Atheist Richard Dawkins Warns Against Celebrating Demise & Benign European Christianity
3-25-18, * -- The God Delusion author [Richard Dawkins] tweeted to his 2.74 million followers earlier this week said: “Before we rejoice at the death throes of the relatively benign Christian religion, let’s not forget Hilaire Belloc’s menacing rhyme: ‘Always keep a-hold of nurse For fear of finding something worse.'”
Previously, Dawkins, who was famously canned from a Berkeley, California campus appearance last year after organizers learned about his criticisms of Islam, admitted he has some concern about the decline of Christianity, “in so far as Christianity might be a bulwark against something worse. There are no Christians, as far as I know, blowing up buildings. I am not aware of any Christian suicide bombers. I am not aware of any major Christian denomination that believes the penalty for apostasy is death,” he said. [..snip]
Above all else, Europe’s rise to prominence was enabled by Christian Values. It is not a coincidence that the rise of the West occurred just as Asian societies turned inward and “suddenly became immobile… [They cut themselves off from a changing external world just when European expansion was beginning” (Geoffrey Barraclough, Turning Points in World History, p. 24). Once the West started to rise in the sixteenth century, “it seemed that nothing could hold it back” (Historians Debate the Rise of the West, p. 23). But why did one civilization rise and the others decline—almost at the same time?
These values did help us and we could be an example and a help to all the peoples of the world.
Though we cast aside many of those ways and concepts as the centuries passed, some of those ways, concepts and ideas survived to become a part of the foundation of Western civilization that has transformed the world over the last five hundred years. The dramatic rise of the West—one of the most important turning points in the history of the world--illustrates the effectiveness of those ways. There are such “social values” today in Europe, America, and Australia only because during those thousand years.
The Christians of Europe possessed the warlike power to do what the Christians of Asia and Africa had failed to do – that is, to beat back the Moslem invader. More here
History of the Beast of Islam, Ottoman Hordes, Moslems, et al
6-4-15, Ralph Sidway -- On May 29, 2015 was the anniversary of the conquering and desolation of the great Christian city of Constantinople by the forces of Islam in 1453. The historical descriptions of the pillaging and destruction by the Muslim invaders is remarkable for its similarity to the actions of the Islamic State and other jihadi groups today, and vividly illustrates the historical continuity of Islam’s treatment of Christians and other non-Muslims. More here http://www.truthandgrace.com/muslimhistory.htm
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