Bible Is More Dangerous Than The Communist Manifesto?

Posted: December 19, 2019 in apologetic video, Apologetics, culture, history
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Students say the Bible Is more dangerous than the Communist Manifesto at George Washington University:

Even though it has been shown that religion is good for you, Christianity has supported the well-being than any other movement on the planet, and that Christianity has contributed to moralityfreedomdemocracyscience, and that the West actually owes its values of equality and human dignity to the religion.

According to John F. Kennedy, communist allow “no room for God.” He goes on to state: “The claim of the state must be total, and allow no other loyalty, and no other philosophy of life, can be tolerated.” They “make the worship of the State the ultimate objective of life.” President Kennedy spoke of the “struggle for supremacy between two conflicting ideologies: freedom under God versus ruthless, godless tyranny.”

“I see in communism the focus of the concentrated evil of our time.” – Whittaker Chambers

Cover: The Black Book of Communism in HARDCOVER

Harvard University Press’s Black Book of Communism shows that, “As the death toll mounts—as many as 25 million in the former Soviet Union, 65 million in China, 1.7 million in Cambodia, and on and on—the authors systematically show how and why, wherever the millenarian ideology of Communism was established, it quickly led to crime, terror, and repression. An extraordinary accounting, this book amply documents the unparalleled position and significance of Communism in the hierarchy of violence that is the history of the twentieth century.”

In the video, they talked about the Crusades, but there is a flurry of myths and misunderstandings surrounding the Crusades. The Crusades were not about wars of unprovoked Christian aggression against a peaceful [Islamic] world or imperialist conquests lead by the Church interested in gaining riches and land. The Crusades were defensive wars, to stop [Islamic] military advancement. Christianity was able to survive this invasion and give us the world we have today in the west. A world in which we enjoy democracy and civil rights.

Also, one might point to the inquisition as an example of how the Bible is more dangerous. First, the inquisition is not the Bible. Second, the inquisition is also surrounded by a flurry of myths and misunderstandings. The Spanish Inquisition, the longest lasting and most fully implemented inquisition, only 125,000 people were put on trial by the Spanish Inquisition—and only about 1 percent of them were executed.

Resources:

“Why I Was Wrong About Christianity” by Tom Holland | The NewStatesman, Sept 14, 2016

Politically Incorrect Guide to Communism by Paul Kengor

“How Did Christianity Prevail in Ancient Rome and What Can We Learn From It?” by Sean McDowell | SeanMcDowell.org, Oct 10, 2016

“Jesus Built Western Civilization” by Amy Hall | Stand to Reason (str.org), Oct 5, 2016

“How Christianity Created the Free Society” by Samuel Gregg | The Public Discourse, Sept 29, 2016

“Why I Changed My Mind About Christian History” podcast | Unbelievable, Oct 8, 2016

The Real Inquisition” by Thomas F. Madden | National Review. June 18, 2004 

Ruthless Oppressors? Unraveling the Myth About the Spanish Inquisition” by Drek Ortiz| The Osprey: The Journal of Ideas and Inquiry. April 2005.

The Spanish Inquisition: Debunking the Legends” by Douglas Beaumont | Strange Notions

“The Missionary Roots of Liberal Democracy” Robert D. Woodberry, American Political Science Review May 2012 106: pp 244-274. This article received awards for the best article in Comparative Politics, Comparative Democratization, Political Economy (runner up) from the American Political Science Association and best article in the Sociology of Religion from the American Sociological Association.

“Religion and the Roots of Liberal Democracy” Robert D. Woodberry, The Center for Independent Studies 18 June 2015

“The World Missionaries Made”Christianity Today January 2014. This article won first place in the Evangelical Press Association’s General Article: Long category.

“The True Story of Christian Missionaries” by Amy Hall, Stand to Reason Jan 15, 2014

“Into Exile”World Magazine | Aug 25, 2012

Robert Woodberry’s presentation at Berkley Center at Georgetown University in Dec. of 2012.  (5 minutes)

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