Friday, July 10, 2015

seven Lies Liberals Tell to Silence Christians

The brilliant Christian thinker, philosopher, author and pastor Doug Wilson has a wonderful website that he updates often called“Blog & Mablog: Theology that bites back.” In a post from a few years back he detailed 7 popular liberal myths and memes that are used to silence and berate Christians. The post is as relevant today as it was back when it was first written, and anyone who has ever been accosted by a liberal, anti-Christian troll should really check it out.
In it he quickly debunks these seven memes:

  1. The Crusades were totally uncalled for.
  2. The battle between Galileo and the Church was a battle between science and faith.
  3. The Salem Witch Trials were an example of typical Puritan intolerance.
  4. The rise of the secular Enlightenment saved us all from endless religious bloodletting.
  5. Darwinian evolution is the Truth.
  6. Biblical faith stifles and deadens the aesthetic soul.
  7. America was a secular nation in its founding.

All of these are examples of skewed thinking, manipulated history and outright fabrication. Read why from Blog & Mablog.

  1. he Crusades were totally uncalled for.

The Crusades were actually a long overdue defensive reaction to many years of Muslim belligerence, militarism, agressiveness, and provocation. If a “crusade” is an unprovoked military attack on religious grounds, then we need to start speaking of the Muslim Crusades. One could, however, criticize Christian Europe for being so slow to respond.

  1. The Salem Witch Trials were an example of typical Puritan intolerance.

Aktcherly, what went down was this. The charter for Massachusetts expired, and so they had no legal government. The colony sent somebody back to England to get the charter renewed. While he was gone away, the witch hysteria broke out in Salem, and the rest of the colony had no legal means to suppress it. When the emissary returned and legal government was restored, the colony acted, with the support of the Puritan ministers throughout the colony. But by then, the damage was done and Puritans everywhere were tagged with a guilt that they had conscientiously opposed.

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