What to say about Christian #nihilism?

This article, written by a member of the World Reformed Fellowship (I am a member) serves¬†a full plate of food for thought ¬†about, perhaps, an explanation for the “clash of civilizations”.

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4 Replies to “What to say about Christian #nihilism?”

  1. The clash is more about power than it is about philosophy. Who has it? Who wants it? Who can get it? By what means can they obtain it?

    Religious zealots are like little boys in a schoolyard bragging that they daddies. Sooner or later, one feels insulted and a fight breaks out. Somebody needs to take the whole lot of them to the woodshed for a straightening out!

  2. That’s a good way to exemplify what happens. On my end I think Christians also practice a sort of nihilism as the word is defined because we put crooked slant on the message that “this world is not my home… I’m just a passing through… my treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue”. We take scriptures about not building treasures where thieves and mold have access to it to mean that life here on “this side of heaven” (another southern gospel classic…) is meaningless. I am using whatever time I have left from watching Premiership games in England to study history only to show some Christians that things which are practiced by some groups today in the name of religion, have also been practiced by an “older” religion called Christianity. In a smaller scale, perhaps, in another epoch when we were less evolved (if this was ever possible), not in our days, but Christians can’t deny the fact that, would not be for our progression in ethics (no thanks to the Reformation either), we’d be possibly committing similar, if not the same atrocities in the name of “Christianity”.
    Well, too long an answer, but… yes, Christians can be nihilist also.

    1. Christians went after Islam first during the Crusades – especially the Fourth. Later, they went after each other in the religious wars.

  3. The reason that Islam may seem so strange to Americans has less to do with its beliefs than it has to do with his pedigree. Before first coming to America, Christianity was Romanized and then Anglicized by Europeans.

    Islam, on the other hand, never benefited from this refining process. Instead, it arrived in the West in all its raw Middle Eastern flavor.

    To the typical American, Islam is like being served unfiltered Brazilian coffee (the stuff that leaves what looks like droppings from a bird cage after the liquid has been drained off) after developing an acquired taste for filtered coffee brewed with cream and sugar. It is simply incompatible with American tastes.

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