Friday, March 30, 2018

hatred toward vs. indifference or ignorance about Jesus

Joe Sobran from 1999 with a classic essay on why people hate Jesus (h/t: Lew Rockwell for republishing this today)
Hate for Christ is not all that common. Indifference is a far larger problem. As Elie Wiesel said, the opposite of love is not hate but indifference. Or Biblically, Esau is described as "godless"-- not because he opposes God, but because he's uninterested in the things of God.

Also more common than hate: ignorance about Jesus, downplaying Him to a great teacher (while ignoring at least His doctrinal teaching), imagining that He's a legend (vs. what science says about the origins and perpetuation of legends), or having unwarranted faith in a variety of conspiracy stories about the resurrection.


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