Friday, November 16, 2012

This We Believe

A friend of mine, Doug Pearson, is a missionary in Mumbai, India.  Like many other missionaries and ministries, he’s found Facebook to be a great communication tool with friends all over the world and, sometimes, to share things that have touched him.  With permission, we’re sharing one of those moments in eternity:

I was listening to Ravi Zacharias dealing with Modernist thought....he quoted..........Steve Turner, journalist in England:

“We today believe in Marx, Freud and Darwin. We believe everything is OK as long as you don’t hurt anyone, to the best of your definition of hurt and to the best of your definition of knowledge.

We believe in the therapy of sin. We believe that taboos are taboo. We believe that everything is getting better despite evidence to the contrary. We believe there is something in horoscopes, UFO’s and bent spoons. Jesus was a good man just like Buddha, Mohammed and ourselves. He was a good moral teacher, although we think some of His good morals were really bad.

We believe that all religions are basically the same, at least the ones that we read were. They all believe in love and goodness. They only differ on matters of creation, sin, heaven, hell, God and salvation. We believe that after death comes the nothing, because when you ask the dead what happens, they say nothing. If death is not the end, and the dead have lied, then it’s compulsory heaven for all, except perhaps Hitler, Stalin and Genghis Khan.

We believe in total disarmament. We believe there are direct links between warfare and bloodshed. Americans should beat their guns into tractors and the Russians would be sure to follow. We believe that man is essentially good, it’s only his behavior that lets him down. This is the fault of society; society is the fault of conditions and conditions are the fault of society. We believe that each man must find the truth that is right for him and reality will adapt accordingly. The Universe will readjust, history will alter. We believe there is no absolute truth, except the truth that there is no absolute truth.

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That should give us plenty to consider till Sunday’s post.  Thanks, Doug.

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