Saturday, May 10, 2008
Is it really that dangerous that some people consider themselves christian?
Some people think that it is dangerous that even moderate christians exist because they tend to overlook the immoral actions of extremists. I disagree. It is certainly true that moderate christians have a tendency to overlook such actions by people they identify as also being christian. However, I see this as a type of fraternity mentality, exhibited by many different types of groups. All that it means to me is that christians cannot be relied upon to police other christians when "outsiders" are potential victims. It is not their belief in a god that is the problem. The only problem comes with association with an "in" group. Attempts to eliminate such association are necessarily futile.