Thursday, January 21, 2016

Progressive Christianity Will Die

The general consensus amongst the 4 people who read this so-called "mind blog" is that its authors are incapable of serious thought. To make up for that deficiency, here's an excerpt from Fr. Longenecker's 12 step takedown of proglib Christianity:


The real divide in Christianity is no longer Protestant and Catholic, but progressive and historic.
When I say “divide” I should say “battle” because both sides are locked in an interminable and unresolvable battle. Interminable because neither side will yield and unresolvable because the divisions extend the theological and philosophical roots of both aspects.
However, it is true to look at the dynamic of progressive Christianity and see that by the end of this century it will have either died out or ceased to be Christianity.


Longenecker, a former Anglican priest, goes on to make his 12 points and they're certainly pertinent to a form, or a subversion of Christianity that's dying out. But here at the Compound we'd like to add a 13th observation.


Why would anyone go to a church that existed to reflect disbelief back on itself? Or, to put it another way, why bother attending a church when you can more comfortably read the New York Times or The Guardian instead? Same message, far less hassle.

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Well guess what, Longenecker's prophecy's being fulfilled and the proglib churches are dying out. You can read their dismal stats on the internet, if you care to find them.

God bless,



LL said...

Homosexuals can't create new life if left to themselves.

I realize that doesn't answer the question but it does, because so much of religion is passed down generationally.

Infidel de Manahatta said...

Catholics are a couple steps behind our protestant brethren but if they don't rediscover tradition they will die out as well.

Infidel de Manahatta said...

Pope Francis has declared that women can now have their feet washed on Holy Thursday. I guess that makes him a progressive Christian. I want to like this Pope but......

Mattexian said...

I think he hits it square on the head; why bother going to a "feel good" progressive church when you can just sleep in and beat the crowd to brunch early.

LSP said...

Longenecker alludes to that in his article, LL. Abortion falls under the same general category.

LSP said...

I don't know about Pope Francis, Infidel, but there's no shortage of dance nuns to get the party rolling. And for sure, lib catholicism is dying out at the same tempo as its protestant sister.

Of course the libs don't care, they want it to die out anyway. That some of them are bishops makes it all the more hellish.

LSP said...

My point entirely, Mattexian. Just throw in an ipad and Huffpo and you're set.