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Created Equal: How Christianity Shaped The West

A must read, an excellent reminder!



In recent years there has arisen a new atheism that represents a direct attack on Western Christianity. Books such as Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion, Christopher Hitchens’ God Is Not Great, and Sam Harris’ The End of Faith, all contend that Western society would be better off if we could eradicate from it the last vestiges of Christianity. But Christianity is largely responsible for many of the principles and institutions that even secular people cherish — chief among them equality and liberty.

When Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal,” he called the proposition “self-evident.” But he did not mean that it is immediately evident. It requires a certain kind of learning. And indeed most cultures throughout history, and even today, reject the proposition. At first glance, there is admittedly something absurd about the claim of human…

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2 responses

  1. I’ve enjoyed D’Souza’s very insightful and brilliant mind! This shows me clearly that God made this land a promised land, but with a cconditiion, that HE be our God! We’ve forgotten and forsaken this covenant ~ Thank you for a wonderful post!

    July 30, 2013 at 9:38 pm

  2. Amen! That He be our God!!!

    July 30, 2013 at 10:27 pm