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I have seen a lot of questions in regards to "slavery," Christianity borrowing from ancient religions, and the like.

Much of what apologists are doing is not apologetics as much as them being historians. Many of our correcting skeptics comes to their misstating historical facts, or inserting false histories altogether. Some of this misunderstanding does come through a political/economic lens that taints a person's worldview. For instance, one of the most used books on American history is by Howard Zinn, a self-proclaimed Marxist (see my critique of Zinn: http://tinyurl.com/ovgxoz7). A good antidote to his junk are books by historian Paul Johnson... who used the classical model of understanding history rather than a "race," "class," "gender" approach to it (the "Liberal Trinity" if you will). For this reason I have compiled a list of resources: books, blogs, audio, and video links to help the apologist get a grip on history. If any fellow travelers think a resource should be added to a section, by all means, tell me: r-pt@rpt.net SOME NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORICAL MYTHS 1) Native American History In Public School (Howard Zinn Refuted) http://tinyurl.com/nyykgut 2) Johnny Depp & Disney vs. History (h/t ~ Brad Thor) http://tinyurl.com/knq3pup 3) Two other resources: The Ecological Indian: Myth and History http://tinyurl.com/l2pmht4 Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82 http://tinyurl.com/lteer69 SOME MYTHS ABOUT SLAVERY 1) Dennis Prager responds to our President's misunderstanding on slavery (and a couple other mischaracterizations of Biblical history): http://youtu.be/b-MDXMBV7Tc 2) I wrote a short response to the issue of Slavery: http://tinyurl.com/kpnzg6c 3) You can listen to Jonathan Morrow speak to the slavery and Biblical historical aspect of this. http://tinyurl.com/n26adao Jonathan has co-author or author of the following books: Is God Just a Human Invention?: And Seventeen Other Questions Raised by the New Atheists (with Sean McDowell);

Welcome to College: A Christ-follower's Guide for the Journey; Think Christianly: Looking at the Intersection of Faith and Culture.

4) The entire audio chapter by Thomas Sowell on "The Real History of Slavery," can be listened to here (it may take a while to start): http://tinyurl.com/kuzcen3 5) Some other resources: Is God a Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament God http://tinyurl.com/kj7nxlu Slaves, Women & Homosexuals: Exploring the Hermeneutics of Cultural Analysis http://tinyurl.com/bfp6ut7 God Behaving Badly: Is the God of the Old Testament Angry, Sexist and Racist? http://tinyurl.com/kmbycwm Black Rednecks and White Liberals http://tinyurl.com/kfunqoe Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters: White Slavery in the Mediterranean, the Barbary Coast and Italy, 1500-1800 (Early Modern History) http://tinyurl.com/kpvsy69 6 Modern Myths About Christianity & Western Civilization http://tinyurl.com/mwds9fy How Christianity Changed the World http://tinyurl.com/kp84mw9 3-Videos by David Barton: http://tinyurl.com/mbd7xap Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black & White http://tinyurl.com/n4axx9a SOME CRUSADE, INQUISITIONS MYTHS 1) The Real Murderers: Atheism or Christianity? (STR) http://tinyurl.com/kay4qxr 2) A Starbucks Encounter with Michael Berryman (See #' 10-to-conclusion) http://tinyurl.com/mzd6qle 3) Dinesh D'Souza's Response to Christopher Hitchens http://tinyurl.com/pgdoan9

3) Professor Clay Jones speaks about these issues and clarifies them well: https://vimeo.com/24218108 4) Some other resources: The Spanish Inquisition: A Historical Revision http://tinyurl.com/yhyyykp The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) http://tinyurl.com/orrojr4 Religion of Peace? Why Christianity Is and Islam Isn't http://tinyurl.com/5eqysm Defending the West: A Critique of Edward Said's Orientalism http://tinyurl.com/oe68ak6 CHRISTIANITIES "BORROWING" FROM ANCIENT RELIGIONS AND CULTS 1) Professor Yamauchi's partial chapter from "Persia and the Bible," http://tinyurl.com/oql9wz6 2) A long video response to Zeitgeist, the "documentary" (about 95% on target): http://youtu.be/1hgX6w4U-2o 3) This blog post on the matter, "An Analysis and Response to Zeitgeist": http://tinyurl.com/pyyksys 4) As well as pages 40-46 of my chapter from my book: http://tinyurl.com/cc6ju2g 5) Other resources: A Sure Foundation: Answering the Charge Against Christianity http://tinyurl.com/q6tc4jo The Zeitgeist Movement and the Historical Jesus: Separating Fact from Fiction http://tinyurl.com/npy7bnu Zeitgeist The Movie Exposed: Is Jesus An Astrological Myth? http://tinyurl.com/pzp2gjf Defeating the Myth-Storians (MP4-Video) http://tinyurl.com/o9m7t9k