Political Coercion vs. Spiritual Transformation

Apparently there’s a pretty lively debate among Christians regarding the appropriate approach to criminalizing abortion.  One side will accept nothing less than complete prohibition, while the other side thinks it more realistic to attempt an incremental approach, gradually working through the legal system to put smaller prohibitions in place until a full ban is achieved.  … Continue reading Political Coercion vs. Spiritual Transformation

The Bible Is Not the Source of Truth

Truth is reality.  When our perception differs from reality, we are in error.  Sometimes we perceive a portion of reality which we extrapolate to describe the entirety of reality.  This is also an error.  See the story of the blind men and the elephant for an illustration. One of the greatest errors of Western Christianity, is … Continue reading The Bible Is Not the Source of Truth

Throwing Rotten Tomatoes at the Audience

There was a time when audience members would throw rotten tomatoes at lousy stage performers.  In Christianity, we sort of have a metaphorical reverse of that concept where the ones on the stage throw proverbial rotten tomatoes at members of the audience who dare challenge The Narrative. Question policy?  You’re a nuisance. Question methodology?  You’re … Continue reading Throwing Rotten Tomatoes at the Audience

A Method of Controlling the Masses

We rarely question why it is… that we’re all arranged in pews and looking [in] one direction, which renders us passive, muted spectators for the majority of the service wherein we’re becoming... experts in inspecting the neck of the person in front of us…  -Frank Viola1 The United States Marine Corps has been perfecting its … Continue reading A Method of Controlling the Masses