A tragedy has occurred. Fifty lives are lost because a terrorist attacked them in the name of Islam. Strangely, the media response has been much about interpreting the events rather than reporting them.
The media are not just the town heralds. They are also the gatekeepers of information and opinion.
Few would know that anything was happening without the media reporting it, as so many have become dependant on them for impartial factual reporting. Yet impartial factual reporters today’s media is not. The herald cry their own bias. The gatekeepers only admit certain facts into your world.
In the Orlando massacre, as with all previous extremist attacks, the media sing in harmony to their own bias. Firstly, they delay giving you any perception this was done in the name of Islam. They sweetly claim there is no hate in religion. But the issue wasn’t religion generally – it was Islam specifically. One wonders, why bundle all religion together, when these terrorists only claimed to be Islamic?
By bundling radical Islam together with completely different religions, the media is able frame the problem as one of religion generally, not specifically radical Islam.
Christianity is tarred by the same brush as radical Islam. This makes attacking Christianity more easy as false religion and faithful religion are branded together by the faithless.
This framing of the issue follows soundly from the Bard of modern atheism, John Lennon, who sounded their anthem with “imagine there’s… no religion”. He sang of how his godless utopia without religion would liberate humanity from violence and atrocity. Yet reality contradicts this fantasy.
The most hated religion in the West is not Islam, but Christianity. What other religion do radical atheists and the media spend their most time attacking? What other religion was ever sued by the gay lobby for not baking a cake? Not Islam – Christianity.
Islam by strong contrast has a different reputation. No other religion is well known for 20% of it’s members sympathising with its radical extremists. No other religion but Islam has had so many professing followers kill others in the name of its religion …well except for radical atheism…
Atheism is strictly followed by its many faithful adherents. It’s core doctrines are Darwinism, Humanism, and hatred-of-God. It is a worldview that explains who we are (Humanism), how we got here (Darwinism), and what we must do in life (hatred-of-God).
In the last century, atheism has killed more people than any jihad. It’s most famous adherents included Mao Zedong who genocided more than 60,000,000 of his own people. That is excluding war casualties.
There is an earlier example. Joseph Stalin was so dedicated to his atheism, he had a picture of his prophet Darwin above his desk. He converted to Atheism after reading Darwin’s manifesto “On the Origin of the Species” at 13. He was radicalised in the communist sect of atheism and became the leader of the USSR. He is now known to have killed 20,000,000 people mostly by confiscating their food from them before Russia’s cold winters to starve them to death. The list goes on… Pol Pot, Khmer Rouge, etc etc. This is not counting abortion which has killed likely well over 100,000,000 unborn humans.
The difference between atheism and religion is that religion believes that there is a God who we are all accountable to for all our actions. The difference between all religions and faith in Jesus is simply this: Religion is about what humans do to reach God. Faith in Jesus is about what God did to reach out to us and save us.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”