Saturday, March 07, 2009

Plight of an Afghan Christian

Many people in Afghanistan have turned to the faith of Jesus Christ in recent years. A few of them have done so openly, though most have kept their conversion secret. The new converts have either been influenced by travelling and settling in Christian countries of the west or by the audacity of Christian missionaries who have travelled to Afghanistan.
The converts number in thousands and congregate in secret churches in Afghanistan or in the blossoming Afghan church which has been set up in England. They all decided to turn away from the faith of their ancestors – some in search of food; others in search of a better world and yet others in pursuit of a better faith. Accepting never-ending fear of rejection and animosity as a consequence of conversion, they have been born again in the Christian faith.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2009/mar/05/afghanistan-christianity?commentpage=2&commentposted=1

shamsi made a choice which has put him in danger if he return to afghanistan. thousands other had fled from fighting in southern and eastern afghanistan, something they didn't choose to have nor they had any control over. hundreds if not thousands of afghans are inside afghanistan trying to fight and improve corrupt state and impaired cultural values. they are being persecuted for their political beleives on daily basis. the choice they make are for greater good than the choice shamsi had made yet many have been refused asylum in the UK. it is hard to distinguish between genuin refugees and economic immigrant at this age. UK can't accomodate everyone fleeing their country under different names. UNDP human development index shows that some over 85% of young afghans want to immigrate to the west because they see a better life for themselves there. but they need to stay and fix thier own country.as for shamsi he opted out of his ancestor religion because he found a better one. if he really likes the new one then he better move on and enjoy christianity.there is enough problem in afghanistan, and UK too, created by religion we don't need another one added by Shamsi. religion has no answer to the problem of humanity. there is a similarity between shamsi and a suicide bomber and a difference too. they both get themselves killed, that is if shamsi was in afghanistan. there is one difference too. a suicide bomber deceives himself into 72 virgins and heaven; Shamsi deceives others with his asylum claims.
as for Mr. Reza who is allegedly a journalist. please improve your journalistic skills.'Many people in Afghanistan have turned to the faith of Jesus Christ in recent years. A few of them have done so openly, though most have kept their conversion secret.'
how do you know that. there is a lot of information packed in the first sentence without any proof. what is your source. perhaps you should consider adding i think....to the begining of each sentence but that again is bad journalism.
'The new converts .... or by the audacity of Christian missionaries who have travelled to Afghanistan.'a less loaded sentence would be ' or by what they see as audacity of chritian missionaries who have travelled to Afghanistan'. but there is a problem wtih that sentence too. it is not true. what audacity are you talking about. i was investigating the missionaries and i was recommended to several misssionary organisation but all refused that they have any christian motives.

8 comments:

Soroush Rasouli said...

Really, really, why should you be worry about this, if everyone is becoming Cristian? You still have your own religion. Isn't this enough?

Wesley Fryer said...

Thanks for your post. As someone living in the U.S. I think I take our freedom to worship for granted many times. It is difficult to imagine having to meet in secret with other Christians. I will keep you and other Afghan Christians in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy for you..turning to Jesus Christ. I am also a Christian. I was a catholic before, obeying rules but not having a relationship with God, and I'm happy that He made a lot of effort just to save you and me. I was browsing for the film kite runners and I came to this site. I got a little info about the Taliban era before and saw how they missed the point of God's love, grace and forgiveness. I'm happy for you are now free, free from the bondage of sin and you now have life. God bless you brother.

this is my favorite verse, I would like to share it to you: :)

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give as the world gives. Do no let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."

John 14:27

Anonymous said...

while i was worshipping the Love of God for me, i had an understanding that akk God needs is 1 afgan who will worship Him of all He has done just like Joseph in potiphars house then in Eygpt.

so please any born again afgan - believes in Christ Jesus, should wherever spend time worshipping Him (God) in the beauty of His Holiness and receive the Love of God and such a one will see a change in his/her country.

Anonymous said...

Dear Christian Missionaries,

Every time our Christian brothers talk about saving people by converting them to Christianity. I think Christians, especially the American Christians should save themselves from the life they live before worrying about others. Look at the problems we have in the U.S. today, alcoholism, drug-problems, prostitution, pornography, homosexuality all of these problems are at it's high. These are all against the teachings of Jesus, you should save yourselves before worrying about others.

Anonymous said...

Greetings,

I'm just curious what made you Afghans or other Muslims become Christian and From 100's of Bibles which Bible do they believe in? Also when a high level Christian minister become Muslim after attending a high end christian seminary school in Harvard. What makes you
guys so sure that you are on the right path, this is just one example, there are many more. I'm asking these questions because I'm curious
A Christian Minister's Conversion to Islam Dr.Jerald Dirks
Dr. Dirks is a former minister (deacon) of the United Methodist Church. He holds a Master's degree in Divinity from Harvard University and a Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Denver. He was on TheDeenShow to share his story on Why he accept Islam(Submission to one God ALone in peace)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOZSrPF5GNo

Regards,

Watandaar

M said...

Are all the other commenters missing the point, or am I? Isn't he saying the last thing Afghanistan needs is more religion?

'Audacious' is often right, though... I've known some foreign missionaries, even in the Taliban time. One had his face cut open from the corners of each mouth to his ears. When the consequences can be like that, it takes a bit of audacity.... or wait, maybe 'fanaticism' might be a better word....

Anonymous said...

It's so sad to find out that our Afghans turning to Christianity...
I am an Afghan but from Russia...I speak and love Russian culture, but never turn my religion.
Proud to be a Muslim!!!
West come to Afghanistan to do their dirty job.:(