"Triumph" of Christianity
With all the recent outrage over Muslim atrocities from Christians, you'd think they were as peaceful as the Buddhists. A great many articles decrying militant Islam come from militant Christians
. Let's be clear here - I'm not implying that Christians are as bad as Islamists. They're not blowing up innocent people regularly, nor does the community promote or condone such activities. But in principle they are just as bad, and for America they are specifically. While they may shy away from suicide bombing, the Christian right has no compunctions about using the machinery of government to force
people to conform to their mystical version of morality. And let's not forget Christianity's past, the Dark Ages and the Inquisition, both primitive and brutal periods reminiscent of many Muslim countries.
The difference between America's Christians and the Militant Islam is one of degrees: the Christians have emerged from the Dark Ages of faith and stagnation, while militant Islam has planted both feet there and refuses to budge. Unfortunately, since Reagan the vestigial horns of religious piety have been growing at an alarming rate. Faith, finally dismissed after Aquinas to a distant second from Reason, is on the rise again, loudly and shamelessly. Many Christian leaders want
to take us back to Dark Ages, when the government was
the church, and Christian dogma was the ultimate standard of truth.
But this is precisely what the Muslims are doing and seek to do; more so than Christianity, Islam does not recognize such a thing as a separation of Church and State. Islam does not recognize secularism; indeed it regards it as anathema and as a vicious evil. The danger here is that the Christians are slowly and quietly
trying to sneak that very view in here. In the process they are slowly dismantling the glorious political system our founding fathers bequeathed to us.
The conflict that must be fought is not America vs. Militant Islam, but America vs. Militant Islam and
Militant Christianity. They are two variants of the same mystical coin, just as Communism and Fascism are. Defeating only one will not save us.
POSTED BY THE GENERAL AT 1:07 AM