The things people say! This one certainly isn’t the worst thing I’ve ever heard/read, but it’s not good. I often read comments at the end of articles that I finish. I’m not sure why I do this – maybe I am addicted to being angry at anonymous people? Ha.
I read NPR’s “The Religious Language in U.S. Foreign Policy.” I really enjoyed it, and I’m interested in the book, Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith.
Then I read the first comment (at the time is was the latest comment written) at the bottom of the page.
Other than Ron L’s belief that civilization needs religion and his claim that English Bible translations apparently played a large role in developing modern English, you might not see anything of interest at first glance. Then again, you might notice his use of the word “barbarians.”
Native western…barbarians? Who uses that term these days? It’s so pretentious. And given this part of his comment, the rest starts to sound extremely pretentious as well.
“Of course Christianity is important in our foreign policy, where would our language, our culture, our civilization be without it? We’d just be a bunch of barbarians.”
I know that’s not what he said, but it comes across as very superior. As my brother said, “High horse much?”
Sorry Native Americans, you are apparently considered native western barbarians even in this day and age. Oh, and did you hear? Christianity is teaching you how to read and bringing you science! Wait a minute…