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Monday, April 02, 2007

Is Christianity Really This Threatened?

I've had the priviledge of meeting Rabbi Daniel Lapin on several occasions and he's quite a guy -- a Jew who understands the importance of Christians and the need for the two faiths to work closely together to protect America and his values.

Here, with a hat-tip to Ex-Preacherman, is a rather lengthy example of why Lapin's principles are so important to the American future. I've edited it some; go to Ex-Preacherman for a lengthier text.
[A] serious war is being waged against a group of Americans. I am certain that if we lose this war, the consequences for American civilization will be dire.

There is no better term than propaganda blitzkrieg to describe what has been unleashed against Christian conservatives recently.

Consider the long list of anti-Christian books that have been published in recent months. Here are just a few samples of more than 30 similar titles, all from mainstream publishers:
  • “American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America”
  • “The Baptizing of America: The Religious Right’s Plans for the Rest of Us”
  • “The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason”
  • “Piety & Politics: The Right-wing Assault on Religious Freedom”
  • “Atheist Universe: The Thinking Person’s Answer to Christian Fundamentalism”
  • “Thy Kingdom Come: How the Religious Right Distorts the Faith and Threatens America”
  • “Religion Gone Bad: The Hidden Dangers of the Christian Right”
What is truly alarming is that there are more of these books for sale at your local large book store warning against the perils of fervent Christianity than those warning against the perils of fervent Islam. Does anyone seriously think America is more seriously jeopardized by Christian conservatives than by Islamic zealots? I fear that many Americans believe just that in the same way that many pre-World War II Westerners considered Churchill a bigger threat than Hitler. ...

I would advise you not to underestimate the power of books to alter the behavior of the American public, and I fear for an America influenced to detest Christianity by this hate-filled catalog.

It is not just books but popular entertainment also that beams the most lurid anti-Christian propaganda into the hearts and minds of viewers. ….. The brilliant Jewish moviemaker Sacha Baron Cohen, [Borat]…..has revealed nothing other than the latent anti-Christianism of America’s social, economic and academic secular elites.

Even the recent PBS documentary, “Anti-Semitism in the 21st Century: The Resurgence,” managed to do more attacking Christianity than defending Judaism.

Richard Dawkins, an Oxford University professor, is one of the generals in the anti-Christian army of the secular left. ….he asks, “It’s one thing to say people should be free to believe whatever they like, but should they be free to impose their beliefs on their children?” He suggests that the state should intervene to protect children from their parents’ religious beliefs. Needless to say, he means Christian beliefs, of course. ...

Tyranny comes when citizens are seduced into trading freedom for the promise of safety and security. ...

If they succeed, Christianity will be driven underground, and its benign influence on the character of America will be lost. In its place we shall see a sinister secularism that menaces Bible believers of all faiths. Once the voice of the Bible has been silenced, the war on Western Civilization can begin and we shall see a long night of barbarism descend on the West. (World Net Daily)
Ironically, Anti-Christian forces have used radical Islam to their advantage. Far too many people don't seem to be able to differentiate between jihad, which they see as fundamentalist Islam, and fundamentalist Christianity.

And far too many others fall for the garbage these people put out, or are willing to trumpet it in the media.

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