The following great piece comes from Jake Hunt at WiserTime:
You’ve seen these, right? They make me mad. Why? Because they don’t really mean what they say.
Let’s break it down. We’ll call each worldview by the letter it’s supposed to represent. So:
C = Islam
O = Pacifism
E = “Gender equality” (=the LGBT agenda)
X = Judaism
I = Wicca / Pagan / Bah’ai
S =Taoism / Confucianism
T = Christianity
And let’s assume a very broad definition of “coexist”: living together without calling for the destruction of each other. Here are the problems with that:
C wants to kill E, X, T, and (by implication) O. If they achieved the world they wanted, I and S would also no longer exist.
O doesn’t allow for effective resistance or defeat of C.
E stands in direct opposition to C, X, and T, and accuses those who speak against them of hate speech. Also, they’re trying to edge X and T out of public schools in favor of their own agenda. (They’re afraid C will be offended, so they get less trouble.) E is actually very, very intolerant.
X’s existence is threatened not only by C but also by O, who invariably supports C over X.
I and S are statistically insignificant and are mainly on there to complete the bumper sticker.
T is who the bumper sticker is really arguing against, but poses no physical threat to any of the others.
Historically, T has brought about more tolerance– “coexistence” if you will– than any other movement. But the kind of “coexistence” the people who make this sticker envision is one where at least X and T are completely marginalized.
Here’s a blast from the past. On this episode of the Phil Donahue show Walter Martin debates two Wiccans. Some of the most interesting comments come from audience members and callers who should know better (like the Baptist and the Catholic).
Although I don’t necessarily agree with Dr. Martin’s affirming remark about Charismatics, I must give him a break because the Charismatics of thirty years ago paled in comparison to the circus we have today.
Unfortunately these two video clips only contain parts of this talk show. If anyone knows where to view the entire episode, please let me know.
Interestingly, there are many similarities between Hitler’s beliefs and Hinduism.
People of Aryan descent are a more pure race.
Society is divided into castes, and the higher castes are expected to have lighter skin. The term “Aryan” comes from Hinduism.
Humanity can be bred to become a master race.
Through yoga and many lifetimes, people may become gods, and eventually reach Nirvana.
The symbol of Nazism was the swastika.
The swastika is a symbol that has been used for hundreds of years to represent the Hindu god of creation, Brahma. It is a prevalent symbol in Hindu society.
Hinduism seems to provide much of the foundation for many religions, including new age thought, Buddhism, and Wicca. Nazism is just one more in a long line of such adaptations.
Clearly the swastika has some satanic significance. While Hindus believe the swastika has a positive meaning, it represents opposition to the one, true God, which is never positive. When the swastika arrived in Germany, all positive pretenses from India were discarded and evil—in its most palpable, horrendous form—was unveiled.
Hitler, who didn’t claim to be a Hindu, nevertheless believed in a combination of evolution and occult concepts stemming from Hinduism. Evolution conveniently provides a seemingly scientific reason to believe in the caste system of Hinduism. Hitler took this belief—that some have evolved more than others—to its ghastly, yet logical, conclusion.