Mature, Robust Christianity
So, a families house burned down. Their neighbor’s house was on fire as well. The fire department put out one fire and watched the other house burn down. See, there is not actually a fire department that covers the area, and if you want fire department service, you have to pay a yearly $75 fee. As the house burned, the family offer more than $75 to please just put out the fire. According to Glenn Beck? That is okay.
For commentators on both the left and right, the Cranick conflagration was a sterling example of the effects of a pay-as-you-go model of government services. Radio and television commentator Glenn Beck was quick to jump into the fray, siding with the fire department: “Those who are just on raw feeling are not going to understand…If you don’t pay the $75, then that hurts the fire department. They can’t use those resources and you would be sponging off of your neighbor’s $75…This is important for America to have this kind of debate, because, A, this is the kind of stuff that is going to happen. We are going to start to have to have these kinds of things.”
Bryan Fischer took it a step further. He declared it the Christian thing to do.
This story illustrates the fundamental difference between a sappy, secularist worldview, which unfortunately too many Christians have adopted, and the mature, robust Judeo-Christian worldview which made America the strongest and most prosperous nation in the world. The secularist wants to excuse and even reward irresponsibility, which eventually makes everybody less safe and less prosperous. A Christian worldview rewards responsibility and stresses individual responsibility and accountability, which in the end makes everybody more safe and more prosperous.
I’m going with mature, robust Christianity on this one.
Really? If that is Christianity? I am just gonna declare…than we need a new drug for the masses.
Simply put? If my neighbor needs to sponge off of my money to keep their home from burning down? Go for it. My neighbor, his family and their home matter more.
(Where, I might ask, is all their Christian compassion toward me?)
This is a common tactic by certain Christians. Basically, you know if someone asks this? They are probably a unique brand of fringe nut. Basically, what all people who ask that question have in common?
They are self loving loudmouths. Kind-hearted people never ask that question. Loving people never ask that question. Their focus is outside themselves. Fischer is attempting to claim his critics are just as bad as he is. But the problem is? Bryan has sown hate, selfishness, anger, cruelty, pain and death. And you know what happens when you sow? You reap.
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Why don’t people like Fischer ever remember the words “Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers, that you do unto me”?
Come on, that’s Jesus 101!
A PERVERSION of Christianity is what that is. What a crock of ….
Yeah…I think there is a lot in the Bible that suggests “Personal Responsibility” is less important than far right folks think that it is.
No, personal responsibility is important in the bible.
It’s just a different kind of definition.
According to the Bible I’ve read, it is your personal responsibility to watch out for others, help them, and protect them as best you can, even (perhaps especially) if it makes your life more difficult.
You are correct. I phrased that poorly.