Can I tell you something. Got to tell you one thing. If you expect the freedom that you say is yours prove that you deserve it. Help us to preserve it or being free will just be words and nothing more.
Kansas, 1974

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Note to Self

Exodus 20:16 (English Standard Version)
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Some weeks ago I read some excerpts from the blog of someone who identified as a Christian and was a leader in their church. This person indulged in the kind of conspiracy fear mongering that is so prevalent on the internet. It struck me that making baseless clams that the entirety of the medical profession (except for a few brave souls who agree with you), the government (except for a few brave souls who agree with you), and research scientists (again except for the few who agree with you) are in a global conspiracy to harm people is a clear violation of the commandment that believers not bear false witness against others. This kind of behaviour, conspiracy fear mongering, seriously damages our Christian witness. Christians really ought to know and behave better.

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