...but in practice...
i've been reading david's work and i must say that it's brought me many personal affirmations and more than a few epiphanies. this is great stuff, and i sincerely hope he and others like him continue.
i do, however, have one small point i'd like to make...i'm sure that many will jump to a defensive standpoint, so i ask that you please read carefully and understand that my aim is to help this effort, not hinder it.
as a "recovering christian", i must state that david's apparent understanding of the christian "plotline" is inaccurate and seriously flawed...but that is not my real bone of contention, merely a statement of fact.
the real problem, as i see it, is the writing style and wording chosen in this article:
if we are all one, we are all to love one another accordingly, as well as see ourselves in each other and all other things..."there's only one of us here"...then why the attack? surely even those who have been "inculcated within the fundamentalist christian system" deserve more respect than what is being put forth in that article? should we not be treating our blinded siblings with great care and respect? don't we demand the same for ourselves?
there seems to be a very prevalent trend in today's western society...one where it's not ok to attack or belittle or insult any faith or religion...unless it's christian. that one seems to be fair game for anybody.
do we truly have a universal standard, or are we just as guilty as those we accuse?
where is the love and compassion in that article? where is the light? all i see is condemnation and sarcasm, and if this kind of attitude is not kept in check, then i fear that this may all lead down a very dangerous road for any who are unwary.
[moderator would like to ask that we all endeavor to avoid presenting personal subjective opinion as incontovertible fact]
Last edited by MarkM; 09-13-2008 at 12:54 PM.