Mocking Christians

How low can we go? Apparently there isn’t a measurement we can make to answer that question. Yesterday 99-year old Billy Graham died. He was an icon not just in America but around the world. What gave him this icon status? He told people in the simplest way that God loved them and if they accepted that love they would change their lives in the best ways. Millions accepted Christ because of Billy Graham, millions changed their lives. How wrong can this be? Well, it depends on the age, the cultural age we are in.

Where we citizens of the world find ourselves is in a time when Christianity is under siege and in some countries—especially those countries who identify themselves as Muslim—is that a genocide is happening. Christians are deliberately being murdered, their, their churches destroyed, their women taken into slavery and made sex slaves, all because they are Christian.

Centuries ago some Christians were engaged in acts of religious violence in movements we know as the Crusades, the Inquisition, the Catholic-Protestant wars, especially in France, all of which participants used non-Biblical reasoning but those periods were limited and ended by fellow Christians putting a stop to unchristian behavior. Of course, we so easily condemn Christians for this violence with a rapacity we don’t user for the decades Christians were viciously slaughtered because they were Christian in the period of Martyrs. We look unevenly at history according to our current prejudices

Today we have a semblance of horror over Muslims killing other Muslims, which they’ve been doing ever since Mohammad founded Islam and after his death two groups representing variations on his teaching began warring on each other killing each other because they differed on whose interpretations are Absolute Truth. What we want to do, and are doing, is separate those we call extremists from Islam as a whole, but it is a religion and at a time when we eschew as a people religion we nonetheless we find ourselves defending Islam while condemning Christianity. Curious.

If we are anti-religious why is Christianity the only religion we are actively condemning? I contest that it’s all political and we are anti-Christian because Christianity played such a large role in our nation from the very beginning. Progressivism, how we politically and culturally identify ourselves now as a nation, is Statist—meaning government, not individuals should rule over us and Christianity is in competition with that ideology. So in American we’ve begun a war on Christians that while we aren’t burning them at the stake, yet, we are going about destroying them legally and culturally.

Joey Behar can ridicule Vice-President Pence for his Christian faith and the panel of clowns on The View television show join in on the mocking of Christian faith. And the audience wildly claps (many no doubt are clapping because show producers are holding up placards with the word “Clap” to make viewers think the show is worth watching because the audience are wildly supporting it). But yes, many in the audience are clapping because they, too, are mocking Christianity. It’s fashionable to be anti-Christian.

When a man of peace who has had nothing but internal peace to offer us, dies, it’s easy to mock him in the most vile ways. Hence, we have this story:

“A controversial Teen Vogue columnist known for throwing verbal bombs has topped herself with an especially vile tweet about beloved evangelist Billy Graham, who died Wednesday at 99.

“The big news today is that Billy Graham was still alive this whole time. Anyway, have fun in hell, bi–h,” Lauren Duca tweeted.

“Duca went on to say “’Respecting the dead’ only applies to people who weren’t evil pieces of sh-t while they were living.”

How easily we mock good. How insulting we mock good. Did Duca feel better expressing biter words against a man of peace? Do we feel better when we clap and cheer when Pence is mocked for his faith? Is this who we are? How low can we get as a nation? I think pretty low.