After the Muslim jihadist assassinated the Russian ambassador to Turkey, there are a number of media outlets who were quick to say this has nothing to do with Islam. This is a worldview found everywhere among liberals and media elites. They been very quick to interpret the religion of Islam according to their views. They do not interpret it according to what the religion itself says, nor do they report what is simply the logical conclusion.
The same liberal worldview has reinterpreted Islam as a religion of peace. A strictly Koranic view of Islam shows that original Islam was anything but a religion of peace. It was constantly at war with infidels. Of course, there are many moderate Muslims who do not live their lives strictly according to the Koran. They have moderated their views. But modern jihadists are based on a solely Koranic view of reality. The spread of early Islam was primarily by force.
As I thought about this tendency of liberals to view Islam as a peaceful religion , I realized they have been doing this kind of thing all along. They reinterpret religions according to what they think that religion ought to believe. They’ve done this with Christianity.
The Christian worldview says that you cannot get to heaven without believing in Jesus as Savior. Liberals balk at that and say no. They say Jesus was just a good man with lots of interesting things to say. They believe that Christianity is just one of many ways to God, regardless of the fact that Christianity denies this.
Christianity says that abortion is wrong. Killing an innocent human being and spilling their blood is an abomination to the Christian God. Yet there are liberals, including liberal Christians, who reinterpret the Bible to say that abortion is okay.
This is also happened more recently with the issue of homosexual marriage. Christianity only recognizes marriage between a man and a woman. Liberals, however, reinterpret the Bible and say that the Bible says no such thing.
But all this behavior gets back to the liberal worldview. The liberal worldview puts man at the center of everything. Truth is only what man interprets it to be. There is no objective truth. Thus, we can shape anything and everything as we see fit. This explains why the liberal mindset has constantly tried social engineering and failed. They have tried eliminating capitalism, which runs against human nature. They have tried giving out vast sums of money to people without any responsibilities attached, which produces bad human behavior. They have tried sex without consequences, which also runs counter to our nature.
A worldview that focuses on the truth and reality of human nature will always be more successful.