“All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.” Winston Churchill

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Modern Culture

I am such a nerd. I listened to the Tony awards the other night and watched the ersatz missionary sing about faith. I didn't get the humor. One has to be completely faith-less and heartless to actually enjoy blaspheming one's religious beliefs. I hope that I have not held to ridicule someone's personal beliefs no matter if I might feel they are ridiculous. A person without religious beliefs could easily belittle any faith. I hope that those with faith in God and in His Christ will stand together in defending our right to believe even if we do not hold each other's particular beliefs. It is great to read the thoughts of a great thinker like John Mark Reynolds and see his integrity in standing up for the Golden Rule.

"When Broadway revels in impiety and offending Mormons, this disturbs me. It does not disturb me in exactly the same way as if a play mocked my own beliefs, but it breaks the Golden Rule. If I give blasphemy against Mormonism an easy personal pass, then I am not doing to another faithful man what I would have him to do to me."

Thanks Dr. Reynolds. I appreciate your great heart and brilliant mind even while being confused by your belief in a trinitarian God.