In the CNN Belief Blog there was a recent article entitled, Preachers confront ‘last taboo’: Condemning amid Great Recession by John Blake. The piece in itself was interesting, but for me the content paled in comparison to some of the comments directed at clergy and religion.
There is so much to declare that the U.S. is not a post-Christian society with the prevalence of churches across the land today even though most of those are in decline. Yet, there is a wave of people speaking against the church and those that lead her. As these conversations may not be the norm for Christian circles, I find it helpful to listen to the voices and learn what we can. So, may we consider this food for thought…
“And here I thought the last taboo for preachers was rational thought.” –sleepytime
“Religion is poison.” -pockets
“These guys preaching against greed would be like Bill Clinton lecturing people on adultery.” -j mann
“False prophets and charlatans. The whole lot of them.” -Mighty7
“Sounds like most of these preacher dudes are better Republicans than they are Christians.” -Dr. Rang
“There are Christians holding on tight to their nest eggs while people in the next pew are living paycheck to paycheck. God takes back seat to financial realities. The clergy doesn’t want to mess with their own meal tickets.” -Meal Ticket