I know that for a fact because the results of a survey of 1300 college professors reveal that only 22% have “unfavorable feelings” toward Muslims while 53% have unfavorable feelings toward evangelical Christians. So there you go. Muslims are a lot nicer, much more likable, then evangelicals. There’s hope, of course. You might be one of the 47% about which these college professors have good feelings. But the statistics reveal that the odds are against you.
Now it’s easy to understand why these college professors would feel that way. After all, consider all of the people evangelicals killed when they destroyed the Twin Towers on 9/11, or the massacre at Fort Hood, or the recent killing of Marine recruiters in Chattanooga, not to mention the people that Christians beheaded and burned alive in Syria and Iraq. Oh, that’s right, it was Muslims that did those things.
Well, we must admit that Christians have done some pretty mean things. Think of the bakery shop that refused to bake a wedding cake for the gay couple getting married. This atrocity was so cruel that it inflicted massive psychological devastation on this couple, resulting in the bakery having to pay an extremely high fine to cover compensation for damages. Can anyone wonder why college professors dislike evangelicals more than Muslims?
Further evidence that evangelicals are not nice came from our own President who highlighted the Crusades as proof positive for this conclusion, warning Christians that they have no basis for being judgmental against ISIS just because they are beheading children, crucifying men, and using women as sex slaves. Never mind the fact that ISIS is doing these things now while the Crusades took place a millennia ago.
If there is any consolation, the segment of society not caring much for Christians is the same group that doesn’t like Israel much either. Even though Palestinians have as their objective the annihilation of Israel and are constantly lobbing bombs aimed at killing as many Israelis as possible, this group has employed the same analytical acumen used against evangelicals tp conclude that the Israelis are the aggressors.
Two lessons we must learn from all of this.
First, facts have little or nothing to do with why the left doesn’t like evangelicals. That comprises an important lesson that I plan to circle back to in my next post, but I want to accentuate it here. The analysis above reveals that the left is driven by agenda and not by analysis. Many evangelicals engage in handwringing over the dislike of the left for us, as if their disfavor proves that we are terrible people who do bad things and who therefore need to start acting like real Christians.
To put it another way, many evangelicals base their evaluation of evangelicals on what liberals say about evangelicals. Since, as exposed by the discussion above, the left does not base its conclusions on facts, evangelicals need to stop taking liberal evaluations seriously. They need to stop their handwringing and they need to begin factual analysis of the evangelical community. After all, liberals aren’t about anything else, so why should we believe there analysis of us?
Second, in light of the left being agenda-driven rather than fact-driven, their dislike for us says nothing about us but everything about them. The animus of the left toward Christians and Jews, and their corresponding warm feelings for Muslims and homosexuals, and that despite an overwhelming array of reasons for holding the opposite conclusions, reveals that they are hostile toward anything Judeo-Christian and in love with anything hostile toward anything Judeo-Christian. In short, they have one enemy—the God of the Bible and therefore they attack anything associated with Him. And they are willing to join forces with anyone else antagonistic toward the God of the Bible and those associated with Him. That is their agenda, and they will twist reality in any way necessary to advance that agenda, including lies and deceit.
So then, what should be our response to their hostility? I plan to discuss the answer in my next post.