That’s apparently the attitude of 83% of “mainline Protestants”–over 4 in 5 believe that there’s nothing all that special about the Jesus Whom they claim to love and serve. “Christopher Scott, a member of (St. John’s Episcopal Church, New York City): “I don’t think there’s any doubt that that’s possible. … Anyone can find their way…I picture the universe — speeding through the galaxies…If I’m imaging God, that’s what I imagine. It’s an all-powerful force.” Thanks, Chris, we’ll let you know when it’s your turn to teach Sunday School.

But that’s the mainline Protestants (like Obama’s United Church of Christ, by the way, which helps explain why there are many of us who have little confidence in Obama’s “profession of faith”); certainly no evangelical would throw Jesus under the bus, would he? 57% of “evangelicals” take the same stance–which means that 57% of evangelicals are categorically not “evangelical”. Here’s the (depressing) story:

Pew Survey Finds Surprising Flexibility in American Religious Tolerance

Note the subtle way that the ABC News folks equate doctrinal surrender with “tolerance”; I suppose that to believe Jesus is the exclusive way to Heaven is “intolerant”?

Then put my name at the top of the “Intolerant” list. That’s me, buddy, “intolerant”.

2 responses »

  1. Laurie says:

    And Mary Burrell believes in every religion? How about the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy? It never ceases to amaze me that these people, who don’t believe the Bible, and apparently don’t even believe in God – remain in the church – weird.

    Those are the ones Jesus was talking about when He said some would say “Lord, Lord”. God deliver us from such!

  2. Byron says:

    I’m sure Mary Burrell only thinks she believes in every religion, because it’s the tolerant, PC thing to say. She has no clue–but then again, when you’re in a church where the Word is not given its rightful place, you tend to say these types of outlandish things…

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