The Christian suicide cult
by RONALD R. CHERRY, MD
December 22, 2015
In a sermon delivered from a pulpit this week a clergyman instructed the congregation that it was un-American to oppose the immigration of tens of thousands of Muslims from the Middle East, possibly millions if the Obama administration has its way. The clergyman acknowledged that there would be an inherent danger to Americans because of increased Muslim immigration as we intuitively know with the San Bernardino and Paris massacres fresh on our minds, and also not forgetting so many other episodes of mass murder committed by Muslim Jihadists against their Christian neighbors over the last 15 years - make that over the last 1400 years. The still surreal mass-murder of nearly 3,000 Americans at the hands of Muslim Jihadists on 9/11/2001 seems like yesterday to me, as does the Boston Marathon bombing. I have not forgotten. Incredibly the clergyman, with a straight face, after pointing out the increasingly obvious danger from Muslim immigration (the increased risk of maiming or death for us and our children) said this was the price we'd have to pay for being Christians, while scolding us not to live in fear. As justification for this the clergyman reminded us of the martyred 1st Century Roman Christians, not realizing I suppose that they were helpless and disarmed subjects of a totalitarian Roman Emperor, not free men and women living in a Constitutional Republic dedicated to securing the people's life (say that again - life), liberty and creative pursuit of happiness.
Next we were told that gun violence (which is actually human violence) in the United States was a great national sin, leaving us to draw the inference that American gun ownership is the real problem, not the Islamic doctrine of violent mass-murdering Jihad. The clergyman enumerated multiple episodes of mass-murder in America including Sandy Hook and the recent Jihads in Chattanooga and San Bernardino, implying that our problem in America is gun-ownership, not human evil. Somehow the clergyman failed to tell the congregation that, despite these recent highly publicized episodes, American gun ownership along with concealed carry permits have surged in recent years, while at the same time murders and violent crime have decreased by 25 percent, or that in Plano, TX, where gun ownership is very high, the murder rate per 100,000 is 0.04, which if Plano were a nation would rank it 211 in murder out of 218 nations. Throw out the gun violence of the largely Democrat big cities such as Detroit, where the murder rate per 100,000 is 54.6, and you have a nearly non-existent problem. I resisted the urge to walk out during this episode of leftist propaganda disguised as a sermon, and instead politely shook the clergyman's hand while exiting the church. The thought crossed my mind that some of our churches have been perverted into suicide cults.
That's not for me and my family.
Ronald R. Cherry M.D. practices medicine as a pulmonologist and also writes for American Thinker and Right Side News.