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I'm an evangelical Christian, member of the CPC, but presently & unjustly exiled to wander the political wilderness.
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Friday, February 09, 2007

Law & Order - Anti-Christian?

Wow. Just watched tonights episode of Law & Order.

It's been a while since I've seen such a more open attack on Christians. It was an obvious rip off of the Ted Haggard fiasco down in the USA... but that wasn't my problem with the episode.

The script had each of the main characters, repeatedly throught the show, display a near hatred of Christianity... over and over again. The female detective, while interviewing a church official, was way over the top... making statements and mocking Christianity quite openly. (obviously was just an act for her... but perhaps not for the script writer?) Multiple attacks on Scripture, characters showing obvious distain for all things related to faith, and on and on it went. It was pretty sad.

People wonder what I'm talking about when I talk about how people of faith are constantly attacked these days? If you caught the episode, now you see why.

Not that I expect it to change... the Lord Jesus Christ told us to expect it.

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  • At Sat. Feb. 10, 01:21:00 a.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Love your blog and come by often. Yes, Christ did tell us to expect it. That He will claim, in front of His Father, those who stood by Him and He will deny those who denied Him. Early martyrs understood Christ and God so well they were humbled to accept scorn in the name of Christ and praised Him that they might suffer something (even persecution to death) to return His love. Life is short. Eternity is, well, long.

     
  • At Sat. Feb. 10, 07:59:00 a.m. EST, Anonymous drew said…

    I didn't see the episode in question because I can't stand the Law & Order series so I'd have to ask what specifically was said on the show to make you cry persecution yet again even after I've repeatedly pointed out that Christians are not being persecuted in North America (although they sure seem to do a lot of persecuting of those who aren't Christians or theists themselves, although moreso in the US than in Canada).

    Until I see a transcript (or at least a decent recounting) of what was said I can't say too much about the episode, but I will say that nobody is obligated to give the Christian religion good PR (hey, even Christians can barely do that, how can we expect those who don't follow said religion to do so), particularly since most of the criticisms and "attacks" on the Christian religion that I've heard have been fairly accurate.

    In the meantime would you like to know why some people do criticize the Christian religion? It's not because they hate God or hate Jesus or even hate the Bible (at least not normally although I'm sure we could find cases of people who hate any of the above). It's because many of the followers of said religion keep trying to force their religious views and interpretations of the Bible on the rest of us. Many of us were brought up being taught very specific things about "right" and "wrong," "good" and "evil," "righteousness" and "sin," etc. by our parents and the Sunday School teachers and preachers we were dragged out to listen to. Then when we got a little older and started to think and question for ourselves we discovered that many of the things we were taught just weren't true and yet we were attacked by Christians for daring to question whatever interpretation of Scripture and theology we happened to be brought up with and for coming to conclusions based on honest examination of the facts. And just for the record, this isn't just a Christian problem, this is a religion problem as this happens to everybody who happens to deconvert from the religion of their youth after honest examination and realization of the falsehoods in them. It's not just a Christian problem as every religion has error in it and every religion has some truth in it, the problem is that every ardently religious person seems to think that their religion is error free and contains the truth, whatever religion that might be.

    And just for the record, I say all of this as a believer in Christ (just not the religion that men created in His name). My belief is that Jesus came to end religion (which is one of the reasons He was crucified), not create yet another new one.

     
  • At Sat. Feb. 10, 08:04:00 a.m. EST, Blogger Flognuts said…

    We have to have the worldly ability to understand that some "Christians" have gone over the top themselves. Many people hate Christians simply because certain sects come to their doors armed with all the arguments about why they should be heard and engaged. It is pretty basic. But others hate Christians who are activists, especially advocates "for" the poor ! These people instead of simply cutting veggies and feeding the poor have decided to enter the political fray, and quitew simply that's a war and an arena that will ultimately cost the CHristian his power and place in society. When Christians attack, even under the guise of advocacy for wretched humans, when they raise money for marches in the streets rather than a soup kitchen on the premises and a new altar covering in the nave, well .... could be trouble. Secularism looms. Look at all those single mothers. Do you really believe there's that many bad males ?

     

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