Monday, August 28, 2006

Scary Sad Wrong

"...the message of Jesus - intended especially for the irreligious - often is held hostage by the religious. Unintentionally, the religious develop insiders-only jargon that makes the message sound strange or distant. They may add to the message all kinds of cultural and cultic baggage. They may even declare 'culture wars' against the irreligious and, instead of seeing them as beloved neighbors, see them as a threat to be overcome or a problem to be fixed. That's scary and sad and wrong."

- Brian McLaren (from the Foreword of the book A Place for Skeptics)

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