Tuesday, February 21, 2006

What Christianity has bequeathed the West

What Christianity has bequeathed the West is evident in the reaction of governments around the world to the challenge of Islamic violence, says Onkhar Ghate. "To fathom [the US] government's contemptible treatment of a handful of unbowed journalists," says Ghate, "you must see the roots of that treatment in the moral ideal Christianity bequeathed the West." Read on here.

LINK: Love thy enemy: The twilight of freedom of speech - Onkhar Ghate

4 Comments:

Blogger Rick said...

You don't have to scroll very far down this very web page to be reminded that there was a bit more bequeathed than this.

2/21/2006 10:15:00 am  
Blogger PC said...

We're talking ~ethically~ here, Rick, not artistically.

2/21/2006 10:34:00 am  
Blogger Rick said...

In that case don't let's hear you being thankful to the inheritors of the Protestent work ethic.

2/21/2006 02:16:00 pm  
Blogger Jude the Obscure said...

Protestant.

I never subscribed to that 'turn the other cheek' garbage when I was twelve. I figured if someone was going to hit me twice, the second time wasn't going to be on my invitation.

Freedom of Speech: 'If some, who but of late were little better than silenced from preaching, shall come now to silence us from reading except what they please, it cannot be guessed what is intended by some but a second tyranny over learning.' Milton (Aeropagitica)

2/21/2006 05:53:00 pm  

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