Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Protection Racket Christianity

Whenever I read about a progressive Christian warning conservative Christians about how their teachings are causing people to leave the Church, I take careful stock of the situation. Even when the teachings in question are ones I think are wrong or I disagree with, I cannot help but notice that many times they happen to be issues that the progressive is in all other situations gleefully condemning and encouraging people to abandon the Church over.

It's not unlike a mob enforcer talking about what a pity it is that your store keeps catching fire, and a smarter fellow would buy some insurance from his buddy.

5 comments:

The Deuce said...

It's the same mentality behind concern trolling in general, really.

Crude said...

Come to think of it, yeah. I forgot all about that term.

Ed said...

The mob enforcer illustration is humorous.

Syllabus said...

"That's a nice congregation you've got there. Be a shame if anything happened to it."

msgrx said...

The difference being, of course, that paying protection money will stop the mob boss from burning down your store, whereas there's no evidence whatsoever that moving your Church in a more liberal direction will stop numbers declining.