/...the religious right need to sit down and look at what they're doing.G'on yersel wee man!
christians in the 21st century should be humbly tending to the poor and needy, not opposing stem-cell research, banning harry potter books, getting upset about homosexuality, and defending christmas from the pagan infidels.../
Makes sense to me. Read his full post here
/...We need to be sensible about what we do and don't speak out about, but we can't just fade into the background.Chris
/...The public expression of Christianity has become too politicised. As long as well-meaning Christians sell their souls to any secular political expression there will be compromise and a job half done. The Salt will lose its savour.J
Chaps... thank you for your contribution and the variety of opinions expressed in the comments (thanks to Andy too). I would like our shared faith to be about what we do and not about what we don't... about what we celebrate and encourage... instead of what we condemn and decry.
The world thinks we are haters... when we speak out... we speak out against something... be it trivial like Harry Potter or serious like stem cell research... When was the last time we spoke out for something? Probably the Manchester Passion?! We need to pick and choose our battles carefully...
Moby is probably too political for his own good here... but at least he is presenting an alternative to the Christian haters out there... he isn't fading into the background! Who else is out there, as high profile as Moby, presenting an alternative view of the Christian faith?
My God is the God of love... the God who gave us a chance through the birth of a baby boy... maybe if we expressed ourselves with this same kind of love... instead of the judgmental, self-righteous way in which we pick our fights... then more people would get it and we could actually make a difference.
"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Enter, you who are blessed by my Father! Take what's coming to you in this kingdom. It's been ready for you since the world's foundation. And here's why:Matthew 25:34-40 (The Message)
I was hungry and you fed me,
I was thirsty and you gave me a drink,
I was homeless and you gave me a room,
I was shivering and you gave me clothes,
I was sick and you stopped to visit,
I was in prison and you came to me.'
"Then those 'sheep' are going to say, 'Master, what are you talking about? When did we ever see you hungry and feed you, thirsty and give you a drink? And when did we ever see you sick or in prison and come to you?' Then the King will say, 'I'm telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.'
For me... its all about the poor... the despised... the forgotten... Maybe we should say less... and do more?
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