‘Christianity Is the New Secondhand Smoke’

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  1. carpro

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    http://www.breitbart.com/big-govern...rect-world-christianity-new-secondhand-smoke/


    In Politically Correct World, ‘Christianity Is the New Secondhand Smoke’


    In a recent op-ed, writer Matthew Archbold decries the modern tendency to avoid religious language in public, promising “good thoughts” rather than prayers for people, in a bow to a secular environment where Christianity is seen as “the new secondhand smoke.”

    Archbold relates a series of instances where even religious people are cowed into offering a “good thought” rather than a prayer for people in need, for fear of appearing to “impose their values” on others, anathema in today’s social climate.

    In an effort to explain the underlying suppositions behind the new trend, Archbold offers three hypotheses as to why people are suddenly offering “good thoughts” and “positive waves” for people.

    On possibility, the author suggests, is that people now believe in their “supreme ability to nurture positive energy and aim it at their intended target.” In other words, rather than appeal to an external divinity to beg for blessings, people now think they are capable of altering the state of affairs just by willing it.

    A second option is that people are just trying to say something nice without offending anybody else, even though the thought itself is completely meaningless. “They just don’t care about anyone else and that’s a good quick end to the conversation,” Archbold proposes.

    The third alternative, which Archbold believes to be the most probable, is that people are simply too scared in today’s world to say, “I’ll pray for you.”
     
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    What is peculiar is that when politicians such as Pelosi, for example, want to illustrate an opinion they will resort to theology. For example, they often say that we should take in Syrians because they are homeless just as Mary and Joseph and Jesus were homeless--never mind that it is false. And the list goes on. I once worked for a guy who insisted no religion in the workplace and then sent out a written memo saying that if we worked hard it would be returned to us full measure packed down.
     
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    Just as Satan uses scripture whenever it helps him get his evil way.
     
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    A "moment of silence" has been a substitute for prayer for years now.

    There's nothing as intolerant as the tolerant Left.
     
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