Francis Clone at Northwestern University Claims Christianity Poses Bigger Threat Than Islamic Terrorism

… Church fathers of the past would discourage anyone from taking the Bible literally.

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www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/10/27/northwestern-university-historian-claims-christianity-poses-bigger-threat-than-islamic-terrorism/

by Tom Ciccotta, 27 Oct 2016

A scholar from Northwestern University argued recently that Christian Fundamentalism poses a greater threat to the United States than Islamic terrorism.

Catherine M. Wallace, who is a faculty member at Northwestern’s School of Medicine and a Christian herself, argues that fundamentalist access to United States armaments is the number one threat to the nation’s security.

Wallace argues that because radical Christians are in positions of power and control the nuclear codes, they pose a greater danger to American society than do Islamic terrorists.

“If [anything Islamic] wanted to attack an American city, they had to hijack an airliner. If they want to blow up a concert, they need to put bombs on their own children and send young men in to kill themselves… that kind of radicalism [Christian fundamentalism] in control of nuclear codes was a much, much greater threat,” Wallace claimed.

According to The Chicago Maroon, the student newspaper of the University of Chicago, Wallace believes that a literal reading of the Bible is responsible for the threats posed by Christian fundamentalists.

In Wallace’s view, this radicalism stems from a literal reading of the Bible. “Nobody in the ancient world would have read the Bible literally,” Wallace said. The idea of a literal reading is a thoroughly modern phenomenon, according to Wallace—church fathers of the past would discourage anyone from taking the Bible literally.

Therefore, according to Wallace, the fundamentalists have it all wrong. “Christian fundamentalism is a malignant form of Christianity,” Wallace said. In her opinion, their literalist reading creates misconceptions of what the Bible means, fostering a climate of hate and leading to increased and unnecessary conflict between Christians and the rest of the world. …

When asked a final question on how she thought Jesus would respond to the modern political climate, Wallace answered on a positive note. “Jesus was first a Jewish prophet reciting the Jewish rant in its standard edition, which is social justice, socio-economic justice. Care for widows and orphans, which is to say the unemployable. People who can’t earn their own living. And the just sharing of the world’s resources.”

Wallace concluded the conversation on the dangers of Christian fundamentalism by arguing that a modern Jesus Christ would be a socialist and advocate for “the just sharing of the world’s resources.”

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2 comments on “Francis Clone at Northwestern University Claims Christianity Poses Bigger Threat Than Islamic Terrorism

  1. OCTOBER 29, 2016 BY DEACON ROBERT SPENCER

    Some people’s balloon never lands, and Catherine M. Wallace is one of them.

    “If [anything Islamic] wanted to attack an American city, they had to hijack an airliner. If they want to blow up a concert, they need to put bombs on their own children and send young men in to kill themselves…that kind of radicalism [Christian fundamentalism] in control of nuclear codes was a much, much greater threat.”

    Wallace apparently believes that George W. Bush, because he called the war on terror a “Crusade” once, doubtless without being aware of the historical implications of the term, and a few times spoke about it in terms of a divine calling, was equivalent to a worldwide army of Islamic jihadists who justify their actions and make recruits among peaceful Muslims by pointing to Islamic texts and teachings. This is as absurd as it is myopic. There have been nearly 30,000 jihad attacks worldwide since 9/11, all committed in the name of Islam and in accord with its teachings. Until we see people blowing themselves and others up while screaming “Jesus is Lord,” there is no actual equivalence to that on the Christian side.

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