Objections were raised to the book's use of BC/AD for dates, rather than the politically correct BCE/CE; they demanded that mentions that from time to time Islam has persecuted Christianity be removed, and instead, negative articles about Christianity be inserted…and lots, lots more.
I am reminded of a quotation that I found the other day on that declaration of support for Pope Benedict:
"Nothing emboldens more the audacity of the wicked than the weakness of kind people"
Leo XIII, encyclical Sapientæ Christianæ, January 10th, 1890
rather like Burke's more famous
For evil to triumph, it is only necessary that good men do nothing.
There is a more thorough treatments of this topic here. on Claves non defixi.
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