“Islam is real threat to church, says Synod member,” from Telegraph, June 26:
[…] But Alison Ruoff, an evangelical lay member of the Synod and a former magistrate who is at the Gafcon summit in Jerusalem, told The Daily Telegraph that the church needs to get past these divisions and concentrate on fighting the rise of Islam in Britain.
True, but in a way, the “cause” behind all “these divisions–”including the rise of Islam””is one: postmodernism, which equally disdains religious “truths” as much as it does objectivism and an appreciation for “reality.” In other words, the day Brits develop a renewed sense of their own spirituality is the same day they will see the growth of Islam for what it is.
She says that under an Archbishop of Canterbury who said it is inevitable that elements of Sharia will be introduced in the UK, the church has not done enough to put its message across.
And she believes the Government, out of politically correct sensitivity, is not preventing the growth of Muslim communities which do not integrate with those around them.
Mrs Ruoff, who earlier this year called for a halt to mosque building in Britain, said: “The problems of homosexuality and women bishops which face the Church of England are minor compared with the threat to the church and the nation from Islam.
“The church is sleepwalking into an Islamic state. Hopefully we can unite against it.
“The leaders of the church have lost their confidence in the Gospel. We have got an Archbishop of Canterbury who doesn’t stand up for Christianity but wants a degree of Sharia law.
“The church should be getting out with the Christian message.
Imagine that! A church that actually seeks to spread the Good News of freedom under grace, instead of willingly and in grand dhimmi fashion submitting to the draconian mandates of sharia law. How radical is that?
“Our Government is allowing it to happen out of political correctness, but it should be protecting our values and heritage.”
This will never happen as long as people think the number one value is blind “tolerance–”tolerance of hate, racism, violence, and misogyny, all in the name of “religion–”and that their Western, Christian heritage is the source of the world’s woes, from crusades to colonialism, and naught but a source of shame and guilt.
She added that many people share her fears but do not like to speak out about it in case they are criticised.
Oh yeah, that one peculiar quality of the Western heritage””free speech””is also another source of shame to be eschewed at all times.
“People are genuinely worried. There’s a general concern in the nation about its building blocks being rapidly eroded.
“But we are very afraid of the law and of being persecuted. The police in many respects are standing up for Islam rather than Christianity.”
Mrs Ruoff believes the problem with the growth of Islam in Britain is that some communities do not integrate, and that some immigrant imams do not learn English, leading to segregation.
She fears that if these communities introduce Islamic law, all non-Muslims and women will be treated as second-class citizens by them.
A well-grounded fear.