Saturday, October 21, 2006

The Brewing Backlash (Part 2)

Is God dead? Atheism finds a market in U.S

But before we get too smug about the darn Euros, we better look around us.

Sir Chuck of the Wooden Eye

3 comments:

  1. "For Christianity, he said, 'It's very important for people of faith to realize how unsettling and threatening their posture and rhetoric and practice can feel to others. So it's an opportunity for the church to look at itself and say 'we have done things ... that make other people uncomfortable.' It is an opportunity for dialogue.' "

    I suppose that could be taken two ways. If we make them uncomfortable by our hypocrisy and by snubbing them, the we deserve a rebuke. On the other hand, if our righteousness makes them uncomfortable, then we are just doing our job.

    2 Corinthians 2:14. But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place. 15. For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; 16. to the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life. And who is adequate for these things?

    So, if we are living our lives, yes, we will make sinners uncomfortable.

    Sir John

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  2. Yes, while critics point at the first way, I suspect it is the second that is really the problem for so many.

    Excellent point, Sir John...

    Sirc C

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  3. Yes, while critics point at the first way, I suspect it is the second that is really the problem for so many.

    Excellent point, Sir John...

    Sirc C
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    To be fair I sometimes feel uncomfortable and intimidated around people who seem to be better then me at a given area. I can appreciate how others would feel intimidated even by me.
    Logic says that I am better then some and worse then others and that, that is a natural part of life and "so what". But few are logical.
    Also Atheists frankly confuse piety with irrationality and assume all religious people are potential suicide bombers. That is of course like assuming all atheists love the sight of a guillotine in the morning. But claiming logic isn't the same as having it any more then claiming piety is the same as having it.

    Sir Jason

    Sir Jason

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