Thursday, December 14, 2017

Patheos Lambasts Julio Severo for Mentioning Islamic Origin of Statue of Liberty


Patheos Lambasts Julio Severo for Mentioning Islamic Origin of Statue of Liberty

By Julio Severo
In his Patheos’s piece titled “Wingnut: Statue of Liberty a ‘Pagan Curse’ on America,” atheist author Ed Brayton said,
“Just when you thought the wingnuts couldn’t become any more ridiculous, they manage to top their own world record for utter stupidity. Julio Severo, a Brazilian blogger, writes at — of course — BarbWire that the Statue of Liberty is a pagan symbol that has cursed America. Because Islam, something something something.”
Then he added that the Statue of Liberty has “nothing at all to do with Islam,” as a direct answer to my article “Statue of Liberty, a Pagan-Islamic Curse on America?” published in BarbWire.
Have Patheos and Brayton been able to disprove my BarbWire article? Not at all.
* An article titled “The Statue of Liberty Was Originally a Muslim Woman” by the Smithsonian Institution says exactly the contrary of Patheos and Brayton. The Smithsonian Institution is a group of museums and research centers administered by the Government of the United States.
* There is also the DailyBeast article titled “The Statue of Liberty Was Born a Muslim.”
Is this enough? Are we hearing atheist Ed Brayton calling the Smithsonian Institution and the DailyBeast “wingnuts”?
It seems that Brayton does not like to use Google to search for very basic answers. This problem is widespread among left-wingers. They do not like answers. But they like to make trouble. “Die Hard Democrat” criticized me for the same reason of Brayton.
Brayton closed his diatribe by saying:
“People often ask me why I write about these people and their bizarre ideas. The answer, one would think, should be obvious: Because there are a lot of people out there who actually believe this stuff. Millions and millions and millions of them. They influence elections. They run government agencies. They sit on university boards and design homeschool curricula. Their ideas are distributed on websites like BarbWire, owned by a guy who was the assistant dean of the Liberty University Law School, which is hugely influential on the Christian right. We need to shine the light on this deranged ideology rather than ignore it.”
Brayton’s anti-conservative article was published on Patheos, a website containing a hellish salad of religious and non-religious writers. The first time I found Patheos I thought they were atheistic, because I saw atheistic writers among its columnists. In fact, Patheos is mentioned in “Right Wing Watch, of People for the American Way, Blacklists Julio Severo” for its criticism of my Christian view on demons.
Am I the only conservative Christian attacked by Patheos? By no means.
In the article “Christian Women Gathered in Washington To March Against Feminism and Abortion,” Patheos criticized Christian women who would protest feminism and abortion. The criticism’s author is atheist Sarahbeth Caplin.
In “Dear Christian Conservative: An Open Letter from an Ex-evangelical,” a Patheos’ progressive “Christian” who abandoned evangelicalism urges evangelical readers to abandon evangelicalism and conservatism. She will have a hard time in her mission, because no real conservative evangelical would read Patheos.
Atheists are not the only writers in Patheos, which has also the following columnists:
* Brian McLaren, a progressive Protestant minister who supports gay “marriage.”
* Qasim Rashid, a Muslim author.
* Brad Hirschfield, a liberal Jewish author.
* Vivianne Crowley, a high priestess of Wicca.
* Bristol Palin, daughter of former U.S. Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
* Frank Schaeffer, a progressive “Christian” who is the son of the late conservative Reformed theologian and author Francis Schaeffer. Frank became a liberal, pro-abortion and pro-sodomy Democrat and today he attacks all conservative stances of his father.
Patheos has many other progressive “Christian”, atheistic, Muslim, pagan and spiritualistic writers. If you are not conservative, you are welcome in Patheos! It is not a place for true followers of Jesus Christ.
Yet, it is the perfect place for left-wing wingnuts like Ed Brayton, who called me “wingnut” because liberals, progressives, socialists and left-wingers have a terrible habit of accusing their victims of what they are.
Three years ago, Brayton used the same name-calling against me. He has also labeled movie star Chuck Norris a “moron” because Norris said that if Obama were elected in 2012, his socialism would lead America to 1,000 years of darkness.
By repeating “wingnut” to himself he hopes to convince his atheist mind that I am what he is.
Yet, he is mistaken both in this effort and on the idea that the Statue of Liberty had no Islamic origin.
As far as it depends on progressive “Christian,” atheistic, Muslim, pagan and spiritualistic wingnuts, Patheos’s anti-Christian religious Babylon will bless a pagan-Islamic idol in New York cursing America.
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