“Beware of this Christian group which coats poison with sugar.” was a warning sent by a Saudi student to all Portlander Saudi’s as a response to an earlier email that announced a trip to Seattle organized by FOCUS. She quoted a professor who is an active Islamist in Portland and included the group’s website address.
As unsurprising as it was, the email saddened me. Focus did present itself as a faith based group since orientation day at PSU. It also distributed pamphlets about its message, and web address. It is not cooking up an evil potion in the dark.
Even still, some active Islamist would condemn a Christian group for what they themselves do: social activism, and the presentation of good example in the hope of influencing others to join the Islamic faith.
I am losing track here.
Since when did the betterment of society become a sugar coat and not a dynamic? And is a religion that encourages social activism ever a poison? When will this hypocrisy stop, if we do “it” we are good, if others do “it” they are manipulative and bad?