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PostIslam: Religion of Peace (Alain de Benoist, -France, 04/10/11 6:40 am)
David Gress wrote on 10 April: "I am no Bible scholar, but when I think 'Scripture,' what comes to mind is things such as 'turn the other cheek' or 'I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.' Or, 'he who believes in Me shall have eternal life.' This I understand. I wish Vincent Littrell would explain to me precisely how these most central assertions of the Christian Scriptures can be turned into instruments of violence by unnamed 'puritanicals.'"
Good question. Easy answer.
To understand how some "central assertions" of the Christian Scriptures can be "turned into instruments of violence," one does not need to be a "Bible scholar." One has just to read the Gospels, and to extract from them some other assertions, different from the assertions chosen by David, but certainly as much "central" as the former. In other words, one has to proceed with the Gospels as David himself proceeded with the Qur'an.
One can begin with Matth. 11:21-24; Luke 12:49-51; Luke 14:26. Also have a look at the interesting conclusion of the parable quoted in Luke 19:27. Read Apoc. 19:15.
After that, one can read the Church Fathers. Or St. Augustine in his polemics with the Manichean: "If God orders to kill, homicide becomes a virtue." Read how Pope Urban II justified the Crusade. Read the famous book written by St Bernard, De laude Novae Militiae, etc.