Perspective on the Mel Gibson affair…

Okay, I know this is a bit delayed but I came across this article by Michael Coren, published in the Toronto Sun that I liked. In Christians are a Jews’ Best Friends Coren makes some good comments about the incongrous perspective the media and secular establishment in North America takes when it comes to covering “anti-semite” stories. He points out correctly that,

“If we want to see authentic hatred and bigotry, we only need to read the newspapers and watch television. There, one finds daily venom against Christianity from the mainstream and the most vitriolic contempt from the fringes.”

How true. I guess my questions coming out of this are, “What do Christians do to contribute to this ill-gotten perspective” and “What can we do to change it…or is it possible?” It leaves me wondering if the Christian Church (capitalized on purpose) were to live as Christ taught would such a perspective be present? Probably – I mean Jesus said himself that his followers would face persecution,

…In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. (John 16:33 – NIV)

but perhaps it might be less intense. What pains me most however is seeing more and more churches (usually in the mainline tradition) decide to take more “progressive” liberal stances in adapting to a secular worldview and dropping many of the core tenets of Christian belief in order to be more “relevant” and “accesible” to the world. Oh but that’s another subject I’ll probably write about some other time…

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