Tuesday, January 17, 2012

No, We Can't by Robert Stearns

  Full title is No, We Can't: Radical Islam, Militant Secularism and the Myth of Coexistence.
Author Robert Stearns methodically describes the three world-views among which the world’s cultures are divided: Judaeo-Christian, secular humanist, and Islamist. He maintains that Christianity and Islam are diametrically opposed to one another and that it is impossible for them to coexist due to the basic tenets of their faiths. The secular humanists stand between, often saying, "Can't we all just get along?” They want to live in a world where everything is relative and where the individual is king. Jews and Christians honor God by living the Ten Commandments, one of which requires that we love our neighbor. But, Islam does not require adherence to these commandments. They have their own rules set out on the Koran, and the faithful obey the rules or die. Islam does not recognize any religion besides their own, and the mission of Islam is to convert the world by force. Christians want to convert the world, but they believe it's up to the individual to decide whether to be Christian.
I could not put this book down. I know people say that all the time, but, for me, it was true. When Stearns mentioned that Muslims may lie to non-Muslims without any condemnation from their religion, I realized how serious the situation is. Judaeo-Christians assume that others are being truthful. He used Yasser Arafat as an example. Think of all the times he made promises in peace talks but failed to live up to those promises. And, the secular humanists are the ones trying to remove Christian influence from American society. They don't realize that the freedom to do and think what they want will be destroyed if they embrace the advance of Islam into the western world.
Stearns urges us all to wake up and understand what's happening to our culture and our heritage. If we truly can't “all get along,” we need to be prepared to defend our faith and our culture. Other reviewers have criticized this author for being biased toward Christianity. That's not surprising since he is the head of Eagles' Wings, a Christian non-profit organization that promotes interfaith communication and charity work. I, for one, am glad that he wrote this book, and I hope that everyone will make time to read it. It will change your outlook on “getting along.”
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Chosen Books, a division of Baker Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255  : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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