Thursday, March 23, 2006

WorldNetDaily: Afghan prosecutors: Christian may be 'mad'

The notion here is that "anyone who converts from Islam to Christianity must be insane." And again, when I say insane I mean not legally responsible for one's actions because of not being mentally composed. In fact, the prosecutors have said that they want doctors to examine Abdul Rahman, and if they find him mentally ill, they'll drop the case!

Well, that prosecutor isn't the first to call a Christian mad. Recall that one Porcius Festus, Roman procurator of Judea, once blurted out to St. Paul that he, Paul, was a crazy man, and that his "book learning" had driven him over the edge. Scripture says that belief in God will seem like madness to unbelievers. So this would be all of a piece with that. Indeed, consider the prosecutor's very words:

We think he could be mad. He is not a normal person. He doesn't talk like a normal person.
Procurator Festus didn't say it any better than that.

Of course we Christians don't talk like normal people! That's hardly an insult. And if they'll drop the case, then having the officials regard him as insane would be a small price for Mr. Rahman to pay. And it will still bear more than adequate witness against a tyrannical law--while avoiding the Biblically untenable position of resistance to the government itself.

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