This concerns the great indignation of Eric Thomas Bolling, a conservative American television personality who specializes in financial news and political commentary. He is the co-host of Fox News Channel’s early evening talk show, The Five.
Bolling objected to President Obama’s comments in an earlier White House Prayer Breakfast Speech, wherein the President compared the current Islāmic uprising in the Middle East, radical Muslim jihadists killing innocents in the name of Allah, to Christians of nearly a thousand years past. Bolling went on to reveal his twisted knowledge of history: “And yet when you take Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, whatever, their combined killings in the name of religion – well, that would be zero.”
Bolling’s ignorance is appalling. Christians fought a thirty-year war in Europe, mainly in present-day Germany, between the years of 1618 and 1648 which killed 20% of its population in a mass slaughter which was not to be equaled until World War II. The Holy Inquisition, the darkest side of Christian history which started in 1478 and raged on for a period of 300 years, is still called the foulest crime and deepest shame of Western civilization. An estimated four million women were killed in witch hunts, burned at the stake or drowned in caged baskets, convicted of being temptresses of men.
Let me tell you, the United States, the most powerful nation on Earth, is not always appreciated for its lack of diplomacy. There have been enough blunders made by hawks which could not be righted by doves. And at home, democratic culture has not been supported regularly. The USA had its slavery, its KKK movements, and today, a creeping culture of university campus sexual assaults and gang rape.
Before I turn this into a long-winded rant, I’ve attached the news reports and let you be the judge. Paralyzing stupidity?