8/28/17

Evangelicals With Social Justice Warriors?

By: Jonathan Harris

If we're going to demonize hate crimes we may want to start with the countless examples of graffiti sprayed on veteran's gravestones, destruction of gravestones and monuments, and the digging up of bodies. In one instance a CNN reporter literally spray painted a monument himself and then proceeded to do a story on its vandalization. In an other, a Continental soldier statue was decapitated. I can't even keep up with the amount of stories similar to these at this point. People have literally been murdered in the past few weeks simply because they had a Southern Cross outside their home. The ironic thing about all this is an infinitesimally small amount of Neo-Nazis whose political philosophy could not be more different than the C.S.A.---except for the fact that like the Left, they bought into the same lie that Lee was a white nationalist, when the exact opposite is true---have been successfully used by the media to create a false narrative that has lead to this disgrace. Some young Evangelical leaders are even signing meaningless, lopsided, inaccurate, futile pledges for the purpose of virtue signaling to each other about their bravery for opposing racism, not the kind of racism displayed from BLM, JUST the kind seen in Charlottesville from the much smaller group. If we can see confused National Socialists and get angry, but we cannot see this and get angry, we have a very big problem. Is it the media that has blinded us, or do we simply WANT to be willfully blind? This is a question I've been pondering and don't have a good answer to. I really don't want to believe educated young Reformed evangelicals can be this blind or hypocritical, but I'm running out of options.

1 comment:

  1. Both. I think the root is that people no longer think for themselves. They are usually schooled by the government,informed by CNN and MSNBC and indoctrinated on the college campus. The government even provides many of them with food and healthcare...and tells them how to vote to continue the process. Discernment is gone. Evangelicals see the horrors around us increasing and may want to appear 'tolerant' or 'outraged' to not stand out as a right wing extremest. Or they really are deluded by the media and ultimately the enemy who is behind the media. In the 1800's, Karl Marx said that religion is the opiate of the people. Marx believed that religion had certain practical functions in society that reduced people's immediate suffering and provided them with pleasant illusions, lulling them into a passive state of nonresistance. Today, the media can be the opiate... and the hallucinogenic. Many are lulled to false state of security that the government will take care of everyone as long as the right people are in office. If the 'wrong' people are in office, the hallucinogenic effect enrages and energizes people to boldness and sometimes violence about something they do not understand. I think most people parrot what they have heard instead of thinking for themselves.

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