Please read this article by my friend NE. This is an excellent exposition on the importance of Judeo-Christian principles and values and how they have shaped our world in a positive way, and why these principles are still our highest calling in this dry and thirsty land.
A note: This is pretty much of a reblog of an early post of mine which seems relevant and an area not often discussed.
The Bedrock of Freedom is the Church Militant with its foundation of the Judeo-Christian Ethic, let us delve into this foundation.
Granted, what we were taught in history class (very superficially, I might add) was that the Church Militant fought Crusades, burnt heretics, pagans and other assorted ne’er do wells (in their sight), and was very corrupt and cruel. Which, while true, is certainly not the ‘truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth’.
Consider, the church in this timeframe also converted nearly all of Europe to Christianity; conquered (and pretty much lost) the Holy Land, fought off or subverted the various flavors of Vikings and Moslems, and discovered the new world. It also survived the Great Schism and the Reformation and…
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