Sunday, February 13, 2005

latent christian atheism

Here is a fabulous article from Crisis Magazine on the assumptions of many liberal Christians. It explains why they are hopeless, incoherent, and lack practical life. It is also linked-to at Titusonenine, which is how I found it. I highly recommend it. The general thrust is that if you deny the classical tenets of Christianity, like the last things (death, judgment, heaven, hell), then there's little reason to believe in or rely on our Lord's death and resurrection. The notions of salvation, justification, sanctification, etc. all become incoherent. Church is at best a psychological crutch, and the secular world is justified in regarding this strain of liberal Christianity with disdain, as weak and sick. Read it. There's much more.