So he argues one possible reason for the decline in violence is because of the rise of leviathan. Is this what you are advocating?
I'll have to watch that again, I must have missed that quote. Does he actually say "leviathan"? What does that mean to you?
Interesting that he points out a significant decline in the number of pogroms in Europe after WWII. Gee, I wonder why that was?
Care to enlighten the rest of us?
there is no doubt that 'violence' is taking place during an abortion
Yes, there is in fact doubt. Up until the point that a fetus can survive outside of the mother's body, it is essentially a parasite. Once the fetus is externally viable, any "abortion" procedure should be limited to removing the fetus from the mother's body, not intentionally killing it. Until that point, I consider the mother's rights to outweigh those of the fetus.
Really though to deny the positive impact of true Christianity on raising the status of women, children, immigrants, the poor and others from the time of Rome to the present day displays a significant ignorance of history.
Please. Without Christianity we would be at least a few hundred years more technologically advanced. Thanks for the dark ages, bro. Science has brought humanity out from the grip of religion.
Then surely you have considered that there is a difference between people who claim to be Christians, and the actual teachings of the Bible?
There is no such thing as a true Christian. Everyone interprets the bible differently. You are just as Christian as those in Africa who burn children as witches, and no more.
I once again point out to you
that the bible is full of examples
of behavior that is completely unacceptable by today's standards. I'm sure you agree that these things are horrible, yet you claim to derive your morality from this "holy" book. How can you not see the ridiculous nature of that assertion? You derive your morality from yourself
, and using that tool you pick and choose which parts of the bible are good, and those that are not.