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Sunday, 29 April 2012
I need say no more than this group funded by the Trade Unions and supported by the Labour Party are the most dangerous and violent element in British Politics today, Just look at the arrests of there members for violent conduct when the EDL just held a patriotic rally in Bolton, to voice concern over the epidemic of Muslim grooming of young British White Girls. 55 of there members were arrested for violent misconduct and they have the cheek to claim that BNP candidates are violent and say women like rape. THESE PEOPLE FROM THE UAF (UNITE AGAINST FASCISM) ARE DANGEROUS!!!! If still not convince just watch this supporting evidence !
Saturday, 28 April 2012
The Need to Conform
- Written by Richard Newman
Wednesday, 25 April 2012
- Written by David Hamilton
The Definition of Art (full version)
Tuesday, 24 April 2012
- Written by Tim Heydon
Eric Hobsbawm. The Marxist BBC’s fawning Interview of a Hard Left Extremist Historian
Would the BBC ever celebrate the life of an academic apologist for the Nazis who justified his support for the extermination of millions of leftists, jews, homosexuals, Freemasons, gypsies and others? Hell would freeze over first.
Yet, like it or not, the paying public were this week treated to an hour of 'Eric Hobsbawm, a Life in History'. Hobsbawm is a man who has publicly proclaimed his support for the extermination of millions of 'class enemies' in the Soviet Union.
It might be argued that Hobsbawm, who, born in 1917 now has various academic posts of a largely honorific nature including the Presidency of Birkbeck College, University of London, is extremely prominent in his field. It might also be argued that he should be a good deal less prominent than he is.
Approving of the Death of Millions
Hobsbawm is the Marxist historian who, when in 1994 he was asked on TV by the Canadian politician Michael Ignatieff whether 20 million Soviet Deaths may have been justified had they brought about the promised communist utopia, asserted that they were. He confirmed that this remark was no slip of the tongue or momentary lapse the next year. When Sue Lawley asked him on Desert Island Discs if the ''sacrifice of millions of lives" would have been worth a communist utopia, he replied: "That's what we felt when we fought the Second World War".
Soviet Murders are to be equated with fighting the Nazis?
In other words he equated the necessary deaths fighting off the Nazi German invasions with the deliberate deaths of 20 million Class Enemies in the Soviet Concentration Camps. Not to mention those millions who died elsewhere; in the forced famines in the Ukraine and transportation of ethnicities, for example. (Solzhenitsyn put the total figure of unnecessary deaths at 60 million, a figure which makes the 'Holocaust' look relatively minor ). Hobsbawm also argued that, "In a period in which, as you might imagine, mass murder and mass suffering are absolutely universal, the chance of a new world being born in great suffering would still have been worth backing".
Well, isn't that exactly what the Nazis thought too? But can you see the BBC fawning over a Nazi historian who said that?
BBC Praise for an Old Marxist
The interview of Hobsbawm by Simon Schama was extraordinarily hands-off. True, the Desert Island Discs remark was touched on - lightly. But otherwise, Hobsbawm was given uncritical free rein. His work was 'universally acclaimed', it was said. No it wasn't. The famed Kremlinologist Robert Conquest, author of 'The Great Terror. Stalin's Purges of the 1930s' said of Hobsbawm's 'Age of Extremes', that the latter suffers from a "massive reality denial" regarding the USSR. The philosopher John Gray, though praising of his efforts on the nineteenth century, thought his work on the post-1914 period as "banal in the extreme' and ' highly evasive' about the realities of communism.
Belief in the Improvement of Humanity (By Whom?) makes one both dangerous and wrong
Hobsbawm was praised by Schama as having a grip on human nature and the way people behave that would ensure his lasting greatness. But a man who continues to believe in the 'improvement, if not the perfectibility of humanity' when he has his own personality and attitudes and the gross failure of the beliefs he continues to hold to as a standing reproach to this idea, does not understand himself, still less human nature in general.
A Case of Arrested Development
Hobsbawm came to Marxism at the age of 15, we were told. When he read 'The Communist Manifesto', he thought, 'that's it!' He became a communist activist in Germany. He came to Britain when he won a scholarship to Cambridge. Interestingly, while there he was a member of the Apostles, the society to which the Cambridge traitors Guy Burgess and Anthony Blunt belonged in their time.
It seems he has made no progress emotionally since because such juvenile moments are emotional, not intellectual. Like many other leftist intellectuals, his is a case of arrested development. His adolescent fantasies of utopia have vitiated his undeniable talents and made them if not worthless, then worth much less than they might otherwise have done.
Hobsbawm is a Jew and it took another Jew, Tony Judt, to point out that Hobsbawm's bias in favour of the USSR and communism in general and his tendency to disparage any nationalist movement as passing and irrational, weakened his grasp of parts of the 20th century.
What a pity he has never really matured.
Friday, 20 April 2012
|Christian Nationalism is more tolerant than Left-Liberalism|
|Written by Tim Heydon|
The emphasis in the current era amongst the political / chattering classes is on ‘Equality’. Equality of esteem is necessary for an ‘individualistic’
society and the ‘celebration of diversity’. Equality-linked
individualism can be summed up in the words; ‘do your own thing and
don’t be judgemental’. Of course, this ideal is completely impractical
in the real world. A society cannot survive without shared standards of
morality and ways of life. Without these it ceases to be a society in
all but name. Furthermore, people have a natural tendency to wish to
associate with others who share these things; who are like themselves in
this and in other ways.|
‘Individualists’ are Conformists
Even those who pride themselves on their individualism tend to be individualistic in the same way. They wear the same kinds of clothes, listen to the same kinds of music, watch the same TV shows, read the same kinds of magazines and books, have the same kinds of attitudes to culture, even live in the same kind of areas along with others of the same ilk (Notting Hill, for example, or Hampstead, Islington and Camden); and so on. All this is so obvious that it should be scarcely worth saying. But apparently it needs to be said. For those in power want us to be similar only in our individualism - a piece of sophistry which will escape most people.
Equality of Esteem must be enforced
In order to bring about this impossible dream of an extreme individualistic ’society’ (a contradiction in terms), our left-liberal masters have tried to enforce strict equality of esteem on all and everything. For this to succeed, they have to ensure that there is a general realisation of actual equality. Thus what is stressed in the cultures are not their differences in achievements in human flourishing but their supposed equal ‘value’ to those within them. The religions are all equal in their falsity; there being no spiritual dimension to life. And so on. But most important of all; perceived differences in the races are illusory; they are ‘social constructs’.
Indifference, not Tolerance
This attitude is called being tolerant. In fact it is merely the intolerant requirement on the part of an ideology of nothingness to numb the critical sense and to abandon the search for objective truth. If this scheme works at all it is because it succeeds in bringing about attitudes of indifference, not tolerance.
Indifference because it is argued, nothing is thought ultimately to be very important, since there is no truth except what one makes for one’s self. But if ever there was a recipe for the debasement of civilised living, the pursuit at best of mediocrity and the destruction of community, it is the attitude that nothing, other than perhaps immediate personal relations and consumerism (getting status or power, food, goods and sex) is important. These are the attitudes of the traditional slum.
The Realisation of actual Inequality is Death to Left-Liberalism
As well as being an end in itself for leftists, the enforcement of equality of esteem is key to the project of extreme liberal individualism. That is why left-liberals are so terrified of any suggestion that religions, sexualities and so on, but especially races, might objectively be less than equal when measured against others and standards of what it takes to be successful in the context of advanced societies.
That is why they denigrate research into race differences in areas like IQ and vilify and marginalise or expel from their posts those academics who dare to engage in such research. That is why they adopt fawning attitudes to barbaric cultural and religious attitudes, for example closing their eyes to or denying the real nature of islam. The idea of ‘Equality’ cannot survive without repression. This is the great contradiction of extreme individualism. Unfortunately for the liberal project, everyday observation and experience alone denies the claim that all ‘communities,’ religions and cultures are of equal worth in the sense that they are equally conducive to human flourishing.
Left Liberalism cannot tolerate the Heresy of Race Difference
But especially, and backed by a mounting corpus of scientific research which leftist / liberals are going to find more and more difficult to ignore and suppress, it denies the claim that the races are identical in every important respect. The enforced view that the races are equal has reached the hysterical, McCarthyite pitch that if one were for example to point out the blinding obvious; that blacks excel at sprint racing and are responsible for most violent crime in London, one will find oneself vilified as a ’racist’. The left liberal cult of equality cannot tolerate the heresy of race difference. If race differences were to be admitted, its ideology would immediately begin to crumble.
Christianity reconciles Difference and Equality
Here is where Christianity comes in. Christianity accepts difference as real. But while individuals and groups are not equal in their abilities or achievements or in their relationship to a flourishing society, thought of as a Christian society, people are all equally valuable as being equally loved children of God. Thus Christianity reconciles difference and equality in a way impossible for left liberalism. Christianity as practiced in the past centuries which involved sometimes vicious intolerance, is long gone.
It is because it recognises difference and the problems that differences bring that Christianity offers a way forward for a civilised nationalism. Contrary to what is sometimes thought and preached under the influence of leftist ideology, its universalism does not preclude nation states. Why should it? Jesus was himself a Jew who lived and moved amongst his own people.
Christianity is necessary for a Civilised Society
There are those of course who will say that religion isn’t necessary for civilised behaviour. The Gulags and the Concentration Camps say otherwise. When religion is abandoned history shows that there is a drift towards the diminution of human worth and consequently towards tyranny of one sort or another. We can see this process in our own country where individualism has brought about a ‘woman’s right to choose’ abortion on demand and the old are beginning to come into a position where they may find themselves under pressure to have themselves euthanased as being useless and a burden.
So let us set forth on a path of Christian nationalism, not thinking of ourselves as a ‘chosen’ people (that is very dangerous as well as false) but recognising our own undoubted merits as a people and the contribution that Christianity has brought to our historic successes as well as to the spiritual lives of so many of our illustrious forebears and to believers today.
Let us at the same time in Christian fashion tolerantly recognise the rights of other nations to live their lives peaceably and without threat, letting them work out their own salvation as best they may.
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Sunday, 15 April 2012
By Musings of a Durotrigan
Saturday, 14 April 2012
|Foreword by Horwich Nationalist,|
Although I believe this article has some theological errors on the origins of Christ ,as Christ was descended only on his mothers side in the flesh, otherwise being begotten by Gods power, it is quite clear in the Gospel that Christ was descended from Abraham the founder of the Jewish People, as stated quite clearly in the 1st chapters of the Gospels. But the article in all fairness has some quite interesting points , and in the quest to an open and free debate, is the reason I would publish it.
CHRISTIANITY AND NATIONALISM
|Written by Stone Turner|
|April 2012 08:50|
The debate raging within the patriotic movement over religion - and especially Christianity - has attracted many contributions from various personages.
It has been a fascinating, eye-opening experience – if we can say one thing for certain, the debate has ‘shaken the tree’, figuratively speaking.
Please don’t think for one moment that this article is “anti-pagan” – it is not.
I have the greatest respect and reverence for the ancient beliefs of our ancestors (I find them fascinating), but I also believe these beliefs matured and developed into British Christianity, which then held sway until the present day.
I was, until quite recently, a confirmed atheist with no appreciation or faith whatsoever in the ‘supernatural’.
This was until I opened my mind and actually looked at the story of Jesus Christ and Christianity, and started to read the Bible, and I discovered that there was a gigantic discrepancy between my old bigotries against Christianity and the real thing.
It occurred to me that as I was condemning Christianity I really didn’t know anything about it.
Can you ask yourself honestly, right now, do you know what it is all about? Honestly?
I didn’t, and as an inquisitive strong-minded young Englishman, I decided to study the whole subject and find out the truth for myself.
Some have said that Christianity is “unnatural, egalitarian, universalist and pacifist” (to use an actual quote from the British Resistance website).
Christianity is entirely natural: it promotes breeding (“go forth and multiply”, in fact, almost the whole of Man’s Christian existence is based on marriage with the aim of breeding), love for your own kind (“love thy neighbour as thyself”), is nationalistic (read the Bible, it speaks many times about “the nations”) and, especially in the Old Testament, the whole book is an endless catalogue of punishments inflicted by God on the ancient Hebrews for race-mixing and copying/assimilating the ways and traditions of other nations (God was enraged with this multicultural approach).
If you don’t believe me, read the Old Testament, it’s all there in black and white.
The Bible says that God has made us all different, and that’s the end of it. Speaking of heaven, the Bible says that “The nations shall walk by its light…The glory and honour of the nations will be brought into it.”
“Christianity and Patriotism are synonymous terms,” said evangelist Billy Sunday, “and hell and traitors are synonymous.”
According to Rowland Croucher: “There is now a clearer understanding that when the Bible speaks of ‘nations’ it is primarily referring to people groups defined not so much by artificial political boundaries, as by ethnic origin, language, group loyalty, custom and religion.”
In fact, the nationalistic aspects of Christianity is what made our European civilisation so nationalistic and patriotic in previous times.
Christianity in its traditional (pre-liberalisation) format was so violently nationalistic that Adolf Hitler actually called the Old Testament “The Book of Hate”.
Christianity is definitely not pacifist in any way shape or form (“Don’t think I have come to bring peace” said Jesus).
Jesus was no pussy footed liberal, and all you have to do is read the New Testament and this fact is blindingly obvious.
Millions of Christians have been man and women enough to defy the greatest powers on earth and die by the millions for their beliefs.
Jesus was, to use the words of Adolf Hitler, a “fighter”.
For example, Jesus invaded the Jewish Temple and drove out (with violence) all the Jewish corrupt money lenders.
Jesus hated Judaism, in fact, the entire story of Jesus was a rebellion against Judaism and the Jewish state of that time.
He was so successful in his mission that the Jewish elders ensnared him and had him crucified by threatening the Roman Governor, Pontius Pilate, with their influence in Rome (“you are not Caesar’s friend”).
Scared stiff of their influence in Rome, Pilate consented to their demands to have the Galilean upstart crucified.
Was Jesus a Jew? Based on the evidence I have seen, no.
Judaism, for the last two thousand years, has violently repudiated the claim that Jesus was “one of them”.
The idea that Jesus was a Jew was invented in the Middle Ages to try to insulate the Jews from Christian persecution, for if Jesus was a Jew, and people believed it, then surely the Europeans/Christians wouldn’t treat the Jews so severely, went the rationale.
So what was Jesus Christ in ethnic and racial terms?
In my opinion, based on the evidence, Jesus Christ was a European Celt.
We already know from works such as ‘March of the Titans’ that white European migrations stretched to the furthest corners of the Earth.
One of these migrations from the old Black Sea basin homeland was a white European tribe called the Galatians, who settled in modern day Turkey (Anatolia).
Part of this white European tribe broke off and migrated further south, settling in northern Palestine.
This new break-away tribe was called the Galileans, and yes, Jesus Christ was a Galilean.
I want you to stop reading this now and watch this video before returning to the article.
Jesus Christ was a European Celtic anti-Jewish activist, who led a spiritual revolt against Judaism and the Jewish state during Roman times, and countered the Judaist message of intolerance, hatred and false religion with a (more European) message of decency, true faith, love and honour (I say “honour”, because Jesus Christ was crucified for his beliefs, how European is that).
Jesus Christ, in my opinion, as a European Celtic anti-Jewish activist, was right in the fault line of a battle between European values and Jewish values, right in the midst of the friction point between European civilisation and Middle Eastern civilisation (if you can even call it a “civilisation”).
Once the dust had settled, the Middle East (still clouded in Judaism) rejected Jesus Christ, whilst the message of Christ was adopted and implemented in Europe, as it suited our innate sense of values.
Some have said that Christianity resembles Marxism or liberalism, but this is, in my opinion, ludicrous in the extreme. Where’s the proof for such assertions? Where’s the documentation or evidence to back up such claims?
In my experience, Christianity is the diametric opposite of liberalism/Marxism.
You probably think that just because Jesus Christ preached love and compassion, that it resembles liberalism.
But no, because nationalism also preaches love and compassion.
Nationalism, you could say, is “universalist”, because it is a creed that can be adopted and applied by all races and nations. After all, all nations could be nationalist, couldn’t they?
If you read the Bible, you will see that Christianity is so far removed from our modern, Church of England idiots, that it is impossible to actually call them Christians.
They are not Christians, do not follow real Christianity and its values or beliefs, they do not reflect the traditions of Christianity, and so on.
It’s like people assuming that nationalism itself is corrupt, grasping and morally bankrupt just because Nick Griffin is.
That would be unfair wouldn’t it? To tar a whole Cause just because someone corrupts it and misrepresents it.
Elizabeth 1st, Walsingham, Cromwell, Duke of Marlborough, Wellington, Nelson, and on and on and on, in fact, every single one of our greatest warlords and leaders for the last three hundred years, have been true and deeply serious Christians and would look with utter contempt at the present day totally corrupted Church of England tree-hugging morons.
Try telling Cromwell, or Wellington, etc, that Christianity is an “unnatural, egalitarian, universalist and pacifist” religion/belief system and they would react with utter amazement and confusion.
Can anyone provide any evidence that Christianity is liberal?
Christianity wants to separate gender roles. If you go to a strong Christian area like Ulster you will see: men are men and women are women, and enjoy traditional life roles.
Using an extreme example, look at the Amish in America, who are peaceful, decent, moral and dedicated to large families and rearing the next generation.
All these things also constitute the essence, values and principles of political nationalism.
Christianity has a strong warrior tradition, stretching from the first great knights of the Middle Ages (who defended the whole of Europe against Islam) and then the great generals and soldiers of the age of Empire and colonialism (all Christians, read about them).
Christianity definitely has a racial and ethnic perspective - all you have to do is read the Bible and its diatribes against the liberalism of the ancient Hebrews.
In fact, the only true remaining “nationalist” areas of the western world are in fact Christian areas.
Northern Ireland’s loyalist community is entirely Christian: if you speak to loyalist (and republican) paramilitaries and also church leaders in Ulster, you will discover that it is the martial, aggressive features of true Christianity that inspired both the loyalist and republican causes to active, military resistance against each other.
Many, if not most, of the nationalist youth movements of Russia, France, Holland, Belgium, Austria, Bulgaria , Hungary etc have a strong Christian ethos. Check them out for yourself.
Some say that “Christianity is dead in the West” but this assertion leaves me gobsmasked. You could also argue, using a cursory glance, that patriotism is dead in the west, as is nationhood, racial consciousness, decency, honour, and so on.
Yes, a lot of things are dead or on the backfoot, but Christianity is by no means dead, as there are still five million Christians who go to church in Britain and Christianity is a common thread amongst virtually all nationalist European youth movements in Europe and especially in the USA.
Just because the media hides it from you (in the same way they censor all politically incorrect stuff) doesn’t mean it is “dead”.
As Jim Dowson explained in his articles, Christianity features heavily in virtually all European nationalist movements, everywhere in fact, except Britain (which has the greatest record of failure and impotence).
The only organisation to utilise symbols of our 1,300 year Christian heritage is the English Defence League (EDL), which found (temporary) stunning success.
Do you want to know where the whole cranky, paganistic style nationalism originates from?
It’s simple: Heinrich Himmler.
Virtually all the leaders of the Third Reich were ‘Christians’, including Hitler himself.
This is from Wikipedia:
“In public statements, especially at the beginning of his rule, Hitler frequently spoke positively about the Christian German culture, and his belief in an Aryan Christ. Before his ascension to power, Hitler stated before a crowd in Munich: ‘My feeling as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter. It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded only by a few followers, recognized these Jews for what they were and summoned men to fight against them and who, God's truth! was greatest not as a sufferer but as a fighter. In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers and adders. How terrific was his fight against the Jewish poison. Today, after two thousand years, with deepest emotion I recognize more profoundly than ever before the fact that it was for this that He had to shed his blood upon the Cross. As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice.’”
In a proclamation to the German people on February 1, 1933 Hitler stated, "It [the NSDAP] regards Christianity as the foundation of our national morality, and the family as the basis of national life.”
On March 23, 1933, Hitler addressed the Reichstag, saying: "The National Government regards the two Christian confessions [i.e. Catholicism and Protestantism] as factors essential to the soul of the German people. ... We hold the spiritual forces of Christianity to be indispensable elements in the moral uplift of most of the German people."
Albert Speer said of Hitler: “He carried within himself its [Christianity’s] teaching that the Jew was the killer of God.”
This is taken from Mein Kampf: "Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord [Jesus Christ]."
This is also from Wikipedia: “For a time Hitler advocated positive Christianity, a militant, non-denominational form of Christianity which emphasized Christ as an active preacher, organizer, and fighter who opposed the institutionalized Judaism of his day.”
Older literature on Hitler states that he had no intention of instituting worship of the ancient Germanic gods in contrast to the beliefs of some other high-ranking National Socialist officials (primarily Himmler).
In Hitler's ‘Table Talk’ one can find this quote: "It seems to me that nothing would be more foolish than to re-establish the worship of Wotan. Our old mythology ceased to be viable when Christianity implanted itself. Nothing dies unless it is moribund.
Here we come to the crux of the matter: the only leader of the Third Reich to take paganism seriously was Himmler, and he was mocked and ridiculed by Hitler and the others on this particular issue.
But, seizing upon a chance to demonize the Third Reich, post-war leftwing propagandists elevated Himmler and the pagan stuff (primarily within the SS) to prominence, and made them a main focus for anti-nationalist propaganda, and then, like lemmings off a cliff, post-war nationalists fall into the trap of thinking that National Socialism was pagan.
It’s all a great misunderstanding engineered by post-war Bolshevik propagandists.
The positive influence of Christianity is far reaching especially in the rich history and culture of Western Civilization, despite a long standing ignorance or adamant denial of its contributions.
The Bible itself is responsible for much of the language, literature, and fine arts we enjoy today as our artists and composers were heavily influenced by its writings.
Paul Maier, in writing the forward to the book ‘How Christianity Changed the World’ by Alvin J. Schmidt, says the following about the profound impact Christianity has had on the development of Western Civilization:
“No other religion, philosophy, teaching, nation, movement—whatever—has so changed the world for the better as Christianity has done. Its shortcomings, clearly conceded by this author, are nevertheless heavily outweighed by its benefits to all mankind.”
Contrary to the biased liberal treatment of the subject, Christian influence on values, beliefs, and practices in Western culture are abundant and well ingrained into the flourishing society of today.
Alvin J. Schmidt wrote the following regarding liberty and justice as enjoyed by today’s Western civilisation:
“The liberty and justice that are enjoyed by humans in Western societies and in some non-Western countries are increasingly seen as the products of a benevolent, secular government that is the provider of all things. There seems to be no awareness that the liberties and rights that are currently operative in free societies of the West are to a great degree the result of Christianity’s influence. History is replete with examples of individuals who acted as a law unto themselves often curtailing, even obliterating the natural rights and freedoms of the country’s citizens. Christianity’s influence, however, set into motion the belief that man is accountable to God and that the law is the same regardless of status. More than one thousand years before the birth of Christ the biblical requirement given by Moses comprised an essential component of the principle that no man is above the law.”
Magna Carta served as a courageous precedent some 800 years ago to the American patriots in the creation of the unique government of the United States.
The charter, signed in 1215, at Runnymede by King John, granted a number of rights never held before this historic occasion including that “(1) justice could no longer be sold or denied to freeman who were under authority of barons; (2) no taxes could be levied without representation; (3) no one would be imprisoned without a trial; and (4) property could not be taken from the owner without just compensation.”
Magna Carta had important Christian ties as demonstrated by its preamble that began, “John, by the grace of God…,” and stated that the charter was formulated out of “reverence for God and for the salvation of our soul and those of all our ancestors and heirs, for the honour of God and the exaltation of Holy Church and the reform of our realm, on the advice of our reverend [church] fathers.”
This document also followed the precedent established in 325 at the Council of Nicaea in which Christian bishops wrote and adopted a formal code of fundamental beliefs to which all Christians were expected to adhere.
Magna Carta displayed what its formulators as Christians expected of the king and his subjects regarding civic liberties.
Christianity’s influence on language, literature, and the arts is often overlooked and even taken for granted.
Without the Bible much of what we enjoy today would be non-existent.
The English language incorporates many words and phrases taken from the Bible when first translated.
In 1380 John Wycliffe translated the Scriptures in its entirety and from it appears many of the words we still use today including the words adoption, ambitious, cucumber, liberty, and scapegoat among others.
William Tyndale was responsible for the first English translation from the original Bible texts.
A gifted linguist skilled in eight languages with impeccable insights into Hebrew and Greek, Tyndale was eager to translate the Bible so even “the boy that drives the plow” could know the Bible.
The influence of Tyndale on the English language was solidified in the publication of the 1611 King James Bible which retained about 94 percent of Tyndale’s work.
A renowned scholar on the literature of the Bible, Alistair McGrath, notes, “Without the King James Bible, there would have been no Paradise Lost, no Pilgrim’s Progress, no Handel’s Messiah, no Negro spirituals, and no Gettysburg Address.”
Despite the hostility and persecution towards the Christians in the early centuries under Nero and Domitian and later under the Catholic Church prior to the Reformation, the Scriptures were meticulously copied by the priests and monks which in later years were translated into the languages of the common people even under threat of punishment.
Tyndale first worked in secret and when later betrayed and about to be burnt at the stake he called out, “Lord, open the King of England’s eyes.”
Within a year King Henry allowed English Bibles to be distributed. Two million English Bibles were distributed throughout a country of just over six million nearly seventy-five years after Tyndale’s death.
Writers, artists, and musicians over the centuries have been greatly influenced by the Bible: from Dante to Milton to Fyodor Dostoyevsky, the words and themes found in the Scriptures have made their way into much of the literature we study and enjoy today.
Other great Christian writers in the history of Western Civilization include Chaucer, William Shakespeare, John Donne, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, William Blake, T.S. Eliot, and William Faulkner, to name a few.
Art depicting biblical scenes was made popular especially during the Renaissance with artists such as Raphael, Michelangelo, and Rembrandt. Johann Sebastian Bach, one of the most famous composers, was greatly influenced by the Scriptures.
Most forms of music began as psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs and the outgrowth from there progressed as the monks and churches spread throughout the ages.
The works of Handel, Beethoven, Mozart, and Mendelssohn among others have greatly been influenced by the words of the Bible.
With the publishing of Andrew Dickson White’s ‘A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom’ in 1896, the idea that Christianity was responsible for the arrival of science has largely been pushed out of the minds of the people, especially in academic circles.
In the field of astronomy great advances were made under devout Christian men Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, and Galileo.
In physics we encounter Christians such as Isaac Newton (1642-1727), Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716), Blaise Pascal (1623-62), Alessandro Volta (1745-1827), Georg Simon Ohm (1787-1854), Andre Ampere (1775-1836), Michael Faraday (1791-1867), and William Thompson Kelvin (1824-1907).
These men held to a strong Christian faith as evidenced by their writings.
Before he died, Kepler was asked by an attending Lutheran pastor where he placed his faith. Kepler replied, “Solely and alone in the work of our redeemer Jesus Christ.” Kepler, who only tried “thinking God’s thoughts after him,” died with the Christian faith planted firmly in his mind and heart.
History books are filled with the rich details of men and women whose lives were changed by Jesus Christ and impacted the world through ideas found in Scripture in a wide array of disciplines.
To deny the influence of Christianity on Western Civilization is to deny history altogether.
Although at certain times there loomed dark areas in church history by those who deviated from the faith, the overall positive contributions far outweigh the negative.
There is no mistaking the fact that Christianity has changed the world for the better.
The truth about what Christians achieved in pursuit of knowledge, theology, philosophy, science, arts, music, education and their contributions to the progress of humanity (in the Middle Ages especially) has been hidden by our politically correct educational system.
In fact, the bias and prejudice exhibited by leftwing teachers helped undermine and ridicule the Christian faith which undoubtedly caused the history and development of modern Europe.
The term “Dark Ages” in which supposedly related with Christian corruption in the medieval Europe is very misleading.
There weren’t any so-called Dark Ages and if there was one it was Christianity that brought light upon it.
The idea of a ‘Dark Age’ is pure myth and an oft-repeated fabrication produced by prejudiced anti-Christian leftists - not a single unbiased historian believes this lie.
Historical books on how Christianity built Western civilization and why it survived and how it accumulated knowledge (Greek philosophies, mathematics etc) and other disciplines in is suppressed by modern secular politically correctness.
The historian, Bruce L. Shelly wrote:
“Europe owes more to the Christian faith than most people realize. When the barbarians destroyed the Roman Empire in the West, it was the Christian church that put together a new order called Europe. The church took the lead in rule by law, the pursuit of knowledge, and the expressions of culture. The under lying concept was Christendom, which united empire and church.”
There are other highly significant contributions from Christianity that have been ignored by liberal biased historians, especially in the fields of agriculture, architecture, charity, printing, health care, higher learning and education, nursing, law, justice, morality, science, arts, and on and on.
Leftwing myth states that during the ‘Age of Faith’ in the Middle Ages, people lived in deep ignorance, superstition and intellectual repression. Nothing could be further from the truth. According to a historian, Thomas E. Woods, Jr, it is to the Middle Ages that we owe one of Western civilization’s greatest – unique – intellectual contributions to the world: the university system.
Most of the present universities in Europe, for instance, Oxford, Paris, Cambridge, Heidelberg, and Basel, had Christian origins, not to mention other famous universities such as Harvard, Princeton, and Yale, in the United States, have their Christian forbears.
The notion that the Christian faith replaced knowledge and reason with faith and superstition in the Middle Ages exists in the mind of bigoted historians and their research doesn’t hold water.
The development of modern science should be attributed to Christians in the medieval era who were advocates of scientific knowledge.
Great scientists and thinkers of the Middle Ages include Robert Grosseteste (1168-1253), Roger Bacon (1214-94 - known as the father of modern science), William Of Occham (1285-1347), Jean Buridan (1300-1358), Nicholas of Oresme (1320-82), Nicholas Copernicus (1474-1543), and so on.
Again, the mythology that the Middle Ages was an era of intellectual slumber is a propaganda fiction that has no support among real historians of Western civilization.
The myth that the Christian church in general and Christians in particular were intellectual backwards during the “Dark Ages” is nothing but pure leftwing fabrication designed to turn modern generations against Christianity.
Christians had contributed to the development of pendulum clocks, pantographs, barometers, reflecting telescopes, and microscopes, magnetism, optics, and electricity. These are no small, insignificant achievements but mighty contributions to civilization and to science.
Britain, in contrast to all the other nations of Europe, has a flag that is made up entirely of Christian crosses.
England has the St. George cross, Scotland has the Saltire Cross and Northern Ireland has the cross of St. Patrick – all completely Christian in origin and nature.
We must always, as British patriots, honour the legacy of sacrifice of the tens of thousands of Christian knights of the Middle Ages who defended Europe, Christendom and Britain from the encroachment of Islam.
Without Christianity, the common religion of the whole of Europe, it is doubtful whether the cohesion needed to stop the onslaught of Islam would have been present, and Europe would have been lost.
Thankfully, Christianity provided the common pan-European bond needed to present a relatively united front, and European Christian armies turned back the Islamic hordes on the plain of Poitiers, the gates of Vienna and finally driving them out of the Iberian peninsula.
This rich anti-Islamic, Christian heritage of the Middle Ages will provide immense moral guidance for European youth of the future as they struggle once again against the followers of Mohammed, as their ancestors did.
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