Christianity is doomed to be a sect because not only do we refuse to give the answers to life’s questions in terms the world finds comfortable; we also refuse to allow the world to set the terms of the questions. The sooner we grasp that, the better it will be for all of us. Our ministers might then spend more time on theology (perhaps even do a bit of reading ‘within the tradition’ before finding it helpful to ‘read outside the tradition’), more time being different to the leaders in the surrounding culture, and much less time worrying about how the world sees us. Trust me on this: it sees us as a cranky sect. Now keep calm and carry on.
The State Department has released its newest report on religious freedom around the world and it is “sobering.”
This from the same administration that has mandated religious organizations provide for medical treatments and procedures that violate their beliefs.
This from the nation that condemns the CEO of Chick-Fil-A for expressing the traditional Christian beliefs about homosexuality, marriage, and morality.
This from the same country that criticizes the church of Rome for appointing a bishop over San Francisco who is staunchly against the homosexual agenda.
Is it any wonder why the rest of the world increasingly hates America? Is it any wonder why many Americans increasingly detest America?