Coexist

I am tired of seeing those ‘coexist’ bumper stickers.  You know- the ones with all the different religious symbols making up the letters of the word.  Not that coexisting is a bad thing.  It’s the message that the bumper sticker actually gives that wears me out.

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The message of the bumper sticker is that religions should all be getting along.  The de-facto idea is that NONE of the differences you have should override getting along.  The sticker’s idea would be that whatever it is that you disagree on should be ‘set’ aside for peace’s sake.  Not that you can’t believe that- just don’t insist on it.

And that is my problem.  See, an owner of said bumper sticker is saying that the religious person’s ideas are causing problems because they insist on them.  The owner sees the solution in the form of ‘insisting’ on their own ideas!  In essence, they aren’t saying ‘Coexist,’ they are saying ‘Submit!’  Specifically, submit to how they see the world should work.

Wasn’t that their problem in the first place?

The Myth of the ‘Single Issue Voter’

Evangelicals are spilt during this election season and one of the reasons why is the seeming success of labeling anti-abortion voting as ‘single-issue’ voting.  Some liberal and ‘progressive’ talking heads have gone as far as to label these voters as ‘immoral.’  This line of philosophy has made inroads in the evangelical realm.  This should not be surprising as the rise of liberal thought within evangelicalism has shown a stunning lack of deeper thinking, especially among younger evangelicals.  The main problem is that the ‘single-issue’ charge is unfounded.  ‘Prioritized voter’ is a better definition, and considering the stakes, to not be one raises serious moral concerns. Read more

Purest Gold

I cannot recommend this video enough.  If you don’t understand it, work at it until you do.  D.A. is not the most engaging speaker out there, but content is, and should be, king.  Check it here.

The Emperor Has No Clothes

“If the Gospel is veiled, it is veiled to the perishing.  The god of this world has blinded them to the light of the Gospel, which is the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” 2 Cor 4:3-4

Any thought that exalts itself against the knowledge of Christ should be taken out behind the barn and shot (2 Cor 10:5).  No, that doesn’t mean that I think unbelievers should be shot.  Some ‘Christians’ on the other hand . . .

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