I think this marks a misunderstanding of what Christianity is. We are not under the law, we are under grace (via the new covenant). Christianity is so much more than behavior modification. No doubt you will change outwardly because of your relationship with Christ but that's just it, Christianity is a relationship with God. If we reduce it to behavior modification then we really do not have a gospel worth spreading.I see no difference between Islam and Christianity; both are examples of humans trying to live by standards that have been perverted by humans.
No differences between Christianity and Islam? Does the name Muhammad ring a bell?
On to the OP...
I was talking to Hoes about the shift in culture that I've seen (briefly).
When I say "pro" I mean that they support the group, not that they subscribe to the beliefs of that group. It may feel pro-Muslim just because so much of our society is anti-Christian these days.
This nation used to be predominantly Christian, now we are shifting more to an agnostic/atheistic point of view though many may still profess to be Christians (as far as I'm concerned you might as well not be a Christian if you're one in name only and go to church twice a year). What I see is a nation that is turning it's back on God completely. There are many that preach tolerance but they're so utterly intolerant of Christianity that I'm not sure what to say. Christianity is considered offensive by some people and that's not a good thing.
Throughout high school and college I've taken many history courses and while Christian history was taught I really do feel as if there was a strong emphasis on Islam. Here's what I remember studying.
-The life of Muhammad (from life til death, we had an entire test over this one subject)
-The five pillars of Islam and what they mean (we spent over month on this topic)
-We read portions of the Qur'an
-We read 5 novels that I can think of that are heavily Islamic in nature
-The layout of a Mosque and symbolism there (especially the Dome of the Rock)
Now, I'm not necessarily saying this is a bad thing but it seems sorely imbalanced all things considered. Why is it ok to discuss all of these things but completely wrong to discuss Jesus and his sacrifice at the hill of Calvary or maybe the apostles? I'm not talking about just one or two classes, most of my history felt almost saturated with material that was Islamic in nature. These aren't things that were just mentioned in passing or mentioned just in the textbook, no, we went in depth and really explored the Islamic world.
I'm sure a large part of the anti-Christian feeling I'm getting is the fact that there are still way more Christians in America than Muslims and thus they get more hate, it's volume by number of followers in the country I suppose.
I agree with CO about the laws. Kind of hard not to.
I do find it strange that most people really don't see just how bad Islam is, especially in a country that would seem to be so concerned about women and gay rights.I don't see a lot of pro-Islam. It does seem that people fail to realize what it means to live under Islam or Sharia rule. Women are property, gays are exterminated, anyone who worships God in another way is put to death. I know that a lot of people realize this reality. But I look at the backlash Malhr gets or I see politicians call Islam a religion of peace and I don't get it.