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Friday, May 13, 2005

Thank You Jonah Goldberg!

For sticking up for us wacky Christians. Apparently Law & Order saw fit to take on the Scarey Christian Right...anyways, Jonah wrote a better article than I could, so go read it.

Two things about this article: to supplement what Jonah had to say, there actually is an example of someone coming to Christ and then feeling compelled to actually take responsibility for his actions - Chuck Colson (Funny enough I was just reading his story yesterday for an Ethics class). Not to mention there were rumors of that sort of thing happening after The Passion came out, but I'm too tired/lazy to look them up so you'll just have to Google them yourself.

Anyways, this just illustrated what I've come to love about being on the right side of the fence: I find that far more people are willing to actually be honestly tolerant of other people's faith. Catholic, Jew, Protestant, Atheist, Agnostic - you just don't see very much religious name calling. Which I think is cool. I think we could all set aside our defensiveness for a bit and have some honest discourse around here we'd all be much happier, if not better informed about the world at large.

And this goes for both sides of the fence - I have been snubbed by way back when pagan friends of mine for becoming a Christian, but I have also been chastised by Christian friends of mine for hanging out with a dominatrix (which I thought was especially annoying because she was a friend of mine's girlfriend). I mean, Jesus and then later Paul, went to the people where they were and they didn't beat them up for their ways, but tried to understand where they were coming from (Well, I guess Jesus already knew, but Paul didn't) and meet people where they were at. We need more of that.

Anyway, off my soapbox and back to work!


  • At 10:31 AM, Blogger David N. Scott said…

    Everyone should understand that we all have worldviews formed by experience and education, and that other peoples' worldviews/filters are easy to see, but it's hard to see our own.


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