UC Case: Facts from Complaint
francis.beckwith at mac.com
Tue Sep 6 11:54:42 PDT 2005
You can conclude the course with the lecture, "Why the moral relativism
embraced by secularism can't adequately account for the wrongness of the
acts I just condemned."
Time for Eugene to spank us.
On 9/6/05 1:24 PM, "Paul Finkelman" <paul-finkelman at utulsa.edu> wrote:
> The KKK (and the use of the Cross as a symbol of terrorism and hatred;
> Christian "identity" movements in the last 25 years
> Father Coughlin's antisemitism
> The hanging of witches in Salem and Quakers in Boston
> The use of Christian theology to defend (as well as attack) slavery
> The use of conversion of slaves to help prevent resistance to slavery
> Ownership of slaves by churches
> The utter failure of the Protestant Churches in the South to the take a
> strong stand in favor of legalizing slave marriages
> The persecution of Mormons and the murder of Joseph Smith
> The death penalty (fortunately reduced to exile) for a Jew in colonial
> Maryland because he denied the divinity of Christ
> The whipping and jailing of Baptist ministers in Virginia in the
> Revolutionary period.
> The intellectual intolerance of the 1920s (and more recent periods) by
> prohibiting the teaching of evolution in the public schools
> The forced reading of Protestant version of the Bible imposed on
> Catholics in the 19th century
> The attacks on Al Smith's presidential campaign (and also attack on John
> F. Kennedy) because they were Catholic.
> The strong stand against integration taken by virtually ever southern
> Christian minister in the 1950s and early 1960s.
> The influence of religious groups in undermining Indian culture and
> religion and forcing Indian children not to learn their own language.
> The use of Protestant theology (and the influence of Christian leaders)
> to justify wars against Indians, particularly in the colonial period.
> Yes, it would be a great course; I would love to teach it.
> Paul Finkelman
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