Mark Driscoll's tweet puts him on a pedestal while dousing him with radiant
heroism. "It's unloving not to say that." How noble. How righteous
... ly arrogant. In a sense, Driscoll uses a hypocritical slash and burn tactic
against everyone not Christian. And friends of non-Christians don't like it. If
Driscoll wants an even bigger firestorm, he should address the Dalai Lama
directly. Or Mohammed.
As one critic put it, such rhetoric causes divisiveness when the world's religions and ideologies should be coming together. It is, in fact, the kind of divisiveness that caused Leviticus to be written while the Jews were in captivity: the Chosen People were special and needed to separate themselves from idolaters.
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On my blog, Sacred Cows Make The Best Hamburgers,
I'm thinking about instituting an annual Righteous Arrogance Award to be voted
on by readers (and, yes, I'll include myself as a nominee, for even bloggers
about RA can be R[ly]A at times). I will, of course, post all the nominees and
the winner towards the end of the year in a full article (on OpEdNews as well).
Rev. Dan Vojir is has been writing/blogging on religion and politics for the better part of ten years. A former radio talk show host (Strictly Books " Talk America Radio Network) and book publisher, Dan has connected with some of the most (more...)