The Swiss vote to keep minarets off their landscape

I don’t see anyone else in Wisconsin discussing the subject, so we might as well start it.

So? What do you think? Where’s the U.S. headed with this subject? I’m trying to decide if the vote was a backlash on the religion or merely a way to preserve a revered landscape. I’ll admit it would seem odd to see a minaret compete with a steeple in Italy or Austria. It’s certainly been done before. Israel is full of churches turned mosques.

If I founded a group of Christians in Iran, could I build a church with a tall steeple?

I ran across this interesting map of mosque distribution in the U.S. from 2004. I’ll keep looking to see if I can find anything more current.

Just to really open a can of worms, I’ll ask Christians if they are concerned about the changing religious landscape. Is the spread of Islam inevitable or does it compete with Christianity for membership?

A peaceful revolution is a revolution nonetheless.

Al Jazeera weighs in on this one: The construction of minarets is a right…


  1. “If I founded a group of Christians in Iran, could I build a church with a tall steeple?”

    Probably not. Which is reason #1 it shouldn’t be banned.

  2. Concerned? Yes. Alarmed? No. Just means Christians have to do a better job of living our beliefs.

  3. That’s pretty much what I thought, too. Are Christians willing to lose this race through apathy?

    I do see it as a race. Although we all get to one God eventually, this week my religion isn’t the one advocating suicide bombing as means of acquiring extra virgins in paradise.

  4. “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”

    You said it all, Mohandas.

  5. Oh, so you don’t like Christians. Got it.

  6. Are Christians willing to lose this race through apathy?

    I fear they will try to win it the wrong way. And I’m not far off from Mohandas, quoted by he Lorax above, even though I like Christians. 🙂

    Most Muslims are here for the American dream and will not rock the boat, IMO. Others are here to destroy it and those are the ones we should worry about.

  7. I am extremely concerned. I would like to see a current map of Muslim centers. I’ll bet the distribution is multiplying rapidly. Switzerland’s vote is not a backlash against the religion, but an effort to preserve our way of life. Why are Muslims infiltrating Western countries if they don’t like the Western lifestyle? They are demanding Sharia laws in England, France and other European countries. How many terrorist attacks have been committed by Catholics lately? Wake up!

  8. The Lorax says:

    Not counting all the children they’ve been raping?

    Hey, fair is fair.

  9. I’m amazed, Amazed! I guess it’s a question of what you want to call “lately”. Unless we forget the Irish Troubles, the Basque Seperatists and bombings in Greece…all carried out by Catholics…none, “lately”. You’re the one who needs the caffine jolt!