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The MSM’s Ongoing Hatred of Christianity

Apr 3, 2015

We know that the mainstream media is comprised largely of secular humanists and lefties who more often than not hate Christianity with a passion. And it shows – big time. The relentless attacks on Christianity, Christians and Christian values are encountered day in and day out.

We had another perfect example of this just the other day. It was an appallingly bad article by some columnist for the Fairfax Press which was yet another hatchet job on Jesus Christ. Because it was so ludicrously idiotic and lacking in any substance whatsoever, I at first thought I would ignore it altogether.

anti-christian 2Nasty and intellectually dishonest attack pieces like this simply do not deserve any attention, and are best simply left to be quickly forgotten about. Yet I will raise it here, not to dwell on the article itself for very long, but to look at the more important issue, namely how our mainstream press has now become the home of all things anti-Christian.

It is as if the media – or large portions of it – have decided that the main reason for their existence is to push the atheist and secular and leftist worldview. It has long ago given up any pretence of simply reporting the news in an accurate and objective fashion.

It is now just in the business of pushing the agendas of every radical and misotheistic group in town. My example is a reprehensible opinion piece by one Elizabeth Farrelly. And who in the world is she? She is a “Sydney Morning Herald columnist, author, architecture critic and essayist”.

Oh, so that gives her the necessary qualifications to weigh into historical and theological revisionism? But if her name rings a bell, it should, since I have dealt with her before. She has been spewing forth the most silly and deceptive rubbish about Christianity for years now. I interact with her here for example: billmuehlenberg.com/2014/09/25/yep-i-am-now-a-terrorist/

And now she has the audacity and the utter disrespect of all Christians – and others – to actually write, “Could Jesus have actually been a woman?” Umm, no. End of story. This sort of foolishness, as I say, is not even worth spending time on. I will mention two lines of hers and then move on.

“Jesus’ role and resonance are so intensely female it makes me wonder. Was Jesus actually a woman?” And her evidence for this? She has none of course. She speaks of Jesus who ‘opposes male power structures’. Um no, he opposed sinful structures – male or female.

The one who formed a whip and overturned tables in the temple was no woman – let alone girly man. The one who is coming again on a war steed to bring judgment on the unrepentant is no wimp or effeminate metrosexual. He is the Son of God and forever shall be.

But as I say, the thing that really bugs me is how the MSM keeps dishing up this wretched garbage. The thesis is so completely preposterous that one has to ask what else they will cough up. One might as well pen an article for a major newspaper seeking to make the case that Hitler was actually an observant orthodox Jew.

Or that Nelson Mandela was a member of the KKK, or that Princess Diana was really a pepperoni pizza. That is how sensible, plausible and intelligent her idiotic claims are. We don’t have the slightest reason whatsoever to even posit such an outlandish and mischievous claim.

The real question is why in the world any newspaper would even run with such a piece. And then to run with it on the holiest weekend on the Christian calendar. That is the real issue here. The utter contempt and despicable loathing the secular left media has for the Christian faith knows no bounds.

Imagine if the SMH came out with a piece at the beginning of Ramadan claiming Mohammed was a woman. Of course they would never ever dream of doing this – never in a million years. Or imagine taking a top ranking aboriginal icon and blasting him by claiming he may not have even existed, or was really a slice of Swiss cheese.

That is how awful and how ludicrous this piece is, but once again, they would never ever dare to go that low. There is only one religion which the SMH and the secular media will ever attack on a regular basis and on their most holy days.

About the only thing that might be said in defence of this reprehensible article is the fact that it appeared on April 1. Perhaps this was just a really sick joke on the part of the SMH – a twisted and ugly April Fool’s Day joke. Given what Scripture says about atheists and mockers, the real fools here are those at the SMH.

It is time to put this lousy excuse for a newspaper out of its misery.

www.smh.com.au/comment/could-jesus-have-actually-been-a-woman-20150401-1mcjqw.html

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13 Responses to The MSM’s Ongoing Hatred of Christianity

  • Yeah, the lunatics are running the asylum. Honestly, they are mad as fruitcakes, and their “reasoning” well we know them by their fruits or lack thereof. Spot on as usual Bill, Ta, and again a Blessed Easter time for you. Remember The letter of Jude Bill, sums it up very well. Thank you and Peace be unto you.

  • I thought the same thing…they’d never dare insult other beliefs in this way. I notice the Facebook comments on SMH articles are becoming increasingly anti Christian rants no matter the topic.

  • This is why many Sydney-siders refer to the SMH as “The Sydney Morning Heroin”. I suppose that for atheists it is a kind of (soul-destroying) drug, especially the type of hit piece you describe above.
    Elizabeth Farrelly, Catherine Deveny: two of a kind.

  • Thanks Murray. Yes these ugly Christophobes are a dime a dozen, and are routinely trotted out by the Age, SMH, etc, especially at Easter and Christmas. Christ-bashing is their favorite pastime is seems.

  • No, they don’t dare poke fun of Islam or their prophet, they know too well the consequences. Look at Charlie Hebdo as an example.

    Still they need to repent and know the truth before it is too late. The are in need of Grace.

  • Rev_14:8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

    It is not called the “wrath of her fornication” for no reason.

    Drinking the wine is partaking in the doctrine.

  • You have certainly hit the nail on the head with this Bill.
    Here is yet another article pretty much a slap in the face to Christians over Easter…

    www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/spiritofthings/what-does-easter-mean-to-modern-christians/6367512

  • I wrote the SMH a short letter, but they didn’t publish it. I wrote “Elizabeth Farrelly must be relieved to know that Christianity is a religion of peace”.

    Maybe it was too subtle.

  • Galatians 6:7
    Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

    Romans 1:28-32 (NKJV)
    28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting;
    29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers,
    30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
    31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful;
    32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.

  • Happy Easter Bill, trust you have not let this person upset you too much. Although it is possible to sense the anger in you heart that these people get away with these stupendous insults and lies. Well they think they do, have we got news for them.
    I was about to quote Romans 1, when I noted Robin John above already has. For years I have been reading National Geographic, mainly as a means to keep tabs on evolutionary thinking. In the latest edition is an article by Joel Achenbach lamenting the Age of Disbelief, ie, Believe in Disbelieve.
    Bill Heggers Bridgetown W.A.

  • I wonder if she thinks Mohammad was a woman or even if she would dare mention it?

  • RE: “Imagine if the SMH came out with a piece at the beginning of Ramadan claiming Mohammed was a woman. Of course they would never ever dream of doing this – never in a million years. Or imagine taking a top ranking aboriginal icon and blasting him by claiming he may not have even existed, or was really a slice of Swiss cheese.”

    Spot on, Bill! In fact, the article – having been published on “April Fool’s Day” – has indeed backfired on Elizabeth Farelly … and has found her with a brain like Swiss Cheese – but with very little cheese and mostly riddled with gigantic HOLES.

    I don’t buy any “news”-papers. I have long given up trying to gleam at least a glimmer of truth in any of them and I am not in the least interested in which “contestant” was able to eat the most meat pies or which film star was able to bear the most flesh at “film premieres”.
    Today’s “news”-papers are not even fit to line the bottoms of garbage bins.

    But all the same, Christians must launch a “counter-assault” (civilised and well-argued) on these promoters of intellectual dishonesty and sleaze.

    Let’s get to work immediately and get ready with anticipated questions that we can answer with accuracy and with style.

  • RE: “I wonder if she thinks Mohammad was a woman or even if she would dare mention it?”

    Spot on, John.
    I would venture to say, that Farelly has no difficulty attacking a religion promoting GENUINE peace. She knows quite well there would be no physical repercussions
    … but Farelly would NEVER have the courage to dare offend any follower of Islam. Farelly knows what the repercussions would surely be. She likes living too much.

    Sadly she is quite (unwittingly) prepared to be one of the “useful idiots” which former KGB agent (Lt Ion Pacepa author of “DIS-information” – Amazon Books) charged with “manufacturing propaganda” and creating conflict/war between the West and Islam – thereby making it easier for Russia to invade other (weakened) countries to be invaded for their assets and for increased power and domination.

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