Christianity is Inherently Violent

Christianity is Inherently Violent January 9, 2010

Spend two minutes reading Thom Stark‘s fantastic post Christianity is Inherently Violent. Here’s a teaser:

All Christians are white supremacists. They’re also all Spanish inquisitors. They all believe the world is six thousand years old. They all believe that women have no right to teach theology to men. They all believe that the institution of slavery is ordained by God and, within appropriate limits, is perfectly just. All Christians hate fags and believe that if this were a Christian society, homosexuality would be a capital offense. All Christians support abortion clinic bombing. Whenever an abortion clinic is bombed, Christian communities pretend to condemn it but you can see the pride just seeping through their pretense.

Read the rest here. While you’re there, browse through the rest of his great blog.

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  • Andy

    better still, read the Bible.

  • digbydolben

    For my money, the “Bible,” except for the Four Evangels (where CHRIST gets His say) is more a JEWISH text than a Christian one.

  • Peter Farley

    In the Old Testament the idea of God is still developing (consider the God of the Psalms, some of which are embarrassing to say the least) and even in the New Testament the idea of Jesus is developing right up to the Ascension when still “some doubted.” The disciples had the fullness of revelation, but didn’t know what to make of it. Do we? Pentecost is pretty definitive, but there are still indications in Acts that they still don’t know what to make of it. The history of the Church is still a history of groping and stumbling. Christ’s promise to be with the Church all days is not a guarantee that the Church will get it right every time. You can lead a horse to water, but can’t make him draw the appropriate conclusions.

  • Heh. Who would have thought you would get both sides of the reductionist coin.

  • brettsalkeld

    His responses in the comboxes alone are worth the price of admission.