Does the Bible Matter in the 21st Century?
Religion’s role in the Western World
- Duration 7:54
- Date May 20, 2011
Religion’s role in the Western World
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And welcome back as they did say yes we've switched spots -- now and Kimberly Guilfoyle has gone on to something else.
-- -- But what does stories -- today -- -- of the -- were talking about today but this particularly.
The story is very very big interest because.
Does the Bible matter does it matter to -- according to scholar of the Bible should matter because it is responsible for shaping the entire western world.
That they -- mango -- says the morality and freedoms that made America great.
Are eroding because we have forgotten the Bible and its and it's calls -- hearing to God's word.
And -- -- joins me now from Los Angeles welcome.
Thank you -- for having me and I should say that you have written a book and it's called the book that made.
How the Bible created the soul of western civilization it's very interesting.
I began reading this -- you say the west America and Europe and the like are headed for crash.
Well because the west has rejected its own soul which is the Bible.
When it president of -- takes his oath of office he puts this car.
Hand on the Bible and not on the constitution.
As -- only makes sense if because of the Bible to -- this -- of the west is the Bible.
Right now you -- talking to -- guess the -- is violent president Obama's statements.
-- -- -- And President Obama yesterday said that.
Our commitment to Israel depends upon history and values.
No watch history and -- values.
Most of the world hears it as.
It is value to defend us strategic military.
Presence in the Middle East.
Is is -- important -- because it offers a reliable military base.
To a medic got to protect its -- interest is that the value.
That's how the world -- it.
But if in fact the reason America has supported Israel.
-- -- -- their history of for the house and insisted to as 400 years of American history which was rooted in the Bible.
The belief that god gave that plot of land and real estate to Abraham's descendants.
Not of course led them to exploit intrigue their neighbors unjustly but do blessed -- -- Leg -- blessed Egypt are it.
It is -- should be blessing Egypt and Tunisia and see Ryan everybody else.
I want you actually get to that and -- that that's in their interest in part because we're going to be talking about that later with the panel but I also want to talk about you Asia Pacific idea of that.
The west is suffering its own right regardless of -- -- suffering.
In terms of its economy in terms -- morality because you say that didn't do it it's it's not relying on -- Bible anymore what kind of what kind of evidence is there for that.
Well let's just take economy that you mentioned.
-- Money is trust.
The dollar is the reserve currency of the world because the world trusted.
A medic and caddick -- -- can vote on American government it trusted the dollar.
-- big cause.
The dollar itself said in god we trust not -- agreed to -- trust.
If is secular capitalism becomes big green drew little capitalism as portrayed by -- -- -- on in the film I would dot.
There is no reason to trust America in fact everybody should visit CN -- greed driven secular and America so.
If the -- loses trust in American caddick took it loses trust in American dollar.
And if the dollar seizes to be the in global reserve currency then America -- -- drink deep fellow American economies in deep trouble.
It dollar bill is simply a piece of paper with that promise.
Can you trust could've made it -- declare bankruptcy tomorrow.
Could America default on its payment.
Could -- medica devalued dollar can you really trust America can you trust American politicians and bang because that's the problem.
Yes you know a lot of people think that the authority kind of going they would nursing in the book and actually -- fascinating new book.
It talks about count because of the road America sort of -- about because it was build a Protestant revolution.
I read reformation -- was built on the values and in the in the Bible that's the basis of our constitution.
And we're losing sight of that right now.
What are some of those signs what what happened to this.
Sort of idea that the Bible is no longer.
-- that is the standard bearer for the issue of the ideas of right and wrong.
Well you -- take the position of them in position a family position of manage.
America was the only country in the world -- president could be impeached for lying about his sex life.
-- candidate for presidency had to move out of the race because he was sleeping -- with a -- -- whatever.
This doesn't happen in France does this doesn't happen in the rest of the -- Because America uniquely.
-- -- energy.
For creating strong women strong children strong families strong economy and nation in my book -- if led to a token those observation.
That America has become greatest because committee can -- of the greatest.
Not all American Cogent is turning them into Desperate Housewives.
Because it has to -- men into boys nobody's.
Whip the -- takes responsibility for the woman he loves the children he has.
But boys live -- Neman and so well.
Idea it was the biblical idea of marriage and love which came from Martin -- us.
This acreage in -- Germany has the bomb was the -- Protestant.
-- -- But not its you have to that was hit him which defines what -- -- -- -- there is -- is -- the relationship -- -- and.
Very interesting I am very interesting viewpoint -- -- many of those miners say all -- -- post modern SA all religions are equal so.
You know what makes christianity's holy people of different from let's say the Koran.
Well just the right here.
The idea that one man -- should mean to one man one woman lifelong.
An exclusive relationship is -- -- -- I think idea is on a Muslim idea it's not a Hindu idea it's not a Buddhist idea it's not a Jewish idea.
It's not a sector that idea played it didn't believe in -- -- didn't believe that it for I didn't believe in it it's a big Q&A new testament idea.
-- is -- in -- -- does when that god made one need for a -- random but then to be one flesh permanently.
Understood as one man run balloon lifelong an exclusive relationship.
Is it -- here for idea this comes from the Bible.
And it's really don't let it cop a great nation because it's pretty is great villain.
But put mrs.
-- -- today okay many reject.
You that they reject the biblical idea then the man.
-- -- on -- and do the other Desperate Housewives OK thank you very much away I just wanna say the book is called the book that made your world.
How the Bible created the soul of western civilization -- -- -- -- -- Is the -- thank you very much for joining me today.
Thank you for having me it -- -- thank you very.