Mudcat Café message #1393919 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #77888   Message #1393919
Posted By: Joe Offer
31-Jan-05 - 12:24 AM
Thread Name: BS: Disprove 'Christianity'...You can't.
Subject: RE: BS: Disprove 'Christianity'...You can't.
Well, I suppose most of the Christians here are moderate or progressive, and might be taken aback by Mike's approach. Jesus and my Christian faith are as important to me as Mike's faith is to him, but I figure I'm supposed to prove or disprove the value of my faith by showing that it works - that it brings meaning to my life and that it makes it easier for me to be good to my fellow human beings. And if people see that it has value to me, then maybe they'd find value in it to - or not.

Not all Christians feel it's appropriate to evangelize. Some do, and I can respect that. But it's not my approach. I've worked in may Catholic and other Christian social justice programs through the years - but I make sure I work only in the ones that don't preach.

Mike is stating his case unequivocally, but it's not my approach to Christianity. Different strokes for different folks. Evangelical Christianity is very different from us progressives.

-Joe Offer-