I am not a Christian. That’s because I have personal views that differ with the Gospels of Christianity. I also differ in views with the Old Testament. So, I don’t align myself with any organized religion. However, I have great love and respect for Christians in general. All my grown kids are Christian.

This article is about fundamental differences between Christians, Jews and Muslims. Not their Deity, but the actions, their compassion and their impact on the world.

I’ve actually heard some people say — people who have enjoyed the fruits of living as an American all their lives — that they are more afraid of Christians, than they are Muslims. That Christians are the real problem in the world! They say, there is more to fear from Catholics than Islamists. Some, of course, also hate Jews and claim they are the filth of planet Earth, and would gladly see Israel destroyed, and the world rid of the Jewish faith.

Ironically, some of those people are college educated and world traveled.

So, let’s start checking the scorecard by evaluating which of the religious groups are among the more humanitarian throughout the world. And, we’ll also check and see who is responsible for the most violence in the world, in the name of their religion.

I have a good friend. A Christian. It was quite a while before I learned that this friend was involved in an organization that traveled to remote parts of India in order to drill wells, to bring fresh and clean water to the impoverished. My friend has been doing this for many years. He does not brag, he does not evangelize, he does not wear humanitarianism on his sleeve. He simply gives of himself to help the needy, no matter their religion.

I suppose, if given the opportunity, he — and other missionary Christians — will share their beliefs and seek to convert some folks to Christianity. I say: So what? Whether the people convert or not, they have the benefit of loving and caring people providing assistance they would not have otherwise.  Yet, there are nudniks among us who will criticize them.

Christian ministries are an immense segment of the humanitarian world. Their organizations are spread throughout the seven continents providing food, housing, water, and health care to the poor and stricken. Lives are being saved by the millions by these loving organizations who donate their time, money, skills and sometimes, their lives, to provide for the needy, no matter what race or religion they represent.

Tell me one Muslim organization that provides humanitarian relief on a regular and constant basis to the poor and stricken around the world — no matter their religion?

I have listed a number of such Christian organizations at the end of this article.

Then — there are the Jews, who represent only 14 million people in the world, compared to 1.4 billion Muslims and 2 billion Christians. That’s one in a hundred.

Do the Jews fight hunger, disease and poverty in countries around the world? You bet. Watch this (rather funny) five minute video, and you’ll get the picture. (There are many more agencies than this, but my time and space are limited.)

Click here: AJWS + Apatow: A Public Service Announcement

Now, let’s count the Islamic relief organizations that also feed and care for poor Christians, Jews, Hindu, Africans and Buddhists around the world.


The next question was about international violence.

We all know how those terrible Christians went about bombing a federal Building in Oklahoma City. There’s one.

And, we know that the Israelis have encountered violence in their own country, to which they respond in kind, but where have the Jews randomly killed innocent people around the world in the name of their religion?

I’m waiting! Hello?

Here’s the track record for Muslims:

Since 9-11-2001, over 16,300 random acts of terror, in more than forty countries, leaving bodies numbering in the hundreds of thousands.

Every airport and airline in the world must deploy trillions in technology and manpower to make air travel safe for the average passenger… all because of radical Islamists. Those trillions are passed on to the consumer.

Tell me, please, if that fear of terror – and the costs of safety — are the fault of Christians? Jews? Or Muslims?

I’m waiting for the nudniks with college degrees to answer that question.

To those who would say I am spreading hate: The only hate I hold, is for the hater. And, 16,300 acts of terror in nine years hasn’t come from people who love.

Check some of these links:

 Click here: Islam: Making a True Difference in the World – One Body at a Time

Click here: Africa Christian Medical Missions, Inc


 Click here: Heal the Nations: Christian Medical Missions Links

Click here: Christian Medical Mission Inc.

 Click here: Medical and Dental Missions Directory


Click here: Job Opportunities – American Jewish World Service


  1. Ron Kenerly November 5, 2010 at 11:23 pm #

    You are so correct on this matter.
    After working a number of years for ARAMCO in Saudi, I came home with the full understanding that there would never be any peace in the world until either every Christian or every Muslim on the face of the earth was destroyed….one or the other. Until that happens, there will never be any peace for mankind.
    This is a definite oil in water situation. The problem today is that the Christians are not ready to defend themselves to the degree and in the manner that is necessary to stop this carnage.

  2. cathy stanton November 5, 2010 at 11:32 pm #

    It would have been nice if you’d mentioned our UUSC (Service Committee), a philanthropic agency that has touched thousands of people’s lives around the globe with its mission of hope and helping, but not acting as missionaries for our faith. We are Unitarian Universalists.

    I believe your rant on Muslims might have specified “radical” Muslims, rather than Muslims in general.

  3. Jack November 6, 2010 at 8:57 am #

    I don’t think any major religion has a monopoly on goodness and sacrifice for others. At the same time, each religion has murders and massacres in its history. Look at the Old Testament and the genocide when the Children of Israel conquered the Promised Land; Look at the Crusades that killed Jews, Eastern Christians and Muslims. And let’s not forget the Inquisition for which the late pope apologized.
    Muslim atrocities are historic too but they were fewer than what is a stain on Christianity. In 1492 Jews were expelled from Christian Spain and most migrated to Muslim lands where they were far more secure.One of the Muslim countries in Spain even had major Jewish figures in the governments.
    Maimonidies, a major rabbinical scholar was born in Muslim Spain and moved to Cairo to be more secure.He didn’t go to a
    Christian land!
    But look today – still some wars. Yes, Christians have started hospitals, schools and many good works. Only a few years ago it was Jews who were deeply involved in anti segregatiions activities. (I taught prospective teachers at the University of Miami and saw many of my young Jewish women graduates volunteer to begin the desegregation process by volunteering to teach in segregated schools.)

    One of the pillars of Islam is charity, Muslims are required to give a portion of their entire wealth (not just salaries) to charities.
    Right afte 9-11 the US government closed down many Muslilm charitable organiations claiming that they sent money to terrorists. Several of these organizations sued to regain their status as charities and won reinstatement. One interesting development was that American Muslims changed their focus from internatonal aid to purely American charities. Several years ago, whcle dicussng American Muslims in a class in World Religions, I found a female student whose college expenses were covered by a Muslim charity – a young woman!

    Muslims are not one unit. There are many divisions. One, located in East Africa, the Ismaelis, has an emphasis on education and health issues. Their head, the Aga Kahn, encourages various Ismaeli groups to write their own constitutions.
    Most of the casualties in the Muslim world are Muslims who are murdered by members of rival sects. .
    It is very interesting to note that before we deposed the Iraqi dictator, minority groups were protected. There were Jewish groups living there and over 2,000,000 Christians most of whom have been wiped out since our invasion. Possibly the most ancient of all Christian faiths, the Chandeans are now on the verge of extinction and just this week, a Catholic church experienced death by some version of Islam.Isn’t strange that non Muslim religions were protected uder Saddam Hissein and not under Amenrican occupation.
    It isn’t simple: There are deviants in every group and here are those who do preach loving care for fellow human beings.
    Let’s not condemn all the people of any faith. History shows hatred and love, kindness and massacre, charity and theft.
    Let’s hope that good eventually conquers.
    I wonder what we would find on the web if we looked for Muslim Charities.
    Incidently, are you attacking perons with college degrees? It could be interpreted that way.

  4. Ron Kenerly November 6, 2010 at 9:23 am #

    I can not resist a comment to Ms. Cathy Stanton.
    It is very obvious you know very little of the Islamic religion that Muslims practice. Their Quran orders them to kill infidels,and an infidel is clearly defined as any person that does not practice and follow the Islamic faith. As you obviously have observed, the people of the Islamic faith, or as you call them Muslims, have been trying to exactly do this all over the world since the beginning of time….and with fervor in the past number of years. What part of this do you not understand? Why is it so difficult for you and a lot of other folks that are apparently in some state of denial on this subject to see that this is occurring daily? Regardless of their participation in the actual acts, all people of the Islamic faith are directed to commit these atrocities….and do not believe for one minute that when the chips are down, they will not participate to defend Islam.

  5. Roger November 6, 2010 at 9:29 am #

    I haven’t accepted Islam as a religion. More like a cult or Hitler’s Nazis. JMHO.

  6. Ernest R. Melby November 6, 2010 at 9:47 am #

    For a reason I can’t understand, we have Americans who are pro-muslim and anti Christian and Jew.
    Maybe they have a brain defect that makes right wrong and wrong right. Their facts appear to be reversed.
    My suggestion is for those who hate Christians and Jews live in a muslim country for a few years. If that doesn’t change their mind, it is a hopeless case.

  7. Steve Gure November 6, 2010 at 10:55 am #

    Basically I agree with you. However, I do want to make the following comments. Re: education – themosteducated and cultured people of their time were the Germans. Some of the most educated were responsible for the Holocaust. At the present time the biggest thinker and scientist is Stephen Hawking. His views on all religion is basically negative.
    My very best to you, as always.

  8. Les November 6, 2010 at 1:33 pm #

    Issn’t it amazing all the medical and scientific breakthroughs that come out of tiny Israel that help all mankind, and with the billions of dollars in aid we give to the Muslims, the only thing that comes from them is death? Their only contribution to mankind happens to be of weaponry. Jews built hospitals, educate doctors, invent medical instruments and developo vaccines to help the world, all the while trying to defend themselves from the Muslim war machines.
    On a lighter note, I was in Jamaica back in the 1960s, and saw first hand the good that the Christian missionaries brought to that impoverished island. They educated the children of plantation workers, taught them to read, clothed them, fed them, and improved their living conditions dramatically. Had they not gone to Jamaica, those children of plantation workers would have lived in filth and disease, while the plantation owners prospered from the labor of thesir “slaves.” So I say “thank you” to the missionaries for a job well done.
    Would any Muslim have lifted a finger to help? I don’t think so.

  9. The Third Vagabond November 6, 2010 at 1:54 pm #

    Hi Marshall – I don’t recall ever reading such a broadly opinioned response to any of your blogs. How refreshing. By the way, I appreciate and respect what Fareed Zacaria says on CNN and writes in “Time”.

  10. Lee Martines November 6, 2010 at 2:34 pm #

    Note to Jack: You have gone to great trouble trying to defend Islam, and as you pointed out there were historic times when all religions were practicing killing and maiming. However, it was just that, historical. The present time threat, as Marshall reported, is Islamic terrorists, and the moderate Muslims have failed to properly condemn those radical elements of their supposed religion. I agree with Roger that Islam is not a religion. Religious faith is only a part of Islam. The rest is a socially engineered society with its own laws and customs that seriously conflict with American law. Our government must make this distinction before Muslim communities in America gain enough voting rights to institute sharia law in the United States of America.

  11. Ed Hensley November 6, 2010 at 6:11 pm #

    Roger what Roger said!

    Islam is not a religion per se, but rather
    a totalitarian form of despotic goverment,
    which has sought to establish a Worldwide Sharia Law, for over 700 years. Now this:

    America is still so PC Pussy Whipped that while National Media largely ignored the 11/05/2010, one year anniversary of the
    Ft. Hood Islamic Massacre of unarmed U.S. Soldiers, even the local Texas Media towed the PC line. Pardon me while I puke!

    Fort Hood victims remembered
    Last Update: 11/05 10:54 pm
    My Fox Lubbock dot com

    Friends and families gathered at Fort Hood to remember the loved ones they lost in the worst mass shooting on a U.S. military base…………(end lead paragraph)….

    Click below for the rest of this short story
    but don’t expect any mention that Maj. Nidal
    Hasan was anything other than the alleged
    shooter, who may face a GCM for mass murder.

    While America will not identify the enemy,
    who is sworn to destroy us, we remain at risk of being destroyed. End Rant. ~ Ed

  12. Ed Hensley November 6, 2010 at 6:17 pm #

    Now this:

    Palestinian Scum Set Up an Ambush with 10
    Year Olds

    And of course, there will be millions of so-called liberals in the West who will buy this propaganda

  13. Pamela Jarvis November 6, 2010 at 6:37 pm #

    The old “Sharia Law” scare tactic rises once again. Lee says that religious faith is only a part of Islam. Could you apply that same logic to any religious faith in the world??? Shame on you….all you divisive souls who cannot get the facts straight. Perhaps Muslims (the “non-terrorist” types) take care of their own, and don’t need some of the kinds of charities that have proven fraudulent in our country. Doctors Without Borders is one of our valid charities that helps all peoples in all countries with no barriers as to religion or culture. There are others.

  14. Christopher Jones November 7, 2010 at 4:09 pm #

    After reading all the comments, I was about to pass responding, until I read Pam Jarvis, who obviously needs to read the Quran, and after doing so, please get back to us about the Sharia Law scare tactic.
    It is enough to make one puke to see the liberal justification of anything and everything. All in the name of tolerance. Tolerance will be the death of the world.

  15. Pat Wilson November 7, 2010 at 10:05 pm #

    Perhaps it is because the largest religious group in this country is Christian that we hear about all the Christian charity work, and they are to be commended for it. But right in our own country the extreme Right we hear about are similar to the Muslims in their thinking that homosexuals are an abomination and deserve to die. I believe the increase in teenage suicide because of their being bullied for being gay or lesbian is a direct result of the public outspokeness of these so-called Christians. And to think that a man running for public office was seen on TV speaking very insultingly about them was abominable behavior on his part!!

  16. Mary Rogers November 7, 2010 at 10:53 pm #

    As usual, Marshall and most posting here: Excellent…you nailed it. On the Fort Hood massacre anniversary which was undeniably possible due to political correctness, I saw this the other day and had to share it here:

    There is an annual contest at Texas A&M University calling for the most appropriate definition of a contemporary term. This year’s term was: “Political Correctness…..the winner is: “Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end. “

  17. Christopher Jones November 8, 2010 at 11:58 am #

    Pat…back away from the Kool Aid stand, and stop listening to the left wing wacko media.
    Other than a very few nutjobs (like the crazies who protest at military funerals), conservtive Christians do NOT hate homosexuals, and do NOT think they should die.
    At the churches I attend, depending on whether I am in NY or SC, we invite EVERYONE to church. We believe that God intends us to love the sinner, but to dislike the sin. That does not just go for homosexuality, but any and all sin.
    Some today want to justify their actions by saying that homosexuals were born that way. So, I guess so are pedafiles, murderers, rapists, burglars, and drug dealers and drug users. The Bible, (and incidentally all religious texts) state clearly that homosexuality is a sin. After knowing several people who became Christians and renounced their homosexuality, AND LIVE A NORMAL HETEROSEXUAL LIFE, I have to believe it is not something one is born with, and IS something that can be overcome, like other sins.
    Getting back to what a real Christian should do. Invite anyone who does not know Christ to come to his or her church. No one is going to kidnap them, and force them to change anything about their lives. That is between them, and their creator. We want to offer people who will (like all of us) enter a time of crisis and darkness in their lives a place to go.
    If you read about Jesus, you will see he did not hang out with the people of high society in His time. He was with the little people, including a lot of sinners, offering them hope, salvation, and the chance to change their lives. Anyone can hate a sin, and translate that to hating a person, which is just ignorant. It is not how the overwhelming number of Christians act. It is always that tiny minority who get plastered over the nightly news. Come to my church, and see how things really are with us “extreme right wing Christians.”

  18. Pamela Jarvis November 14, 2010 at 6:33 am #

    Christopher equates homosexuality with pedafiles, murderers, rapists, burglars, drug dealers and drug users. Christopher goes on to say the Quran also states, like the Bible, that homosexuality is a sin….but renounces other things in the Quran he finds abhorent. The Bible has many inconsistencies that we don’t take literally as well. What Christopher doesn’t want to know is the scientific evidence regarding the fact that people don’t normally choose to be homosexual. Why would they….with such hatred abounding from such ignorance about the subject. His Christian friends who became heterosexual after being homosexual might be among those that have been convinced by pressure from the clergy that they are not what they really are…..but I would venture to say that some day in the future they might come out again as what they were born to be. I have known people this has happened to….and they have children as well, who, by the way, understand and love them. Homosexuals. Lesbians. Transvestites. Whatever. And what is it that scares us about these differences? Are these just more irrational fears to separate people from each other, and put up more barriers to equality and our so-called freedoms? There is something going on in the military right now that might be interesting to watch. It concerns the subject of homosexuality. Not a sin. Just a genetic difference that is as valid as any differences we have in our collective genetic make-up. Personally, I am more afraid of intolerance, bigotry, hatred, and people who put themselves out there as experts on subjects they are ill-equipped to deal with. And Christopher, as you stated, if this is enough to “make you puke”…… be it. Tolerance WILL be the salvation of the world…..that being given in the philosophy of Jesus Christ.

  19. LEN INDIANER November 14, 2010 at 12:51 pm #

    Those who don’t believe that radical Islam is making huge strides around the world, including our country, must have their heads in the sand. Radical Islam exploits the U.S. legal system and America’s protection of religion to spread its hatred for Western values. And now we’re becoming victims of our own political correctness.