Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Evangelical Christianity destroyed its own brand — here’s why they are now widely despised

Christianity:Making It Easier To Cull The Herd.
“The Evangelical “brand” has gone from being an asset to a liability, and it is helpful to understand the transition in precisely those terms.” Back before 9/11 indelibly linked Islam with terrorism, back before the top association to “Catholic priest” was “pedophile,” most Americans—even nonreligious Americans—thought of religion as benign. I’m not religious myself, people would say, but what’s the harm if it gives someone else a little comfort or pleasure. Back then, people associated Christianity with kindness and said things like, “That’s not very Christian of him,” when a person acted stingy or mean; and nobody except Evangelical Christians knew the difference between Evangelicalism and more open, inquiring forms of Christianity.Those days are over.
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