September 18, 2006

 

My Question

 

“Islam is not a religion of violence”

Muslim apologists the world over

 

“Then why does it appear so?”

Me, and many others

 

once again we are confronted by

flame, hatred and murder

 

once again displaying the truth

that violence has no place in this religion of peace

 

I’m so glad that they’re working this hard

to set my mind at ease on this

 

            who knows

            but that I could have formed a wrong conclusion

 

what really irks me

is that when I speak

many then paint with that same brush

those of my faith

who have coerced

used terror, blood and death

and ask if I am not indeed

 

            hypocritical

 

but I am not

for one shining admission of my faith is

 

            “all have sinned

            and fallen short of the glory of God”

 

men have misunderstood the TRUTH

mis-appropriated the TRUTH

refused to be set free by the TRUTH

refused to set others free with the TRUTH

 

these were not definers of the Christian faith

but its blemishes

our daily walk is one of love

 

how then can Christianity be compared to Islam

where for centuries

hatred has been its daily walk

 

how can the incessant shedding of blood

be compared to relentless love?