Thursday, October 23, 2014
I dare you!
So what do we do with this? How do we go about renouncing the sinful system of projecting blame onto a scapegoat? We might start by turning off the radio when the manipulative talk-show host tries to agitate the listening crowd into the evil of scapegoating. We might refuse to follow religious leaders who gain a following by the rhetorical lynching of the usual scapegoats. We might decide to stop practicing in our adult lives the juvenile playground politics of scapegoating the easy targets. We might tattoo our mind with these three transformational truths: The majority is almost always wrong. The crowd is untruth. Scapegoating is demonic.— A Farewell to Mars: An Evangelical Pastor's Journey Toward the Biblical Gospel of Peace