In his informative and politically-incorrect book, The Great Divide: The Failure of Islam and the Triumph of the West, Alvin Schmidt gives a vast treasury of information on how wide the gap between Christianity and Islam really is. He finally lifts the veil that has covered the ugly history of Islam, from Muhammad’s first pillages to the Muslim terrorists attacks of 9/11. Dr. Schmidt shows how Islam was spread by the sword and Christianity by the word. It is a stimulating read.
Alvin J. Schmidt, a former Professor of Sociology, is the author of several best-selling books including: Under the Influence: How Christianity Transformed Civilization and The Menace of Multiculturalism: Trojan Horse in America. The Great Divide is for those who have been afraid to ask about the differences between Christianity and Islam, for fear of being ridiculed as non-inclusive or unloving. With logic and plenty of facts, Dr. Schmidt has documented “the rest of the story.”
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Each chapter presents contrasts of Islam and Christianity. He compares their founders (Our Lord Jesus Christ and Muhammad), how the two religions were established and how they spread. Christ and Muhammad were polar opposites. Our Lord had a clear vision of His mission. However Muhammad thought that he was going mad until his wife convinced him that he was a prophet. The life of Christ was pure and exemplary, full of virtue. The life of Muhammad is full of murder, sensuality, adultery, polygamy, plunder and even worse. He also shows the escalating persecution of Christians by Muslims today. Lastly, in the Middle Ages, Western man made huge advancements for their time in inventions, medicine and science, whereas the Muslims had no concern for the aspects of culture.
With flowing coherence and unity, Dr. Schmidt gives a clear vision of how violent Islam was towards Christianity. The media and anti-Westerners try to cover this up and even blame Islam’s violence on Christianity. However, the author has not written in a Catholic perspective. He praises Luther, for example, who favored the Muslim attempt to conquer Catholic Vienna. The book, The Great Divide gives a truth-seeker ample material to see how triumphant Christianity really is and how miserable Islam truly is.