Just something to chew on


I like coming up with things to stir the pot up a bit so here is my next one. I was listening to Christian radio talk about the Liberty group and how they have put out some sort of information package on graduation ceremonies and how prayer can’t be censored from them. Their contention was that any speaker can choose to talk about God or pray if they feel like it and those types of things aren’t illegal at school events and as such can’t be barred.


But here’s the rub…

If I can say whatever I want about God no matter if someone in the audience is an atheist or a Buddhist or a “shaneite” or whatever and will be offended by it does that mean that I could also get up and recite dirty poetry no matter who might be offended? What I am saying is that if it is my “right” to say whatever I want about God then isn’t it my “right” to cuss like middle school boys.

There is something that has been bothering me for a while now. Christians love to say that “they will say whatever they want, no matter if it is politically correct or not”. And that is cool with me, but if you do that then you have to understand that someone can act in a way that goes against what you believe even if it offends you because they also don’t have to consider your opinions.

Christians have been the biggest kid on the block for so long we think that everything should be geared out way. But the truth is that we have to be willing to extend to others whatever privileges we want ourselves.  

One thought on “Just something to chew on

  • May 11, 2006 at 10:26 PM

    What are "rights"?

    Are "rights" – as we often hear that term used – of the realm of the world – the flesh, Are my "rights" an expression of a desire born in my ego and not my soul? Is our "right" to pray before a Friday night high school ball game a pride and ego thing?

    I am continually amazed at how impotent we collectively think God is.

    I wish you and your wife well with the birth of your child.


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