Western Civilization’s Civil War


Society’s Ongoing Civil Waroccupy-4

By Rev. R.J. Rushdoony

 For well over 500 years now, Western civilization has been in a state of civil war, with two aspects thereof in a growing conflict with one another. These two contending forces are humanism and Christianity. Humanism began its rise to power in the medieval era, and its strength was such that it captured the church, much of the academic world, and the state as well.

tax the richThe so-called Renaissance was the victory celebration of the triumphant humanists. While preserving the form of Christendom and the church, the humanists put them to other uses. [Italian humanist] Lorenzo Valla (1407-1457) openly turned to antichristian standards as the new yardstick, without bothering to deal with the Bible as a serious source of law. The source of all virtuous action — Lorenzo Valla held — is man’s natural bent to pleasure.keep-it-clean

Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499) held…

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Author: Brad Slusher

A document covered with good intentions and proclamations, signed by men of questionable character, is incapable of restraining the avarice of a government.

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