How can the progs join forces with Islam? Why does it seem like Protestant countries are much more welcoming than Catholic and Orthodox nations? How can the latest outgrowth from the Protestants (Progs) somehow ally with Islam and even defend it? They are allies right now in voting, and the Progs need that Muslim vote now for while it lasts because they do not think of 40 years down the road. Maybe they do, and maybe they have no fear of what comes because of how alike they are. The similarities might take a while to see but once you do, you understand completely.
What are the similarities? Both are evangelical and universal faiths of the one true God. Both are reformations of Christianity. Both focused on political organization as the Prots wanted to take political control from Rome and Muhammad was trying to create a faith that could handl such wildly different tribes in the desert and lands of conquest. Note that the Muslim holy days are on moon cycles which means they change with the years so there is no holiday rivalry as Islam spreads to a new area with different beliefs and customs.
Both were subversive of the society around them. Both focused on reading the book. There is no inner enlightenment or higher understanding that the monks or priests have access to and only reveal and share with the laymen To be with God and understand God was possible in all men. There is little to no hierarchy as "did you read the book" was the focus. As Carleton Coon wrote,
Brought up in the Arab tradition of small, personal organizations, Muhammad distrusted hierarchies and wanted none in his religion. In fact, he conceived of the office of imam as that of a lay prayer leader and preacher elected by his fellows for the occasion, since all faithful were equally religious, equally close to the deity.Consider Protestants. It starts with sola scriptura, but in modern times is almost laughable. Look at the American Protestant evangelical obsession with memorizing Biblical scripture. Even mega-churches are just local communities. Not too different from the Muslim obsession with memorizing the Koran despite the average Arab reading a few pages of literature a year.
These micro similarities extend to cultural similarities. Forget alcohol. Forget dancing. Protestants built crappy churches and mock praying to Mary and iconography. Muslims bar anyone from ever drawing their prophet. The hurdle for being a pastor is low. The hurdle for being a leader in Islam is do you have the Koran memorized and have made a pilgrimage to Mecca. Both engage in holiness spirals, but one is for defending trannies in bathrooms and the other is beheading infidels. Give Islam worldwide conquest and their holiness vector may change to things just as silly. Muslims blow up holy relics of other groups, no matter how much the UN cherishes them. The Southern clients of the Prots and Progs seem to be just as eager to erase the relics and monuments to the outgroup's past.
Why not split the world in two? The Protestants latest outgrowth of progressivism is dominant and acts like a fantastically angry religion. They even crafted apocalyptic scenarios like the Book of revelations and freely lifted from their Protestant roots (air will turn to fire, oceans will boil). The problem is that they can't split the world up in two though because of their evangelical and universal natures. It is too great a prize to capture and convert one of the other tribe. Whether by sword in the case of islam or educational indoctrination and media brainwashing for progs, the goal is the same. Convert or die says the Muslim. Convert or we will bar you from working and feeding your family says the Prog.