Skip to comments.Why the secular left should stop trying to change Christianity
Posted on 04/07/2015 7:32:42 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
For some secular liberals, the Constitution isn't the only "living, breathing document." The Bible is, too.
For evidence, look no further than Frank Bruni's latest New York Times column, which argues that "homosexuality and Christianity don't have to be in conflict in any church anywhere." According to this line of argument, Christians ought to engage in "a conversation about freeing religions and religious people from prejudices that they needn't cling to and can indeed jettison, much as they've jettisoned other aspects of their faith's history, rightly bowing to the enlightenments of modernity."
Now, Bruni's core argument is not without merit. Things change, and that includes religions. There are various interpretations of the Christian faith, and attitudes on any number of issues have shifted quite a lot over time.
But here's the problem: You don't have to go much further than Bruni has to argue not only that believers should bow to "the enlightenments of modernity," but that believers should expurgate from their theology things that have become politically incorrect and inconvenient.
Christians should certainly to be open to change if they sincerely believe that past interpretations of their faith's founding documents were wrong. But they should not do so based on political expediency, or because public opinion has shifted.
Bruni says that prominent gay philanthropist Mitchell Gold told him that "church leaders must be made 'to take homosexuality off the sin list.'" It's pretty clear that this is among the ultimate political goals of the gay rights agenda. It's also something of a slippery slope in the eyes of the faithful. Why not take premarital sex off the sin list, too?
Well, why not? Because the Christian faith holds the covenant of marriage between a man and a woman among its most deeply important tenets. Period.
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Because they will lose in the end.
Let’s cut to the chase: The government should establish an appropriate religion as Christianity, and get rid of the “unenlightened” brand of Christianity.
Why should they stop when they’ve been so successful thus far?
Food for thought.
Christianity is not Hegelian; its principles don’t change, because the Perfect One does not change.
Hey Frank, what other sins do you want Christians to celebrate?
They are not trying to change Christianity, they are trying to foment hostility.
There are many things in the bible that are open to interpretation, homosexuality is not one of them.
“Bruni says that prominent gay philanthropist Mitchell Gold told him that “church leaders must be made ‘to take homosexuality off the sin list.”
The leaders might very well cave, but the capitulation homosexuals crave is never gonna happen. They underestimate this thing called Christianity.
Besides that, we could no more wash homosexuality clean than we could wash the dirt off a mountain with a water hose.
Every Leftist totalitarian government (eg. communist nations) wants to get rid of Christianity because it is a threat to their power. Leftists want to have total power and they don’t like competitors, such as Christianity.
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