Friday, February 06, 2009

The emptiness of full-on production

Thanks to Blogotional for bringing attention to Doug Groothuis's article on God-free religion to-go. Here's a sample:
We have made religion God-free--and in the name of God!

Our forms are fabulous, enticing the eyes, tickling the ears, tugging at the heart, drawing in the designer demographic. The choreography is cogent, spectacular, impressive. Our numbers are up, the complaints are down; our path is wide, our message inviting and inclusive.

We have put God on a leash. It is a powerful image: God for us, in our way. We celebrate the love of God without a nasty cross; the power of God without judgment and narrowness; the presence of God without any censorious legalism on his part. O God, we are free of God!
Ouch.

2 Comments:

Blogger nAncY said...

i do not find this to be anything new under the sun. this has almost always been a part of the Christian religion.

and who said that it would not be.

is it written that the road will be wide and easy, paved and smooth?

of course many are going this way! like duh!

just one thing...about the complaints being down...i don't think so.

10:16 PM, February 06, 2009  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

True.

8:19 AM, February 09, 2009  

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