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Is Liberal Christianity Worth Saving?

Michael1872 Wrote: Jul 25, 2012 4:38 PM
The way Connor describes it, the traditional Christianity is not worth saving! The third and fourth paragraphs are most telling. The "core tenets" of Christianity, as he explains them, are ridiculous, and cannot be reasonably believed by anyone who has considered them thoughtfully (as opposed to blind-faithfully). It is not anything "liberal" that is causing the demise of Christianity, but rather, it is people thinking: actually reading the Bible and finding it horrifying (because they refuse to blindly accept "faith" justifications of the atrocities); considering the clergy as people rather than as something approaching infallible saints; etc.
Joseph64 Wrote: Jul 25, 2012 7:13 PM
What exactly do you find ridiculous and not to be believed?
dirvine Wrote: Jul 25, 2012 6:28 PM
This. There are passages that no one follows today,like working on the sabbath,eating shrimp,killing kids who curse their parents and such. It's better to question everything,instead of just blindly following it.
Joseph64 Wrote: Jul 25, 2012 7:14 PM
All those are the old Jewish laws. If you believe in Jesus you don't have to follow those laws anymore.
Birdman III Wrote: Jul 25, 2012 4:45 PM
Isn't that the great thing about this country? You can read whatever you like and nobody cares. Except, of course, if you read the Bible... then YOU care. Why, you don't even care if a Liberal Socialist reads the Bible and puts Liberal spin on it or corrupts it. But, gasp, if the meaning of the Book is revealed in your presence, gulp, horrors, you might get convicted of your sins. Whew!

The recent General Convention of the Episcopal Church has prompted a broader discussion of the fate of liberal Christianity. No surprise—the Episcopal Church has been one of the most aggressively liberal influences in American Christianity in the past few years, pushing hard against the traditions of the broader Anglican Communion. In The New York Times, Ross Douthat goes so far as to ask, "Can Liberal Christianity Be Saved?" But that question necessarily prompts two others: What is Liberal Christianity, and Should it be saved?

Liberal Christianity is dying on the vine. Mainline denominations are taking big hits across the board....