Skip to comments."Western Civilization" sometimes called "Christian Civilization" is now a racist concept?
Posted on 01/14/2019 7:21:14 PM PST by Jim Robinson
Western culture, sometimes equated with Western civilization, Occidental culture, the Western world, Western society, and European civilization, is a term used very broadly to refer to a heritage of social norms, ethical values, traditional customs, belief systems, political systems and specific artifacts and technologies that have some origin or association with Europe. The term also applies beyond Europe to countries and cultures whose histories are strongly connected to Europe by immigration, colonization, or influence. For example, Western culture includes countries in the Americas and Australasia, whose language and demographic ethnicity majorities are European. The development of western culture has been strongly influenced by Christianity.
Western culture is characterized by a host of artistic, philosophic, literary and legal themes and traditions; the heritage of various European peoples. Christianity, including the Roman Catholic Church, Protestantism and the Orthodox Church,, has also played a prominent role in the shaping of Western civilization since at least the 4th century as did Judaism (particularly Hellenistic Judaism and Jewish Christianity). Before the Cold War era, the traditional Western viewpoint identified Western civilization with the Western Christian (Catholic-Protestant) countries and culture.
A cornerstone of Western thought, beginning in ancient Greece and continuing through the Middle Ages and Renaissance, is the idea of rationalism in various spheres of life, especially religion, developed by Hellenistic philosophy, scholasticism and humanism. The Catholic Church was for centuries at the center of the development of the values, ideas, science, laws and institutions which constitute Western civilization. Empiricism later gave rise to the scientific method during the scientific revolution and the Enlightenment.
Ancient Greece is considered the birthplace of many elements of Western culture, with the world's first democratic system of government and major advances in philosophy, science and mathematics. Greece was followed by Rome, which made key contributions in law, government, engineering and political organization. Western culture continued to develop with the Christianisation of Europe during the Middle Ages and the reform and modernization triggered by the Renaissance. The Church preserved the intellectual developments of classical antiquity and is the reason many of them are still known today. Medieval Christianity created the modern university, the hospital system, scientific economics, natural law (which would later influence the creation of international law) and numerous other innovations across all intellectual fields. Christianity played a role in ending practices common among pagan societies, such as human sacrifice, slavery, infanticide and polygamy. The globalization by successive European colonial empires spread European ways of life and European educational methods around the world between the 16th and 20th centuries. European culture developed with a complex range of philosophy, medieval scholasticism and mysticism and Christian and secular humanism.[page needed] Rational thinking developed through a long age of change and formation, with the experiments of the Enlightenment and breakthroughs in the sciences. Tendencies that have come to define modern Western societies include the concept of political pluralism, individualism, prominent subcultures or countercultures (such as New Age movements) and increasing cultural syncretism resulting from globalization and human migration...
The root of the word should be obvious.
If it doesn’t advance the progressive socialist Marxist agenda, it’s racist.
Steve King unavailable for comment.
Jesus said that the world will hate you because they really hate him. It is a badge of honor to be hated for His namesake.
“What are they going to do, burn ALL the history, art, science, philosophy, etc, books ever written by western men?”
[ It appears they’re now equating “Western Civilization” with majority white European people/countries so all Western Democracies are now racist, ie, the enemy of humanity/human rights? ]
To beat my well-worn drum: This will lead the world into the Tribulation. We may shut some part of it down now but as generations are born into these things, it becomes their new norm. As the bar keeps being set lower and lower.
In the 1960’s, at least Marxism and Communism and Socialism were basically bad words outside of some of the hippies. Today, those hippies are teaching in a lot of colleges to skulls full of mush.
And those things are promoted and applauded by the Democratic Party.
20 years ago, I would not have believed it possible in this short amount of time.
On 9/11/2001, if you had said a Muslim sympathizer would be elected President in 7 short years, and then serve TWO terms I would have laughed.
(BTW, those Chick Tracts - yes those - one of them had a scenario with a Muslim predicting their flag would fly over the White House by 2010 IIRC). Yes it was off by 2 years, election-wise but it actually wasn’t that far off in the spirit arriving there. Only by 2 years (if my 2010 memory is correct - I remember it was out of sync with elections).
Racism is whatever the offended minority says it is.
Look where 100 yr old statues of Confederate soldiers are being pulled down and you’ll find that crew along with their GOPe coat holders.
[in 7 short years]
(obviously I mean 7 short years plus a couple of months or so)
Still, I would not have believed it possible in that period of time, if ever. I was wrong.
And it all started with Nikki Haley, who has a large following here.
I’d rather be deemed a racist and be in Christ than be the most beloved secularist PC twit in Hell.
I remember the race protests of the 60’s.
They weren’t asking for ‘special treatment’- they already had that.
They wanted the benefits of “western civilization”. Like everyone else.
Uh Oh, Jim. You said Western Civilization.
No House appointments for you.
Jim, this has been the goal, in my opinion, for some time— of the progressive Statists who are also globalists. There just cannot be a Christian or Western Civilization world for these people... and so, they are trying to re-write history.
Again, in my opinion, the soros neo socialists and frankly, the communists wherever they are (and they are in the Anti-FA as the organizing principles, the Revolutionary CP of US- it’s on all their posters as revcom.com)— want to erase European Civilization, for indeed it was the Europeans who first did away with slavery, having been pushed out of Christianity’s birthplace in the Middle East by the Saracens (the muslims) who practiced slavery on all Europeans for some 400 years before the First Crusades ( I know, going back a long way,but clearly still going on in Yemen and Africa). Without stopping the muslim horde by Charles Martel at the Battle of Tours— all Europe would have been so enslaved.
So, now— the open borders soros crowd (and their US pals in the globalist agenda) wants no immigration control to enable invading our country, not assimilating to our Constitutional Republic and our Western Civilized Judeo-Christian (and even Deist, like the Founders) culture. The Leftists see this as a great opportunity— to ride on the coattails of islamofascists (helped by obama, frankly) and take over our Republic.
So, all the globalists toe the line, and push the socialist agenda denegrating Patriots who want our country back as conceived by the Founders. The more we push them back (MAGA) the more fanatic they are becoming— right back to the main points of their agenda for takeover in the opening session of the House last week, starting with HR.1. and a host of other passed bills— which should NOT be entertained by the Republican Senate in any form. But it seems there is a remake of some anti-Trump “Gang” being formed there, starting with Romney (a new Senator demanding the expulsion of a loyal long serving Conservative Republican-— for his expression of opinion using words the globalist elite will not tolerate— Western Civilization). Truly incredible, and somebody needs to slap Romney down, as he seems to think his new role is the “shadow” President.
“They wanted the benefits of western civilization. Like everyone else.”
That was the sales pitch. If you listened to Stokley Carmichael or Malcolm X you knew better.
I attended Wittenberg Univ (Ohio). We were required to take 2 semesters of Western Civilization. Also Western Civ. courses in humanities (Art, Music), And a study of the Old Testament and the New Testament. The only way for progressives to continue with their idiotic programs is to scrap Western Civ.
Wonderful meme— thank you. Am saving this for use among the true infidel Statists and globalists. For we may be called on yet again to save the world with Western Civilization, and not be driven into 6th Century Dark Ages.
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