THE CHRISTIAN PARADOX
How can a faithful nation get Jesus so wrong?
What it means to be Christian in America today.
A few words below from the article
By Bill McKibben.
“They have invited us to subvert the church of Jesus even as we celebrate it. With their help we have made golden calves of ourselves, become a nation of terrified, self-obsessed idols. It works, and it may well keep working for a long time to come. When Americans hunger for selfless love and are fed only love of self, they will remain hungry, and too often hungry people just come back for more of the same.”
“The contemporary Christian creed mirrors those on the secular bestseller lists, indeed of secular culture, with their fixation on self-improvement and self esteem.”
“A rich man came to Jesus one day and asked what he should do to get into heaven. Jesus did not recommend that he should invest, spend, and let the benefits trickle down; he said sell what you have, give the money to the poor and follow me. Few plainer words have been spoken.”