From: Howard J. Van Till (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Dec 04 2002 - 08:27:19 EST
> ... you should not be repulsed by the self sacrifice which is central to
> personal religion. How one uses the self sacrifice is another matter
> entirely. Evil is evil.
Agreed. Self-sacrifice, like fire, can be employed for good or evil.
> ... I would suggest to you that the current trend to denigrate religion
> of the zeal is being aimed at Christians to make them lose sight of the
> power in their religion.
A suggestion: The only power of the Christian religion should be the power
of self-sacrificial love to overcome actual evil. (Agreement on the
distinction between actual evil and mistakenly-identified evil can, of
course, be difficult to establish.)
Howard Van Till
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