My Friday gift to you...enjoy:
Happy 300th Lula...I'm looking forward to the next 300.
The song commemorates the ending of the 'Love Month'...(small tear)...I'm really a romantic at heart.
Things have obviously changed in higher education since my undergraduate days. I distinctly remember hearing lectures and reading textbooks about Hitler, Stalin, Mao and Khan and the atrocities each man imposed on millions. There were no 'academic concerns' about anti-German, anti-Slavic or anti-Asian biases. Education was about truth, getting to the truth, or understanding truism. Not once while studying of Buddha, Muhammad or even the Spanish Inquisitions did I become offended by the antithetical element when compared with my own convictions. Ultimately, learning about a diverse number of philosophies (even from their perspective) only strengthened my belief system...which teaches me the belief of others is irrelevant to my own salvation...thus God's incredible gift of free will. If you want to worship an elm tree...don't let me stop you. But that's another blog all together.
So a collection of Christian historical facts needs editing (read censored) to be more politically and socially friendly...to be less Christian...to be more favorable to Islam and Jews...to be more balanced. Not the facts from the perspective of Christian history...the sanitized quasi-facts. What's next, a collection of Jewish historical facts that can't include mean words about Nazis or Muslims...no wait...Iran denies the Holocaust already...so I guess Muslims get their own set of historical facts...no wait...Sunnis and Shiites don't agree on...no wait...aren't there 73 different sects of Islam? Libraries are going to need to be a lot bigger.
What gets edited next for Christians?