"...I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me..." [Deuteronomy 5:8-10]

Monday, June 07, 2004

Being Christian doesn't mean you accept all things

A comment from a Conservative Christian's blog - darkstar218's Xanga Site:

"Just a quick note before going to bed tonight. Already seeing that the SAVED! critics are equating 'Christian' values with Love Your Neighbor, everyone and everything must be tolerated and accepted, etc. Bologna! I'm not denying that Christ gave us the command to love our neighbors. But Loving Your Neighbor does NOT mean overlooking sin. Christ forgave sinners and then ordered them to go and sin no more. Mocking Christ and his disciples is not something that should be tolerated by anyone; just as racism, sexism, bigotry, and hatred are scorned by the non-Christians out there, so should they also be denouncing this garbage. No, I haven't seen the movie yet. But I don't have to watch an axe murder to know that it's wrong."

Of course, I haven't seen the movie either, but it strikes me that it's likely having a pop at hypocrisy amongst believers rather than the believers themselves...


DarkStar218 said...

Check out my longer thoughts on "Saved!"


But to add, I don't believe the movie is as innocent as you make it out to be.

I quote from their own website:

"Saved! ... [presents] authentic Christian teens who make poor choices, have a crisis of faith, seek answers, and ultimately emerge with a genuine faith made strong through the fire of life."

I don't believe the producers intent is to portray atypical Christians. Instead, I believe they are trying to show that Christians are authentically hypocrytical. THAT is an attack on a Religious group, as I wrote earlier, and should be viewed as any other "hate" crime.

PTET said...

I've posted a reply to Darkstar218's weblog.