Monday, 9 February 2015

Obama the Theologian -

Ross Douthat in the New York Times: A counter to Obama's moral equivalence at his Trent National Prayer Breakfast (link)
Obama seems do have just discovered the Islam-apologist arguments of the "Islam is peace" mob: namely "remember the Crusades and the Inquisition" --Christianity is as evil as ISIS.
They seem to think, these folk, that that's a clinching argument. And often it is.
But even a cursory look at the history of the Crusades reveals that they started as a defensive move, to regain lands invaded by an Islam expanding by the sword: as decreed by Mohammad and his Koran.
And the Inquisition? Well, hells bells it happened long ago and has been roundly criticized since then by Christians and non alike.
Bill Maher covers the issue, saying that Obama is right about Christianity but wrong about Islam.
I think he's Obama is wrong on Christianity as well, not putting the Crusades in perspective, and talking of the Inquisition as if it were ongoing and not denounced these centuries past.
Douthat, in the article below says that those most annoyed by Obama's recent breakfast speech are the fundamentalist Christians. Not just them. Count in we devoted Atheists, those that abhor arguments of bogus moral equivalence.

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