Warren Throckmorton had an interesting post on correcting fake history the other day. It dealt with one of the prominent culture war evangelicals Dinish D’Souza. Warren’s post explains why false historical narratives need to be corrected.
“We can learn from history, but we can also deceive ourselves when we selectively take evidence from the past to justify what we have already made up our minds to do.”
“Together we must learn how to compose difference, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose.”
Dwight David Eisenhower
All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.17 God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 NLT
Classic Norman Rockwell
The other day Warren Throckmorton wrote a post that I found fascinating. It deals with one of the prominent evangelicals who are also in the culture wars. This individual is in the Robert Jeffress, David Barton camp and are Trumpist evangelical. I am to referring Dinish D’Souza. Kevin Kruse has been trolled by Dinish D’Souza. Each time the well known historian from Princeton University has shredded him in the process. The other day on Twitter did something different, he compiled a list of 124 historians from across the United States who also discredited Dinish D’Souza. You can read that below in the tweet I have inserted.
Getting back to Warren Throckmorton he asked the question, is it worthwhile confronting fake history and false narratives that some evangelicals are promoting? His answer is yes and he explains it in, “Is Confronting Fake History Worth It?” As an individual who writes about religion and theological movements, I also find myself sometimes tacking history. Its important to rebuke and confront false narratives otherwise the false narratives become accepted as truth. Its hard work and take diligence but must be done. Warren Throckmorton’s post is one that I wanted to promote at this blog.