by Dave Blount | January 13, 2016 12:21 pm
Maybe there is hope. Even professional atheist Richard Dawkins is starting to perceive why it is essential not to let progressives marginalize Christianity:
In a text that is coursing about on social media, professional God-slayer Richard Dawkins begrudgingly admitted that Christianity may actually be our best defense against aberrant forms of religion that threaten the world.
“There are no Christians, as far as I know, blowing up buildings,” Dawkins said. “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.”
In a rare moment of candor, Dawkins reluctantly accepted that the teachings of Jesus Christ do not lead to a world of terror, whereas followers of radical Islam perpetrate the very atrocities that he laments.
Because of this realization, Dawkins wondered aloud whether Christianity might indeed offer an antidote to protect western civilization against jihad.
“I have mixed feelings about the decline of Christianity, in so far as Christianity might be a bulwark against something worse,” he said.
Islam is not the only thing Christianity serves as a bulwark against. It is a candle that mitigates all forms of darkness.
You don’t have to be a Christian to participate in, benefit from, and even be willing to fight to the death to preserve Christian civilization. Some have faith and some don’t, but all reasonable people can agree that the society developed by European Christians is the best thing history has ever offered.
Progressives and Muslims both have good reason for targeting Christianity for destruction; their dark visions of utopia cannot abide candles.
On tips from Artfldgr and Shawn R. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.
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