2/3′s of Protestant Pastors Consider Islam ‘dangerous’

Those that follow the subject of Islamic expansionism, know that this can get discouraging at times. So sometimes we need some good news, and here is some. For years after 911, from what I read on the Internet was the most of the country was in support of Islam. After years of us countering the “religion of peace” lie, the tide is clearly turning against Islam. So give yourselves a hand and continue the fight!

Survey: Two-thirds of Protestant pastors consider Islam ‘dangerous’
By Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service

Two out of three Protestant pastors believe Islam is a “dangerous” religion, according to a new survey from a Southern Baptist-affiliated research group.

The survey of more than 1,000 Protestant clergy by LifeWay Research, released last week found that 45% strongly agree with the statement “I believe Islam is a dangerous religion” and another 21% agree somewhat with it.

Evangelical pastors were more likely to agree with the statement than mainline Protestant pastors — 77 to 47%. Likewise, pastors with a bachelor’s degree or less education are more likely to strongly agree than those with a master’s degree — 64% to 37%.

“It’s important to note our survey asked whether pastors viewed Islam as ‘dangerous,’ but that does not necessarily mean ‘violent,’” said Lifeway president Ed Stetzer in a statement about the survey results.

‘”Dangerous’ can be defined in a variety of ways, including from the perspective of spiritual influence. Regardless of the definition, the numbers tell us that Protestant pastors are concerned.”

The results of the telephone survey were based on a random sample of 1,002 senior pastors taken in October 2008 and had an overall margin of error of plus or minus 3.1percentage points.

On Dec. 10, evangelist Franklin Graham told CNN that while he loves the Muslim people in countries he’s visited with his Samaritan’s Purse ministry, “I don’t agree with the teachings of Islam and I find it to be a very violent religion.”

Graham’s comments prompted the Council on American-Islamic Relations to request a meeting with the evangelist. As of Friday (Dec. 18), he had not responded, said CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper.

It would be nice if the MSM media would actually do some research on Hooper, instead of continually acting like he has good intentions for America.

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  • VGC

    I agree very strongly that Islam is dangerous. Their goal is to subvert our government and then subject its people.

  • Gloria

    You would need to be real stupid not to know that Islam is dangerous. How many Pastors (sheperds) that are to protect the LORD's sheep, are protecting HIS sheep from the Emergant Ecumenical (Back to Babylon), that is why we do have Islam taking over in so-called Protestant Countrys…the sheep are stupid because the Pastors are stupid…they are not Pastors they are Hirelings! period

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/ChristopherL ChristopherL

    Some people do know that Islam is dangerous, but they do not say it out fear of "offending" Muslims.

    • Nick

      I've always been puzzled about the way this notion of "offending" someone is seen as a knock-down argument. It's not.

      When I was a practicing alcoholic my younger brother sat me down one night and told me some home truths. Was I "offended"? Of course I was. I didn't need my younger brother telling me how to live my life! I was capable of doing that on my own!

      But every word he told me was the truth, and I'm glad he spoke up. It did me the world of good. If he hadn't said what he did for fear of "offending" me then I may not be here today. The truth is what it is.

      And sometimes we need to hear it.

  • http://defeatislam.blogspot.com Charles Kastriot

    That only two-thirds of these pastors consider Islam as dangerous worries me. That number means one-third of them are dangerously ignorant of the most imminent threat to the Free World.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/ChristopherL ChristopherL

    We still have a lot of educating to do my friend.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/LynMoarales LynMorales

    Great News..encouraging….!!! I do have a point to say about the Data reflecting that the Masters Degree holders were more prone -not reply Islam is a Danger- as opposed to the Bachelor Degree….I went to a Liberal Arts College and it truly is difficult to keep your head rational and clear with all the PC propaganda…and Liberalism shoved at you! Not to mention if you are not head of the class in GPA -have exemplary research papers turn in- excellent work consistently- You will be targeted and their anonymously reflected in your grades. I was lucky I was able to counter their indoctrination -speak my mind…because I was older when I finished my degree. Already had a head on my shoulders lolz- made myself Teflon.
    So sadly my point is many fall into liberalism with a higher the education.
    Given that – I find the numbers still even more astounding –
    Way to GO the Masters Degree Holders are gaining Critical thinking skills..;-) they will catch up…give em time!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/ChristopherL ChristopherL

    Lyn, that comment about the degrees's was just the a cheap shot by the media. Trying to imply that those with the lesser might think that Islam is dangerous because they are less educated. There was really no other reason to put that sentence in here.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/ChristopherL ChristopherL

    I am not saying it is right, but many people clearly do not want to "offend" Muslims.

    Congrats on your recovery!

  • Nick

    double post there …

  • jordan attieh

    Christians are racist KKK's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Dont judge on religion, end of.
    Judge on actions!!
    Islamis as dangerous as christianity or judaism!!!
    Look at the kkk or some of israels jews!!!!!

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/ChristopherL ChristopherL

      I have plenty of black friend and Islam is not a race. Comparing today's KKK to the threat of Islam is not even close to being a valid point. Israels Jews are not looking to subjugate the world under a barbaric set of religious laws.

      Actions are that Muslims are on a worldwide religious movement.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/R_not R_not

      Oh boy, we got a lively one here. Ok, if you don't want to judge on their 'religion' then we will judge on their actions. And their actions are horrendous human rights abuses everywhere they are in the majority, especially when they get their way and get Sharia laws established. Now, why don't you go and find out WHY they do such things?

      This type of bashing is just a projection of your own biases and hatreds. You sound like someone who doesn't have a clue as to what Islam teaches and what its history is. Go check its history out: http://www.historyofjihad.com and then come back spout nonsense.

      Don't you wonder why the masses spend more energy on trying to convince us that Islam is peaceful rather than telling their Jihadists (who, by the way, have Islamic texts to back them up)? And why is it that so many Muslim Charities were shut down because they were found to be funding Jihadists? (hint: could be their teachings are not that peaceful!)

      • http://intensedebate.com/people/ChristopherL ChristopherL

        Good post, lets see if he has the guts to come back tonight. He is either a Muslim or he does not have the guts to actually pinpoint what the root cause of the problem is. Because if he did that, he might actually have to make some tough decisions.

        • http://intensedebate.com/people/R_not R_not

          Thanks. It sounds to me like what is labeled as a 'useful idiot', but I could be wrong. I have read this stuff so much from liberal left wingers when they start bashing GWB, or Conservatives, or Republicans, or whoever the news and their teachers tell them to bash for that day. It gets very tiring – the same old mantras coming out of these guys and then they turn around and try to elude to some half-brained premise that the ones who disagree with them are the ones without an education.

          They don't know their history, Islam's history, or I could go on about what they don't know. It is easier for them to bash. To deal with them we could either do the schoolyard mantra 'sticks and stones….' or we can try to educate them. Either way it is a shame.

  • jordan attieh

    The quran is written in such a way that you can make it say what ever you want it to say (or beter put twisted buy who ever teaches the quran).
    I know muslims that are wonderfull people and alot nicer than you lot because they dont judge on religion!!
    I know muslims who are absolute filth because they think that the world should all be muslim and hijabs and stuff (ive even heard a muslim say that raping a woman is her fault).

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/R_not R_not

      LMAO! 'They don't judge on religion"!?!? Hahaha Oh no!!! (heavy sarcasm)

      This guy hasn't cracked open a koran or the sunnah (sira and hadith), or a history book! They not only judge they call them unbelievers who are apes and pigs. They label them kufir and do not give them any rights under their barbaric sharia laws.

      Go do a search on 'taqiyya' and 'kithman' and then tell me who is the deceiver. They have religously sanctioned deception, a prophet who was a liar and who encouraged his followers to lie and said their god was a liar! Basically anything to advance islam is a-ok. If terror advances it, or lying advances it – whatever it takes then it is halal.

  • jordan attieh

    All im trying to say is that islam isnt dangerous, its some of the muslims that make it dangerous.
    Do you really think that all muslims are dangerous, really?
    Oh and by the way im an atheist and english and i dont support what you call terrorism either!!!!

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/ChristopherL ChristopherL

      Saying that Islam is not dangerous, is the equivalent of saying that Nazism was not dangerous.

  • jordan attieh

    I say blame it on modern man and the lack of humanity in the world regardless of relgion or skin or language.
    Oh and dont forget the west is just as bad as the east, with two differences 1. the west is alot more discrete 2. the west doesnt shout in the name of …..
    I hope i havent offended anyone,christians arent all kkk's
    just like not all irish priests are pedophiles.
    If all muslims are dangerous then you lot are as bad as them, they "all" believe you lot should convert or die for your sins.
    GET IT NOW!
    p.s. if u gona say anything about the email add. dont becouse ive given up.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/ChristopherL ChristopherL

      We are going to continue speaking out against Islam. GET IT NOW!? Either you are a Muslim or you need to grow a spine and stand up for Britishness.

    • Ubin

      Jordan, you painted yourself into a corner with the statement, "modern man and the lack of humanity in the world". The lawless, who lack a "peacefull" rule book by which to base their lives and interaction with their fellow human beings, are at fault here. I treat all as I would want to be treated. The GOLDEN RULE. The godless have nothing but themselves to blame for the way the world is. And those that "supposedly" follow God, but don't, are no better than the godless. I've trusted two Muslims so far in my life, and both times they blatantly screwed my while "saying how bad the world was, but I could trust them. So far they have three strikes against them in my book. The third, they're OUT!

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/R_not R_not

      'modern man' in any other ideology than islam has indeed advanced past the barbarity that is in Islam. What you don't understand is the concept of deception in islam. (taqiyya and kithman)

      What you also don't understand is that all muslims MUST do Jihad and Jihad is taught 97% of the time as violence against the unbeliever. ALL Muslims must give zakat and there is a requirement that part of it go to fund their violent jihadists and even Muslim Brotherhood organizations such as MPAC, MSA/MSU, ISNA, ICNA, CAIR, etc.

      Interesting about pediphilia – their prophet was a pediphile and Muslims can marry a child as young as 1 yr old, thigh her (as Mo did to Aisha) and 'have at her' at an older age – about 9. And if it is done at a younger time the rapist can keep the child just as long as he supports her. We would throw those perps in jail and label them sexual offenders – Islam sanctions that behavior.

  • Eric Schoen Smith

    The glass is more than half fully, clearly.

    Keep pressing on with the education so people can make up their own minds. – a person researching Islam is a person about to wake up. No spin ever need be shared, only facts, and text.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/ChristopherL ChristopherL

      The more one reads about Islam, the worse it gets.

      Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  • jordan attieh

    I say blame it on modern man and the lack of humanity in the world regardless of relgion or skin or language.
    Oh and dont forget the west is just as bad as the east, with two differences 1. the west is alot more discrete 2. the west doesnt shout in the name of …..
    I hope i havent offended anyone,christians arent all kkk's
    just like not all irish priests are pedophiles.
    If all muslims are dangerous then you lot are as bad as them, they "all" believe you lot should convert or die for your sins.
    GET IT NOW!
    p.s. if u gona say anything about the email add. dont becouse ive given up.

    • Nick

      You’re all over the place. Do try to calmly, and logically, put together an argument of some kind supporting whatever it is you’re trying to say.

      As things stand, you have a long way to go before you even reach the status of being deeply unconvincing.

      • http://intensedebate.com/people/ChristopherL ChristopherL

        Nick,
        Of course he might be a Muslim posing as a non-Muslim, if not he is one of those raging leftists aiding Islam in the destruction of the UK. Sad.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Fran_Ingram Fran_Ingram

    What I want to know is what are these Pastors going to do about it? There has to be a more aggressive open 'debate' / attack against Islam by Christian Pastors and whole congregations. This is what Europe lacks and why they are loosing there….

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/ChristopherL ChristopherL

      Exactly, while the continued educating of this threat is a must, the next step is to take action. Which we will be discussing after the new year.

      • http://intensedebate.com/people/Fran_Ingram Fran_Ingram

        coming in 2010…. more of ISLAM IS OF THE DEVIL….

        • http://intensedebate.com/people/ChristopherL ChristopherL

          Trust me I know. :) Hey did you check out the comments from Jordan above? He is in the UK and is supporting Islam.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/R_not R_not

    The next thing that Hitler did was to make sure that the Christians had ministers that followed his line of thinking. Many were replaced. In Islam they will start their 'massaging' the minds of these people just like Hitler did to those Ministers during his time.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/ChristopherL ChristopherL

      Then we can stand outside the Churches with literature and CD's stating the truth.

  • greg-o

    The other 1/3rd are Lutherans, or Methodists, or Episcopal….Watered down christian religions.

  • jordan attieh

    no no no you lot dont get my point
    islam isnt dangerous!!!!!!!!!!!
    the muslim can be!!!!!!!!!!!
    just like jew or christian or buddist.
    people are the evil inthis world not religion

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/ChristopherL ChristopherL

      We clearly understand that either you are Muslim or an ignorant fool who knows nothing about Islam.