Speaking Out.


An insightful, sober-minded assessment, from which I only excerpt small pieces (the entire post is available below):

‘And we’re not going to be just talking about Christians today, either. This is another one of those “human nature” things that don’t necessarily just happen in religion. But we will start there today.

‘When a group member (like a Christian) acts out, the first thing “the tribe” does is assess the seriousness of the charge. Is the charge, whatever it happens to be, serious enough to warrant ostracism? …

‘If the wolf’s predations get exposed (and that’s a big “if,” since many of these wolves’ prey refuse to entertain the idea that their shepherd is actually a wolf at all), there’s a good likelihood that the sheep will be castigated and shamed for objecting to there being a wolf in their pasture–and some of folks doing that shaming and castigation may even be some of those sheep.’

Roll to Disbelieve

(Content notice: Religious abuse, and atheists being raging misogynists.)

In the wake of the Mark Driscoll fiasco, the Christian policing act has already begun. And I wanted to spend a little time today sharing why I think this policing act needs to stop, and why the fallout of this drama is such an important indicator of a group’s health and potential usefulness to humanity. And we’re not going to be just talking about Christians today, either. This is another one of those “human nature” things that don’t necessarily just happen in religion. But we will start there today.

Tróndur í Gøtu raises the hammer of Thor again... Tróndur í Gøtu raises the hammer of Thor against the arrival of Christianity in the Faroes, on a 2000 stamp (Photo credit: Wikipedia). OH DON’T WE WISH THIS WERE TRUE.

When a group member (like a Christian) acts out, the first thing “the tribe” does is assess the seriousness of the charge…

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