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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Friendly Fire

A curious discussion is unfolding at Blognostic. We've mentioned them before because they are a blog that we at girlfriday want to take seriously.

The subject at hand is: When it comes to Christianity, how much time should a Christian spend "criticizing the very people who he believes have found the correct answer to life's most important question--how to please God and achieve eternal salvation." Is there a place for healthy criticism of the more vocal and public figures of every person's community of faith? If it is in fact appropriate to criticize even berate other Christians, faithful or otherwise, how far is too far? And what is the aim?

We've wondered it privately; now the worthy writers are wondering it aloud.

And responding!

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Blogger girlfriday said...

Fend for yourself! That's like scolding a knave for leaving a knight on the battlefield. All I could do was sit back and admire your swordsmanship.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Blogger Lois E. Lane said...

I think Brett makes some good points in that entry, but I would say a couple of things. 1) If one of his complaints is that Christians often make issues out of non-issues, is it not counter-productive to highlight the non-issue makers simply to make a point? 2) While he may claim to attack poor examples of Christianity and advocate a general faith in God, his enegery might be better spent reversing the two: Praise those who set a good example as true believing Christians; criticize the lukewarm nothingness that prevades a society who prefers an abstract, unaccountable faith in a supreme being.

Friday, January 20, 2006


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