The Atrocities of Christendom
February 27, 2007 4 Comments
Currently reading “The Four Loves” by CS Lewis (probably my favorite extra-Biblical writer) and in a moment of candor, the Oxford Don [this moniker must put gravel in Richard Dawkins’ craw] relates the following:
“Large areas of ‘the World’ will not hear us [Christians] till we have publicly disowned much of our past. Why should they? We have shouted the name of Christ and enacted the service of Molech.” [Molech = a heathen god worshiped, especially by the Ammonites, with gruesome orgies in which infants were burned alive]
He’s right. Horrible things have been done in the Holy Name of Christ, thus profaning it far worse than in any atheist’s feeble attempts. That Jews have been the recipient of many of these atrocities is beyond shameful.
Clearly the teachings of Christ were either abandoned or contorted to fit the worldly agendas of so-called “Christians.”
For what it’s worth, as a follower of Christ, I disown these instances where Christ’s name was dragged through the mud to justify things He is dead set against [this process in the Christian must take place daily, after all, does a day go by when we don’t personally drag His Name through the mud by falling short?]