Friday, May 25, 2007
Can you feel the love?
Recent commenters here, Dan Barnett and JazzyCat, have done me the great honor of trashing my emergent views as heretical over on their blogs. I call it a great honor because if you're not pissing someone off you're probably doing something wrong. ;-) Besides, I know that for every person out there who reads about my views and is scandalized by my "heresy" I know that there is very likely someone else out there who is thinking, "Wow, I've been thinking things like that for a long time now but I thought I was all alone." There are lots of people out there in the conservative evangelical circles that these guys come from who feel trapped in their version of the faith and need to know that an alternative is out there.

So yeah, thanks for helping me spread the word guys!

You can read Dan's critique here: Don't be Fooled

And JazzyCat's here: Emerging dead!

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posted by Mike Clawson at 10:32 AM | Permalink |


8 Comments:


At 5/25/2007 11:06:00 AM, Blogger The Christian Heretic

All I can say is, keep up the good work and always remember that there's no shame in "heresy." :)

 

At 5/25/2007 11:31:00 AM, Blogger Mike Clawson

Thanks Drew! ;)

 

At 5/25/2007 12:26:00 PM, Blogger Makeesha

long live the heretics!

In times like this, I think of Dr. Seuss.

...


"Be who you are and say what you feel,because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

Dr. Seuss

 

At 5/25/2007 04:44:00 PM, Anonymous joshua case

Well, as one Dutch rabbi said, 'that's interesting'.

Maybe its heretical to laugh at comments that are made too, but i appreciate what you do mike. Between you, Brian, Tony and others being abused, you are in good company.

Just keep your head and heart about you. I pray for you and your wife: protection and provision...

 

At 5/25/2007 07:26:00 PM, Anonymous Kullervo

Stirring up the hornet's nest is not always necessarily a bad thing...

 

At 5/28/2007 01:55:00 PM, Blogger C. L. Hanson

Re: I call it a great honor because if you're not pissing someone off you're probably doing something wrong. ;-)

So true, and I say this as someone who sincerely tries to bend over backwards to understand people who disagree with me.

On a related note, I hope you didn't find my questions on "freindly athiest" to be too aggressively confrontational. The Emerging Christian viewpoint is an interesting and unfamiliar one (different from a lot of Christians I've talked to), so naturally I'm curious on a lot of points.

 

At 5/29/2007 09:00:00 AM, Blogger Kim

i'm one of those who reads your views and exhales a sigh of relief

thanks,
kim

 

At 6/02/2007 02:48:00 AM, Blogger Steven Carr

MIKE
I call it a great honor because if you're not pissing someone off you're probably doing something wrong. ;-)

CARR
This is so true.

HANSON
So true, and I say this as someone who sincerely tries to bend over backwards to understand people who disagree with me.

CARR
That does take an awful lot of work, reading books that are cited, asking questions, asking questions again when no answer is forthcoming, asking questions yet again when they are still not answered.

Very hard work.

But if you are patient enough, you will be rewarded when the other person does eventually explain what he believes and why.

 

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