Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite Blames Christianity for Anders Behring Breivik’s Attack in Norway TheBlaze.com
If Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlewaite is such a renown theologian, doesn't she know that the Bible warns Christians about people like her?
|Perhaps her name should be changed to "Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlewaite-A-Minute"!!!|
THEOLOGIAN: One who is expert in the study of God and religious truth.
My question, where does this educated idiot fit in? She obviously has no idea where God comes in and even less of an idea regarding the Christian religion. I point out the Christian religion because that is the particular religion under attack by Ms. Thistlewaite. I don't believe that she is uneducated or even undereducated, but understanding what one has been educated in, is a far cry from just reading the books. After reading some of Thistlewaite's papers and listening to her speeches, I have come to the conclusion that although very educated, her comprehension of theology is abysmal at best.
Anyone who has even a minute understanding of Christianity could not in clear conscience write an article titled " When Christianity Becomes Lethal". It should however be noted that Susan Thistlewaite is the former president of Chicago Theological Seminary and a preacher ordained through the United Church of Christ. Putting aside all doubt concerning Ms. Thistlewaite's bias, one should know that the Reverend ( if you can refer to him as reverend) was also a teacher at CTS, and of course ordained by UCC as well. Ms. Thistlewaite assumes that the murderer of innocents in Oslo, Norway, Mr. Anders Breivik is a Christian. Lets clear up one thing; there is absolutely NO proof that this maniac is a Christian, NONE! Also, if Ms. Thistlewaite is a theologian she should know that there is nothing in the Christian Bible, the Commandments from God or the teachings of Jesus Christ that calls for or condones murder. Again, Ms. Thistlewaite's knowledge of religion comes into question.
Ms. Thistlewaite contends that Christians are "all-too-reluctant to see connections between their faith and extreme violence". (Name an event or circumstance Thistlewaite!) She also says "that Christians often dismiss horrific violence that is perpetuated by other believers as "madness." (So, Ms. Thistlewaite, you don't believe that horrific violence is madness?) She goes on to say "that Christians should be more willing to accept the inherent violence and then deal with its impact and roots". (Once again Thistlewaite, give us a for instance!) Thistlewaite's article goes on to say: " I believe that certain theological constructions of Christianity "tempt" individuals and groups to violence; combined with right-wing (Okay, here it comes, the true agenda encapsulated in her article) political ideologies, these views can give a divine justification to the use of lethal force." If you click on the link below it will take you to the article. It's not very long, but if you read it, you will soon realize that Susan Brooks Thistlewaite has an agenda. She is pro-multiculturalistic, if there is such a word, if not, well that's what she is anyway! Amazingly she alludes to the fact that she too is a Christian. I can not question ones faith or their profession of faith, but I certainly question her understanding of God, Jesus and the Christian faith as a whole.
Suffice to say, I am strongly opposed to a multicultural society. I am strongly against Social justice, Moral Relativism and all forms of Socialism. I am anti-Islam and anti-Sharia. I believe that Islam is of Satan, and it will be the undoing of America and Western Civilization as we know it, if left unchecked. I am a religious, born again, saved Christian, and I am not prone to violence. But let it be known here and now, I will defend my faith as I have defended my country. I will not now, or ever agree that Islam is a religion. I will not now or ever bow to Allah for the sake of appeasing Muslims, either in this country or any other country. I vow to fight against Muslim expansion into America and the West with whatever tools are at my disposal. Unlike Muslim jihadis, I will not murder innocent men, women and children.
It is my considered opinion that Susan Brooks Thistlewaite is nothing less than a Communist/Socialist posing as a Christian. I do not think she understands God or Christianity any more than reverend Wright or Barack Hussein Obama. I doubt seriously that any of the above mentioned personalities regard the Bible as sacred, and they only profess to be Christian for convenience sake. Reverend Wright does not preach Christian values, but instead preaches Black Liberation Theology which is in itself, anti-Christian. Barack Hussein Obama is a closet Muslim, although his outward allegiance tends to be toward Islam, and his true faith left the closet a long time ago. I believe that Ms. Thistlewaite, Obama and Wright all have the same goal; to destroy America as a Christian nation and rebuild it as a Socialist nation, with no God, honor, honesty, moral standards or freedom. The three disgust me beyond words.
God Help Us
|Many Crusade Battles Went On For Days, And Sometimes Weeks|
|Christian Crusaders Fought Long Hard Battles For Many Years At A Time,|
Some Left England, France and Spain as Young Men and Returned Many Years Later
In this ongoing saga of the Crusades, I will only touch base on a few of the many myths that have grown. The facts bear out that too many stories were fabricated by the Muslims long after the Crusades were over. The reasons behind these fabrications, no one knows for sure. In essence the was no reason to fabricate anything, as it was the Muslims under their leader Saladin who were ultimately victorious.
MYTH #3: When the Christian Crusaders captured Jerusalem in 1099 they massacred every man, woman and child in the city until the streets ran ankle deep in blood.
This is a favorite used to demonstrate the evil nature of the Crusades. It is certainly true that many people in Jerusalem were killed after the Crusaders captured the city. However, this needs to be looked at in and understood in historical context. The accepted moral standard in all pre-modern European and Asia civilizations was that a city that resisted capture and was taken by force belonged to the victorious forces. That included not just the buildings and goods, but the people as well. That is why every city or fortress had to weigh carefully whether it could hold out against besiegers. If not, it was wise to negotiate terms of surrender. In the case of Jerusalem, the Muslim defenders had resisted right up to the end. They calculated that the formidable walls of the city would keep the Crusaders at bay until a relief force from Egypt could arrive. They were wrong! When the city fell, therefore, it was put to the sack.
Many were killed, yet many others were ransomed or allowed to go free. By modern standards this may seem brutal. Yet a medieval knight would point out that many more innocent men, women and children are killed in modern bombing warfare than could possibly be put to the sword in one or two days. It is worth noting that in those Muslim cities that surrendered to the Crusaders the people were left unmolested, retained their property and were allowed to worship freely. As for those "streets of blood", no historian accepts them as anything other than a literary convention. Jerusalem is a big town. The amount of blood necessary to fill the streets to a continuous and running three inch depth would require many more people than lived in the region, let alone the city.
The lost history of the Crusades: Western guilt over, and apologies for, the Crusades ignores one crucial fact: The West actually lost!
The Crusades were a response to more than four hundred years of conquests in which Muslims had already captured two-thirds of the old Christian world.
Here is a point to ponder: In the year 1453, Muslims captured the capital of the Byzantine Empire, Constantinople (Istanbul Turkey today). In the late 15th century, Rome was evacuated when Muslim armies landed at Otranto in an unsuccessful invasion of Italy. By the 16th century, the Ottoman Turk empire stretched from North Africa and Arabia to the Near East and Asia Minor. They penetrated deep into Europe, conquering Greece, Bulgaria, Hungary, Albania, Croatia and Serbia. In 1529, the Ottomans (Muslims) laid siege to Vienna, Austria. Fortunately for Europe, the siege failed; otherwise the door to Germany would have opened. It wasn't until 1572, when the Catholic Holy League defeated the Ottoman fleet at Lepanto, that Islam's threat to the West finally ended. Or was it? Not really... In the late 20th century, that's here and now my friends, the doors to Europe are once again open to Muslims. I wonder, who will stop them this time?
God Help Us
(Acknowledgements and Sources: Author, Thomas Madden and Robert Sibley of the Ottawa Citizen)