The "We Aren't in a Religious War" Myth PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. John E. Russell Sr   

The neo-left is the false prophet of our time. Strange that a religion should come camouflaged in PC clothing! A religion you say? Yes! Every ideology, philosophy and theology have a metaphysics as its foundation. It's the nature of the beast. "Metaphysics" is another way of saying "religion." Metaphysics includes ontology, the branch of philosophy that seeks to explain the nature of being or reality. To the neo-left, the material universe is reality. It is eternal, and it is in a process of evolution. However, to the Jew and Christian, God is Ultimate Reality and his creation is reality.

Epistemology is the branch of philosophy that seeks to define truth and discover the nature of knowledge. The neo-left sees all truth as relative and changing. Jews and Christians see God as the source of all truth. God has revealed truth through (1) Lord Jesus Christ; (2) the scriptures and (3) his creation. Relative truth, as discovered through scientific method, does change and is being constantly revised.

However, Revealed Truth from the Bible is absolute. Yet, some secularist will insist, "There are no absolutes!"
The theist will question, "Is that an absolute statement?"
Secularist: "Well, no."
Theist: "Well, if there are exceptions to the statement, `There are no absolutes,' then there must be absolutes!"

Axiology is the branch of philosophy that deals with the nature and types of values. Ethics is an important category of axiology. Ethics is the study of moral good and evil. The neo-left has no standard for good and evil except a "consensus of liberal opinion within a particular time of history." Jews and Christians, however, believe that God revealed right and wrong in the scriptures. Both Jews and Christians believe in the Ten Commandments. Christians add the Sermon on the Mountand New Testament teachings. Jesus warned of false prophets who

...come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them (Matthew 7:15-16, NIV).

Jesus said further,

The thief [Satan] comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full (John 10:10, NIV).

If someone teaches that it is good to murder a class of people, no matter what euphemism may be used, that person is a false prophet. If someone teaches that it is permissible to steal, lie, or destroy in certain situations, that person is a false prophet. Jesus said,

He [Satan] was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies (John 8:44, NIV).

If that person is destroying the morals of our youth, that person is a false prophet. Hatred, murder, lack of love, drug addiction, immorality, lying and stealing characterize so much of our society. It is a result of the teaching by precept and example of the false prophets that have usurped the roles of Judeo-Christian teachers. Jesus said,

Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. (Matthew 7:20, NIV).

Essay 6, from my eBook, Essays Exposing the Myths of Political Correctness. Download this book free at

© John E. Russell 1993-2004


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