Aug 24, 2007

Where are God's Christian Warriors?

A newspaper catering to Malaysia's ethnic Indians published a front-page apology Thursday after causing an outrage by printing an image of Jesus Christ holding a cigarette. Malaysia's national news agency Bernama would report that, Malaysia's Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi slammed the picture as hurtful and an insult to Christians, and called on people not to play with religion. Malaysia's Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi would further state -- "If the Christians get to know about it, it will create problems". Well, guess what Mr. Badawi, the Christians have already found out about it, and needless to say, many of us are still befuddled. Where is the global outrage, the violent worldwide protests and the calls to behead those who insult Christianity?

Leading in what Charles Johnson of LGF would describe as "CNN's Moral Equivalence Marathon" would be veteran reporter Christiane Amanpour who would endeavor to prove throughout a "unprecedented six-hour television event," that there exists no moral or ethical hierarchy between the three Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and that all three religions are equally capable of producing virulent warriors in support of their beliefs. The problem is that CNN's viewers and the world hardly need to be convinced that Islam is capable of producing violent warriors, and so Amanpour's crusade (for lack of a better word) is to convince her viewers that Christianity and Judaism are just as bad. And so, a preview for the segment "God's Christian Warriors" juxtaposes file footage from the bombing of an abortion clinic in into segments of her interview with the late Jerry Falwell.

The majority of the segment "God's Christian Warriors" however would focus on a Christian fundamentalist movement called "Battlecry" and an interview with it's founder Ron Luce. Accompanied by an ominous soundtrack, Amanpour would describe the scene at the Battlecry event as - "22,000 screaming teenagers and adults, Christian conservatives armed with their faith and ready to do battle."

It was at this point in the show that Amanpour might have come to the realization that she was about to falter and yet like Monty Python's Black Knight she continued. The coup de grâce would be delivered with Amanpour's sanctimoniously smug remark where she had the audacity to compare the modest dress of the girls in attendance to that of the Taliban.

John with Verum Serum would have these words to say

"Amanpour’s strained and tendentious effort at secularist fear mongering and moral equivalence is finally brought down under the weight of its own desperation. Though she tries repeatedly to put frightening words in other’s mouths, in the end there’s just nothing there, or not much anyway..."

And so, back to our original question - "Where is the global outrage, the violent worldwide protests and the calls to behead those who insult Christianity?" Armed solely with their faith rather than machetes, the Christians it would seem are much more interested in collecting souls rather than collecting heads.


  1. The 20th century was a nice time to be a Christian in the west; kind of like the era of prosperity the Christians experienced after Christianity was legalized in Ancient Rome. They moved to the top of the totem pole and became a bit complacent and corruption entered the Christianized world.
    I believe we're seeing the end of the era of Christian favour and are moving into an era of intense anti-Christian virulence. Still hanging on from the past century is this attitude of 'it's so nice to be a Christian'. You go to church. You have your friends. You sing nice songs. There are few hard-bitten fighters to face what's coming. So when you ask 'Where is the global outrage?', I would say, buried at the moment. There are little shoots of it coming up, but for the most part, the Christianized world is still dreaming a sweet,20th century dream.

  2. Amanpour has been off the cliff the cliff for a long time. What was the Taliban given script editing rights? The whote thing was absurd. Why not a do a body count for the last 20 years for all 3 religions? Let's see, Jews - maybe 20 tops, Christians - maybe 40 tops, Islam - THOUSANDS. But that would shatter Christie's viewpoint and belief that they are all equally violent. Give me a break.

  3. Amanpour might have had a point if she said monotheism has the potential to be violent towards other religions. Islam certainly is - has intolerence for all other religions as a pillar - but Christianity and Judaism are adjusting to and accepting the idea of religious freedom more and more as time passes. Yes, there are some goombahs who are intolerent towards other faiths, even occasionally violent. But those incidents pale in comparison to Islam.

    As one who is not of any of the Abrahamist sects I am concerned some about a possible backsliding into intolerence of non-Abrahamist religions. Although I maintain faith that a live and let live attitude will prevail. I believe that the best attitude to keep in the coming harsh times will be: "I may not like the way you choose to live your life, but harm no other and I'll defend your right to live as you choose, to the death." (paraphrased - too lazy to hunt up the book to be sure of exact phrasing - from L. Neil Smith)


  4. Anonymous1:09 AM

    Christian warriors are praying. Their war is not the kind of war waged by the muslims. The Christians don't use any arms and they do not need to murder. Theirs is prayer and fasting so that all people including the muslims will come to know the salvation gift offer by the true God in the form of Jesus Christ. If Christians take up arms, they are no different from the muslims. If a religion does not offer hope, then there is no point believing in a dead religion.

  5. Anonymous8:46 AM

    God's warriors?

    Oh yeah, those were the ones that visited Sodom and destroyed it.

    Gen 19:1 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing [them] rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;


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