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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Problem ... Solution

Problem ... Letters to Hannah: The wages of sin

I think I now (finally) understand why Mr Egerer has rejected Christianity; and it turns out to be the most common of reasons.

Solution ... Blog and Mablog: Complicity and the Christ


K T Cat said...

Love your neighbor makes you paranoid? Huh?

Ilíon said...

Mr Egerer's rejection of Christianity is built primarily on a combination of these three things --
1) refusal to admit that he himself is a sinner -- or, to paraphrase Chesterton, "What's wrong with the world is me!"
2) refusal to acknowledge that he himself can do *nothing* to make himself righteous;
3) refusal to trust that God is good/faithful.

Ilíon said...

... thus, he sees both "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength" and "Love your neighbor as yourself" as paranoia-inducing, rather than, among other things, a reminder/command to stop lying to yourself about yourself.