Two-Minute Warning

Subscribe to TMW

Want to receive Two-Minute Warning in your inbox each week? Sign up here!
First Name
Last Name
Email*
Two Minute Warning
About TMWTMW ArchiveTalking Points
Arab Democratic Winter

Election Proves Worldviews Matter



Following the ousting of Mubarak’s regime, Westerners were certain that Egyptians would elect democratic leaders. Chuck Colson explains why that didn’t happen.
watchmore
Talking Points

...and resources


Recommended Resources

The Foundations of Democracy

The jury is still out whether democracy is possible in Egypt; however, T. M. Moore asserts that shalom is possible wherever a Christian view of the world is allowed to flourish..

Find books, materials, and conversation starters about this week's topic >>

BreakPoint Radio

Friends of HOPE
Jim Liske | January 25, 2012

Spiral_of_Silence_Header
Silence in the face of a threat to liberty spells disaster. Find out how you can learn to Break the Spiral of Silence by signing up to join us for the Wilberforce  Weekend March  30-Apr 1, 2012


Chuck Colson and John Stonestreet interview former U.S. president Jimmy Carter about Christianity in politics on BreakPoint this Week.


From the Colson Library

colson_center_library_picture Liberalism and Christianity
Wilhelm Röpke
colson_center_library_picture Egypt: The Key Players
Robin Phillips
colson_center_library_picture Egypt: Is it like Déjà vu all over again?
Faith McDonnell

We're part of your online community! Check us out on Facebook and Twitter!
Facebook_logo2twitter_logo

 

Other Books From Our Bookstore
rise_of_christianity The Rise of Christianity
Rodney Stark |
HarperOne | 2007
book_that_made_your_world The Book that Made Your World
Vishal Mangalwadi |
Thomas Nelson Pub. | 2011
Why_You_Think_the_Way_You_Do Why You Think the Way You Do
Glenn Sunshine |
Crossway Books| 2006

whiteblock
whiteblock
whiteblock

http://www.colsoncenter.org/the-center/columns/talking-points

Comments:

Worldview Matters!
Not all of us were naive enough to assume that the "Arab Spring" would produce democracy! Not in Egypt, not in Libya, not in any Islamist country! The people there are blinded by Islam, and they have no concept of freedom! The word "Islam" means "submission"! The only question for them is who rules over them: the military, or a dictator (benevolent or not).

We had no business trying to impose democracy--or, anything else--on them. The common people there want nothing more than we want: to live out their own lives in their own way! It's not OUR way, but it's what they want. We need to leave them alone to work out their own situations for themselves instead of working feverishly to re-make them into mini-versions of The United States of America. We have more than enough work here at home re-claiming our own democracy!