Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Quote of the day - Joe Sobran

The liberal account of history, taken literally, holds that the Dark Ages were a time, long long ago, when ignorant religious nuts ruled the world and you couldn’t even find a decent abortionist — oops, abortion provider — when you needed one.

Real historians discarded this caricature long long ago. The so-called “dark” ages were the centuries when the Christian faith converted Europe and either abolished or discredited such savage atavisms as infanticide, polygamy, slavery, and, yes, abortion.

Modern liberalism seems to regard the reintroduction of such evils as evidence of “progress.” I suppose it depends on how you define terms like “dark” and “enlightenment.” What liberals call “rights,” some of us still call sins.

Joe Sobran

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