I was reading an article this morning in a magazine and came upon this snippet
"Personally, I have no time for those building a new form of fortress Christianity, attaching a right-wing political ideology to new expressions of biblicism, and highlighting hot-button issues like homosexuality. Ironically, the essential failure of these folks is that they ignore Jesus of Nazareth. Likewise, I am disillusioned by seminaries whose fascination with textual criticism and academic prowess replaces the simplistic faith of their students too often with cynicism, or even no faith, rather than a mature attachment to the person of Christ."
And I thought to myself, he's got a point. I see far too much emphasis being placed on abortion and homosexuality, neither of which are covered in Jesus's words or lessons to us. And far too little emphasis on His message of cohesiveness
The article goes on to point to the new movement placing Jesus back as the radical that he is.
The rest of the article is here, at Sojourners
Answer by soyousay at 9:09 AM on Jun. 28, 2011
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Answer by older at 10:05 AM on Jun. 28, 2011
Interesting post, adnilm. I agree that the focus on politicizing religion and focusing on specific issues is wrong, especially when those people forget that this nation was not founded on a single religion, but on secular ideals. However, I'm torn in feeling that I can respond to this further than that because I have strong feelings against religion being a public issue at all. If people want to hold on to their beliefs and traditions, I feel that they should be kept private--that they do not belong in the public sector. Charity is an exception. Charity is to give to those who need it, and should be done without strings attached. By the same token, it should not be hampered but encouraged by all for all who are in need. While I do not see the need for religion, I do appreciate those who believe and lead by example rather than by proselytizing and trying to impose their beliefs into our laws.
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