What Is It About Far-Right Christians?
Editor - Jim McGill writes (Letters, July 21) that if his far-right Christians are elected, they might "listen to the majority of their constituents." If the majority of the constituents truly acted like Christians, we'd have far fewer problems in this country than we do.
Why is it that Jesus and a mere handful of followers, without the benefit of mass media, were able to have a huge impact on the world, yet modern Christians are so wan and watered-down that even as a majority, the tyranny of the minority liberals is almost unbreachable?
Secondly, if these majority far-right Christians are elected, which minority denomination will be acceptable? They are almost beyond enumeration. Why are tolerant, peace-loving and truth-bathed Christians split into so many bickering factions? I doubt it has anything to do with their love of diversity and multiculturalism.
Finally, why is it that with so many Christians, the only time you hear them mention religion, it is in anger, indignation, or in reference to something they hate? When was the last time you heard on relate the parable of the Good Samaritan with its message of compassion, or that of the Prodigal Son with its message of forgiveness and all- encompassing love?
Reprint, Letters to the Editor, San Francisco Chronicle, July 28, 1994
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