There is madness…daily….and it isn’t going to go away without more people of good will calmly speaking hard truths in charity.
Here’s an example from a protestant minister:
North Carolina Pastor Charles Worley raised eyebrows recently by calling for gays and lesbians to be put behind an electric fence.
An electric fence? Madness.
But wait. Stuart mentions more madness across the pond, from an atheist blog, the likes of which we see sometimes here in America. This atheist calls on his compatriots to “occupy,” as it were, the churches. I wonder if a fence, of sorts, proverbially speaking, might be in order?
I have a cunning plan. We non-believers should unobtrusively infiltrate church congregations. Each time the vicar or minister or priest or pastor or preacher says something daft (as they surely will), we should muster our courage, raise a hand, be recognised, stand up and politely ask him or her to justify or explain it. Of course, the congregation will gasp at the effrontery of it. They will turn and stare in disbelief and outrage. But we must stand our ground and not be intimidated by the implicit demand that we should, like them, pay respect to the cloth through dumb, unquestioning silence.
It is clear that they just cannot accept that we have a King; a King Who is not merely standing at the lectern.