Saturday, June 2, 2012
Honor your faith silently...
Those words were written by someone associated with a Girls State program that did not allow a Roman Catholic girl to walk across the street for Mass. The statement points out what worship and the free exercise of religion have become -- a silent honoring of our faith (not even God) and then a collective program to honor all faiths (where no truth is True Truth).
It is strange to think that worship is not satisfied by a moment of silence and some generic words about God that anyone and everyone could say. In other words, we have so privatized faith that it's practice is limited to or fulfilled by a moment of silence and we have minimized the idea of objective truth so that we can all say the same things about different gods and it all works for good.
This is exactly what our people hear over and over again from the world around them. Is it no wonder, then, that doctrine is seen as a bad word and the need to be together around the Word and Table of the Lord to be something extra, an add-on for the private time with the god of your choice.
But one thing is true. This person thinks exactly like the Obama administration and its redefinition of the freedom of religion into the freedom of worship -- preferably alone, quietly, and without any external means.
Whether you like it or not, faithful adherents to Christ's Word and Supper are being seen more and more as religious zealots who are far to extreme to be mainstream.