We struck up a conversation waiting in line for catering, first gazing absently into our phone screens, only to grow bored. Looking around the room, he confided in a low voice that he, too, was a Christian. Within the Warped Tour staffing, Christians are a minority and anomaly.
Is there something about Christianity itself which leads to the sort of oppression which its adherents have too often been guilty of? You know — the inquisitions, colonialism, slavery, pretty much every interaction we ever had with First Nations people in the Americas. To name a few.
For a movie to get parodied on that show means it broke through and captured an wide audience. The bottom line is this: If Christians get so offended at every little slight, what do we possibly have to offer the world? If we have so little backbone when the going gets tough, why in the world would anyone seek our help when they experience times of trouble?
We might as well give God the middle finger. Outside of a tiny minority of Christians, we have become a self-centered group of priggish snobs. Eighty-five percent of young people outside the church who have had connection to Christians believe present-day Christianity is hypocritical.
The show is set in the Bay Area and revolves around tech guru Richard Thomas Middleditch and his equally eccentric and nerdy friends as they try to create a new internet, called PiperNet. Being Christian, that is. Richard: Okay, so, that went well.
Self-appointed spokesmen for science often use the enormous size of the cosmos, with its billions of galaxies, as a club to beat up on Christianity. They say people in the Western tradition had to wait for modern science to grasp that the universe was huge, and had to shed historic Judeo-Christian views to do so. This is one of several anti-religious myths I dismantle in my new book, Unbelievable: 7 Myths about the History and Future of Science and Religion.
But there were 72 project sites across the city in total, so I only got to see a few of them. But, by all accounts, it was an explosion of love right across Colorado Springs. Tampa Underground is committed to connecting individuals into missional communities and empowering them to discover and obey their God given mission.
Rejected by lifelong friends. Commenting on the letter to the magazine, Pearson calls his announcement "freeing," but adds that he has lost some of the closest people in his life. He says some "church people" act like the worst people he has ever experienced.