Monday, February 04, 2008

Spencer on Religion and Slavery

It should come as no suprise to anyone that I am a great fan of First Things. The journal is outstanding for its crisp analysis and challenging engagement on issues crucial in our wayard era. Today's On the Square feature will challenge the assumptions of many, and, God willing, open the eyes of many, too.

Robert Spencer examines the facts on Slavery, Christianity, and Islam. It is an article that needs to be run in every newspaper in the West, and covered by as many truth seeking blogs as possible. It's not politics, it's history and fact.
It has become a feature of today’s atheist chic to shy bricks at Christianity
for its record on slavery. This is part of a larger assault on Western history
and society, which, by accident or design, plays into the hands of those who are
today mounting on a global scale a sweeping and explicit cultural challenge to
Judeo-Christian as well as post-Christian values. The fundamentally most
misunderstood and overlooked aspect of today’s defense against the global jihad
is this challenge that Jihadists make to Western values, which are in large part
Judeo-Christian. Combine this with a historical critique that relentlessly
portrays the West as the aggressors against the rest of the world, and as
uniquely responsible for its evils, and Westerners’ will to defend something as
rotten as Western civilization begins to ebb away.

Read it all here.

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