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We Don't Do God, thank God.
on 8 April 2012
Christianity being marginalised can only be a good thing. In the twenty-first century, we've outgrown the need for superstition; evidence and reason are what shape our lives today, or at least should, not the make-believe of faith.
The Careys, like most Christians, express the view that all morality stems from an adherence to their particular form of superstition and that the push back against a previously imposing Christianity equates with a marginalisation of faith. They complain that Christians are asked not to wear crosses at work, even though graven images are forbidden in the second commandment; whinge about the reduction of praying in public, when Jesus specifically prohibits this in Matthew 6, and see 'persecution' everywhere, forgetting that their saviour makes clear in Matthew 5.44 how they should respond to it. (A hint, Messrs Carey: it's not to write a book but to 'pray for those who persecute you and bless them'. You do neglect to mention that today's Christians are far more likely to sue others than to bless them).
If modern society, as the Careys bemoan, is compelling Christians to conform to their holy book's teaching on these and other practices, then what cause have they to complain? The brand of Christianity they want, the one that for almost two millennia has punitively determined how people should live their lives, is not biblical nor compassionate nor even properly 'Christian'. It really is no use the Careys crying foul now that society has finally come to its senses and sees their belief system for what it is.