The Evil Conflater In Chief

by Karl Denninger
Market-Ticker.org

You’re nuts, Mr. President.

“Humanity has been grappling with these questions throughout human history,” he told the group, speaking of the tension between the compassionate and murderous acts religion can inspire. “And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”

Yes, Christianity has indeed grappled with these things. Christianity discarded them hundreds of years ago. Never mind that there is plenty of controversy over the Crusades themselves; how convenient to forget the various Muslim “crusades” of the same period and preceding Caliphates (Mongol invasions anyone?) or the Ottoman empire that followed.

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