James Freeman Clarke (1810-1888) was an American theologian, philosopher, author, and abolitionist. He also became one of the first American scholars to study and write about Eastern religions, including, notably, Islam.
The extracts, below from Freeman Clarke’s “Ten Great Religions,” published in 1883, underscore what America risks when, gripped by cultural relativist depravity, we debase ourselves before Islamdom, as in the Bin Laden burial rituals performed aboard the USS Carl Vinson.
The religion of Mohammed is the exact opposite to that of Greece. If the Greek faith was inspired by humanity, variety, and freedom, that of Islam taught unity, submission, and the absolute sovereignty of one God. Every Mohammedan was the servant of the one true God, and his mission was to convert the world to Allah and to his prophet.
Islam saw God, but not man; saw the claims of deity, not the rights of humanity; saw authority, failed to see freedom,—therefore hardened into despotism…