Sunday, July 21, 2019

The God of Love Had a Really Bad Week

A nice summary of what I've been saying for years.

There are 8,654,219 flavors of Christianity in America,  but there are really only two Christian worldviews in America, and they compete with one another, and they are almost diametrically opposed to one another. The first worldview (which the author calls the God of Love) is about inclusion, common ground, caring for the least of these. It's about bridges, not walls. Critics of the God of Love tend to view the disciples as a bunch of namby-pamby, wishy-washy communist libtards, praise God. The second Master God worldview is focused on rule-keeping, and tends to be punitive and exclusionary. It's about walls, not bridges. Critics of the Master God tend to view the disciples as a bunch of "Send her back" bigots, praise God. Both worldviews share the same Bible, but they are focused on different Gods. You can find echoes of both Gods throughout the Christian scriptures. And here's how it works: figure out how the Old Testament relates to the New Testament, then take a look at Rorschach Jesus and see who you want to see. Can you guess which one is now ascendant in the white American Christian world?

And yes, the God of Love had a really bad week last week. It's not been going well for the past few years, either.

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