1. Travis Perry says:

    Good post.

    Yeah, it’s escapism to imagine we’d all be instantly loved and approved of if we could only be more like Jesus. Jesus offended more than a few people–not for the sake of offense itself, but because of his dedication to truth.

    Following cultural trends can be hard to avoid. Some are harmless and there’s no particular reason to avoid them–while others, like the Screwtape Letters noted, are a vital part of Satan’s influence campaign to change our values and persuade us (all of us humans, but especially Christians) that wrong is right and right is wrong.

  2. Julie D says:

    I thinkit was Chesterton who said something to the effect of ‘saying someone only believed X because he was from Y time period is ridiculous because he still could believe X today”….

    • I’m not sure what the point of this comment is. We know you are not a spammer, notleia, but a comment consisting solely of a link looks quite spammy.

      • notleia says:

        You go clicky-click on the linky, read the thingy that is linked. Saying “Hmm, yes, quite,” after reading is optional but highly recommended.

      • Can’t do that because the article is terrible. It takes a great many words to repeat a very simple and dull canard: “If you believe in and defend the biblical definition of marriage as one man, one woman, for life — the Christian belief that all Christians of every denomination believed and defended until literally the last few years — then you are a legalist and a Hater.” And this notion is utter nonsense.

        • notleia says:

          Which is why I posted a linky rather than a screed because I know how far that goes around here, yet I feel obligated to put up some kind of pushback against the implicit gay-bashing, what with the Nashville Statement being in the news and at least 50% of generic complaints about Unapproved Sex being about gay people.

          And “Hmm, yes, quite,” is actually a thoroughly noncommittal thing to say if you say it Britishly enough.

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