Tuesday, December 19, 2006

A "Murderous Response To Sin"

I just read this very sad and disturbing story posted over at Anthony Bradley's blog. What do you think of all this?
In one of the comments that follow the post, Bradley says,
"Here's the problem: conservative Protestants don't really like hanging out with non-Christians to listen to them. Reformed people can be the worse at this because often they only want to listen to someone 'who is right.' "
Is he correct? I need to think about this some more, but I would appreciate your opinions. Do "conservative Protestants" really care about the Nates of our society?


Anonymous said...

I find such stories moving, but the indictments concerning "conservative protestants" and "reformed" are but strawmen arguments. They are easy to construct because they require no specifics. And thus, they are easy to blow down.

Not wanting to listen to or hang out with unbelievers? I'm sorry, few people even have chose. My family is full of unbelievers whom I have to listen to all the time. I hang out with them too. I am sure most of us can give similar testimony.

Sadly, the guy in the story had hypocritical and apparently deviant parents. But is that suppose to be an indictment upon the entirety of the Christ's church? Judas was a bad apple, does that mean all the disciples were up to no good?

Can we do better? Of course we can. But we must be careful with generalizations. Measure the case for what it is. But don't indict the entirety of "conservative protestants" (whoever that is) and "reformed" christians.

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Anonymous said...

Sorry for the double post. You may want to delete one of them.

wwdunc said...

Thanks for the comments, Anthony! You make some excellent points.