Intellectual Surrender

A commonsense definition of terrorism: the deliberate targeting and murder of civilians to spread terror in pursuit of a political or religious cause. Pretty clear, right? Not to the nonjudgmental BBC, which refuses to label the perpetrators of the London bombings as terrorists (instead classifying the Islamic fanatics as “bombers”). From whence comes this even-handed neutrality? There is no need to be objective when describing the terrorists. They are intent on spreading terror and death among the “infidels” in the service of their pitiless religion. Can we not call a spade a spade? Or are we already surrendering intellectually?

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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