Tuesday, November 30, 2004

A Twist on C.S. Lewis' Screwtape...And something to think about




Picked this up from a feed this morning and it made me stop and think a little bit.  Granted, the majority of it is a little over the top, but there are some things in here that should make you stop and think.  Can you support your support for the war in Iraq (or lack of it) based on principles?  It’s easy to support something because the “plausibility structure” around us supports it.  That is, it’s easy to get swept along with the thoughts and feelings of our social networks without reflection as to whether those thoughts are principled and biblical or not.  We must continually evaluate why we think what we think.  We are going to be misunderstood as a group by the world around us.  But we can be understood by those closest to us.  I’m continually amazed at the perceptions my international friends have of evangelical Christians.  And then we talk together.  Usually after explaining something their response is, “Oh, well you’re not like the rest of the Christians.”  I think I am, I think we’re just misunderstood.


Note:  The writer doesn’t credit C.S. Lewis and the “Screwtape Letters,” but it’s obviously built on that.

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