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The Rise Of Anti-Western Christianity
« on: September 04, 2011, 02:33:51 PM »
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  • The Rise Of Anti-Western Christianity

    http://www.brusselsjournal.com/node/4693

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    Expunging its European elements, Christianity becomes animated by new substrata of indigenous beliefs.


    The article seemingly concentrates on non-Catholic trends, but could this be something that could infect Catholicism as well in places like South America and Africa? The rejection or evolution of many of the ecumenical councils and theology of the Church because "elements" of Catholicism are seen as synonymous with western civilization, something not intrinsic to the faith, therefor subject to change?

    Anyone heard of the saying, "Hey, hey, ho, ho, Western Civ has got to go"?

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    I have an intro to philosophy class at the local CC and the teacher said when discussing the class syllabus that essential we're going to be studying the writings of "dead white males". What she said is true, but I was irked that it was said like that.
    2 Corinthians 4:3-4

    And if our gospel be also hid, it is hid to them that are lost, In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of unbelievers, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not shine unto them.

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    The Rise Of Anti-Western Christianity
    « Reply #1 on: September 04, 2011, 02:41:42 PM »
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  • Trad,

    The phrase your professor used was patently offensive. Just imagine if a professor said, "We are going to discuss the writings of dead black females." It is completely out of place and rude. No doubt she holds disdain for the entire Western philosophical tradition as it was patriarchal, oppressive, etc. She is no doubt a feminist. Nothing she says in this class can be trusted. More than that, you are going to be studying the death of western philosophy brought about after the Prot Rebellion and the "Enlightenment". The secular universities make no distinction between false erronous philosophies and true philosophy.

    I recommend reading this book to innoculate yourself for this class. It includes many critiques of different schools of modern philosophy you can bring up in class.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/068481868X/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=068481868X&linkCode=as2&tag=httpwwwchanco-20


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    The Rise Of Anti-Western Christianity
    « Reply #2 on: September 04, 2011, 02:50:48 PM »
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  • I'm familiar with Adler. I've purchased a small lot of the Great Books for a few dollars off Ebay.

    I'll look into that volume, thanks.
    2 Corinthians 4:3-4

    And if our gospel be also hid, it is hid to them that are lost, In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of unbelievers, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not shine unto them.

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    The Rise Of Anti-Western Christianity
    « Reply #3 on: September 04, 2011, 03:03:02 PM »
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  •   Why should everything that exist in Europe/america be called a Christian thing????
    Should a geographical feather like Alps be baptized simply because it is located in Europe????
       So people in Balkan are Christians simply because they are Europian?????
    Some group like TIA say that siting on the ground vs. siting on a chair is a matter of religion. Are they jews? why should such external things matter for God?
       

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    The Rise Of Anti-Western Christianity
    « Reply #4 on: September 04, 2011, 03:58:43 PM »
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  • Quote from: spouse of Jesus
     Why should everything that exist in Europe/america be called a Christian thing????
    Should a geographical feather like Alps be baptized simply because it is located in Europe????
       So people in Balkan are Christians simply because they are Europian?????
    Some group like TIA say that siting on the ground vs. siting on a chair is a matter of religion. Are they jews? why should such external things matter for God?
       

    The mentality you describe would have been incomprehensible to the Christians of the Middle Ages and Late Antiquity, because it is made up of a set of attitudes that came from the "Renaissance" (rebirth of what ?) and "Enlightenment," which came to be universally accepted and taught in Europe and North America for the past several hundred years, but especially with the rise of the eminently hateable middle class.  It is nothing but worldly vanity, especially considering that at the time of most Western contact with the natives of America (both North and South) and East Asia, the Westerners themselves were in many ways removed from the Christian traditions if their ancestors and scorned things in the natives that were actually cherished by their forefathers, such as loving and preserving God's creation and different habits of bathing, eating, and dressing.  In the Middle Ages and earlier, however, Christians of the West ere more robust and innocent, and they interacted with other nations in a more balanced way, truly living as if the Church is universal.  TIA is notorious for their stupid, bourgeois attitude, and I consider them a public embarrassment.  I encourage you to do the same and not take scandal from them; know that some of us Westerners often make jokes about that website's ridiculous teachings, such as their claim that it is un-Catholic to let dogs lick your face, to not use late-XIX c. table etiquette, to unbutton your coat (which of course must always be worn), to not bathe every day, or to sit on stairs, haha.  They're not Jews, just Anglos.


     

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