Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

March 17, 2005

“Former Muslim Tapped as Dean of Falwell’s Seminary”

Filed under: — Different River @ 7:44 pm

I’m sure there are important conclusions to be drawn from this announcement, but I’m not sure what they are and I’m not going to speculate.

“Former Muslim Tapped as Dean of Falwell’s Seminary”

Falwell announced the Feb. 4 appointment of Ergun Caner [as Dean of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary] … .

Caner, a converted Sunni Muslim whose father was an Islamic scholar, is best known for a 2002 book he co-wrote with his brother, Emir, Unveiling Islam: An Insider’s Look at Muslim Life and Beliefs.

Speaking at the same gathering this past June, Caner said Islamic terrorists around the world don’t have a hard time recruiting suicide bombers, because millions of Muslims believe dying a martyr’s death in a holy war assures them of going to heaven.

Caner said Jesus’ atoning death relieved him of the pressure to tilt “the scales” so his own righteousness would outweigh his unrighteousness at the end of his life. “Jesus strapped a cross on his back so I wouldn’t have to strap a bomb on mine,” Caner said.

(Hat tip: Shawn Landres.)

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