Monday, 25 February 2013

A liberal faith

From James McGrath's blog...

If “liberal Christianity” means Christianity that reflects the cosmology and worldview of a particular era, then the earliest Christianity is liberal Christianity. It is only later, as cosmologies and worldviews changed, that some insisted on clinging to the views of an earlier era, because those happened to be part of the worldview of previous generations of Christians, including the Bible’s authors. That is why “conservative” Christianity ends up being a very radical departure from earliest Christianity, even in the process of fighting to try to keep the same worldview as they had to the minimal extent that that is even possible. By making the assumptions of prior generations into articles of faith, they stand against and not with the approach of the earliest Christians, even while claiming to defend their specific beliefs.

Preach it brother!


  1. As great economic 'Supercycle' Depression widens this year, starting with Greece-style austerity budget cuts, universities will be hard hit and review paying professors $150k to teach Jewish/Hellenist Christ myth(there was most probably no actual Jesus or Paul anyway)(Price)

  2. So I guess Bill O'Reilly's new book, soon to come out, entitled "Killing Jesus", will be considered a work of fiction?

    1. Exactly right, Larry. Bill O'Reilly isn't interested in presenting unbiased facts. He has a clear agenda and will fictionalize as needed to present that agenda in the best light possible. Anyone who watches his show or reads his writings should certainly be mindful of that.