and instead fell well short of the inferred premise, “Fear the Rise of Islam in Western Nations.” The reason for this is that many of his arguments are simply paper men. The real fall of the west is not connected to the “rise of Islam” and should not be viewed as such by Western Protestant Christians. In fact some demographers argue the cultures of Middle Eastern Sunni and Shia Islam are collapsing under social distress. Most secular educated Christians have been exposed to Islam at some point from a centrist or liberal POV. That being said I was hoping that he would elevate the argument of division and build informational inroads for evangelicals to reach this “rapidly growing population.” However, he builds off of falsities of the religion that continue to be promoted from the Christian leaders and not bring anything new to the table or argument.

Compared to some of his other works this seems a bit less. I will admit for the contemporary average American the book will provide some insights; however, it may actually lead to more of a derisive approach to those who truly need converted.

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>And So it Begins…

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My fears of the politicization of religious philosophy has begun. Tax-exempt status should not apply to philosophy of law and should only apply to the peoples running for office. If the law of the land is in direct opposition of the philosophy of anyone’s religion, than the leadership of that religion, under the freedoms of the first amendment, have the right to speak out about said laws. Therefore, any church in Maine that has outwardly opposed Question 1 should continue to be protected under tax-exempt status.

ADF Alliance Alert » Maine churches threatened with IRS complaints for supporting marriage

ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND NEWS RELEASE
November 12, 2009 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT ADF MEDIA RELATIONS: (480) 444-0020 or http://www.adfmedia.org/home/contact

Maine churches threatened with IRS complaints
for supporting marriage

Question 1 opponents encourage frivolous attempts to revoke tax-exempt status;
ADF standing ready with free legal assistance

LEAWOOD, Kan. — Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund are offering free legal assistance to Maine churches that become the targets of Internal Revenue Service complaints in the wake of Question 1. Question 1 opponents are actively encouraging their followers to report churches to the IRS in the wake of their unsuccessful effort to block voter approval of the measure, which restored the legal definition of marriage in the state to one man and one woman.

Full news release, quotes, and related media resources available at the following link:

http://www.adfmedia.org/News/PRDetail/3402

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