Truth Bombs: You may be asking yourself, “Why is this article on Truth Bombs?” I’m glad you asked. This is a classic example of how revisionist history gets started. The idea that rats caused the plague was completely based on the idea that medieval man was an ignorant, unsanitary person. Therefore rats overwhelmed the population and cause the spead of the disease. It is history based on an unfounded presupposition so we create myths about history to support our biases. We do the same with evolution, the civil war, the Exodus, the witch burnings and many other historical examples.
Article: Plague came to Europe in the 14th century and rapidly conquered the continent. The pandemic, one of the worst in human history, killed tens of millions.
Up to 60 percent of the population succumbed to the bacteria called Yersinia pestis during outbreaks that recurred for 500 years. The most famous outbreak, the Black Death, earned its name from a symptom: lymph nodes that became blackened and swollen after bacteria entered through the skin.
Source: We were wrong about rats spreading the Black Death plague
A plaque honoring America’s first president at the church he attended for more than two decades — Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia — is being removed after complaints.
Plaques honoring George Washington and Confederate General Robert E. Lee are being removed because they apparently make church visitors feel unwelcome and are too controversial, according to the church’s leaders. Currently, plaques are placed where the two historic men most often sat in the church’s sanctuary.
“The plaques in our sanctuary make some in our presence feel unsafe or unwelcome. Some visitors and guests who worship with us choose not to return because they receive an unintended message from the prominent presence of the plaques,” the church leaders said.
Source: Plaque honoring George Washington at his church is being removed — the reason why is absurd – TheBlaze
A student has been forced to leave his college after he was pictured holding guns and a Confederate flag while standing next to the Charlottesville, Virginia, statue that was the focus earlier this month of a white supremacist rally. Allen Armentrout did not attend the white supremacist rally at which
Source: Student Who Posed With Confederate Flag in Charlottesville Kicked Out of Christian College
TRUTH BOMBS: Appeasement at the expense of History. I call that Ironic.
The city of Baltimore removed four Confederate statues from city property under cover of night early Tuesday morning.
Source: Baltimore Removes Four Confederate Statues Under Cover of Night
The article says:
“The most contentious current example is the doctrine of original sin, which is being debated by Christians around the world. Many, especially evangelicals, still cling to the notion that two proto-humans eating an apple is the source of all death and suffering in the world. In this traditional view, even animal suffering originated with human sin.”
Source: Could God Have Used Evolution? Michael Ruse says no
This is what passes for “scholarship” today. This article is written by a “Dr.” of science and religion and he can’t even get his history correct about Galileo and Darwin.
First Galileo was not persecuted by the Catholic Church, if he was the Pope would not have had Galileo’s book published for the next 30 years after his death. Next, people visualize that Galileo was burned at the stake or something. He was only under house arrest for 3 months because of a dispute with the Pope, who was one of Galileo’s best childhood friends and not for his scientific discoveries.
Next this author says “as evolutionists point out, we now know a lot about the first humans and one thing we can say definitively is that there was no original Adam and Eve” Clearly he has NEVER reviewed the evidence of mitochondrial EVE or mitochondrial Adam before.
In the end, this is a clear example of what is wrong with modern science today. They ignore any logical contribution by religion and adhere to an apriori fallacy.