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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

"Insanity" May Spare Rahman

Paul wrote of being crazy for Christ, and it's true. Any non-Christian feels it in the presence of an on-fire Christian. We talk of giving our lives over to a man who died 2,000 years ago, who we think arose from the dead and lives still in us. We talk of being "born again," a concept Paul himself playfully makes fun of. We use words like "blessed."

All this may just be enough to save the life of Afghani Christian Abdul Rahman from a death sentence for converting from Islam.

"We think he could be mad. He is not a normal person. He doesn't talk like a normal person," prosecutor Sarinwal Zamari told The Associated Press. Of course he doesn't!

Is it really that dour Islam just doesn't get Christianity? How can a religion that seems to generate no end of Jihadists ready to die for their religion really not get how Rahman is willing to die for his? Of course, that's not it at all. It's really just politics. The charges against Rahman have raised on international stink and the government is desperately seeking a way out.

It's a lousy way out of course. Rahman simply should be free to practice his religion, but Islam is too afraid of its own inherent weaknesses to allow that.

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