The Art of the Double Standard: Christianity as the Only
Copyright 2003 by William Meisheid (7-30-03)
You will search in vain for any evidence of the ACLU prosecuting a case
against any religious expression in the public sphere except that of
Christianity. Similarly, in the mainstream and liberal dominated press
outlets you will be hard pressed to find any condemnation of bad religious
behavior except that of conservative Christians. Liberal, non-homophobic,
feminist Christians are okay. Why is another matter, but they are okay.
Occam's razor is a rule in science and philosophy that says that the
simpler of two competing explanations or theories is most likely the right
one. Why search for complex reasons when simples ones exist? Why it is
possible to misuse the razor, it is useful for cutting through the
Applying Occam's razor to the current sociological and political
interaction with religion, in which the only derided expression of faith is
non-liberal Christianity, leads to some interesting conclusions.
Christianity is unique. Christianity has been singled out. It is under
attack in almost every sphere. There is a sense of anything but Christianity
in the world at large.
That leads to the natural question of what is it about Christianity that
engenders such animosity. Secularists will point to Christianity's perceived
history of barbaric persecution, such as the Spanish Inquisition or the
enslaving of most of native South America by the Portuguese or the endless
'religious' wars that engulfed post-medieval Europe. In all of these
instances, it is often forgotten that the actions of political figures that
are religious often has nothing to do with the religion they espouse.
However, the duplicity of judgment is obvious when you consider the
treatment of current Islamic brutality and the lack of general response,
while minor Christian mishaps are trumpeted everywhere with glee and all
things Christian are attacked in every sphere.
Consider the recent report of the killing and dismemberment of a recent
Palestinian convert. Under Muslim sharia law, any male who leaves Islam
faces the death penalty, though the only 'leaving' that appears to invoke
this law is converting to Christianity. A recent WorldNetDaily article
reports that 'According to the Barnabas Fund, local Christians working to
support converts from Islam report that Islamic militants in the Palestinian
Authority area deliberately target converts. The terror group Hamas
reportedly receives funding from Iran specifically for this purpose.'
Where is the outcry in the mainstream press? Can you imagine the response
if Christians were dismembering members who converted to Islam? No. Since it
is Islam doing this silence pervades the media.
Why? Occam's razor leaves us with one simple explanation. There is an
overarching effort to destroy Christianity by any means possible and the use
of double standards is the norm. The culture at large imbues Islamic bombers
with a certain élan. They are patriots fighting for their beliefs against
Jewish/Christian oppression. However, a 'Christian' abortion clinic bomber
is vile, inhuman, and extremist. Though objectively there is little
difference when you rigidly categorize the events, no objectivity is applied
when a 'Christian' is involved. There is no acceptable defense, no
mitigating background. Even the Unabomber can get a sympathetic cast placed
on his story, but not 'Christian' bombers. They are beyond redemption, which
is rather funny since their religion is the only expression of faith that allows true
redemption. Sort of a public oxymoron if their ever was one.
Who is behind this? You will search in vain for an overarching human
center of conspiracy pulling the strings in this anti-Christian gestalt. The
myriad participants in the lynching will deny any superincumbent conspiracy.
However, Judeo-Christian history and theology has a candidate, Occam's
razor's best solution. It is the father of lies. It is he, whose sole
purpose left in existence is to destroy Christianity and its Judaic root.
His doom assured, he lashes out on every front with only one objective,
a singular ambition, destroy Christianity, everywhere and in any way possible. Like a cornered
rat, he battles with no regard for any personal agenda other than inflicting
as much injury on his enemy as possible.
The enemy is clearly identified. It is Satan who attacks; the agents he
merely pawns on the board. We should expect no quarter, for non will be given. The
fight is to the bitter end and all Christians are lambs for the
slaughtering; everyone else are the butchers. There is nowhere to hide.
Duplicity and double standards are the order of the day. The battle is
joined and everywhere is the front line. Where do you stand?