Let us explore vulgar liberalism’s perception of Christianity, shall we?
1: “(Killing in my name) is literally the first thing I told you not to do.”
Incorrect. My guess is the creator of this image is referring to the Ten Commandments, “Thou shalt not kill.”
But Moses was not the first man to receive commands not to do something from the Father. That would be Adam:
Genesis 2:17 (DR) “But of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat. For in what day soever thou shalt eat of it, thou shalt die the death.”
…Oh, and “Thou shalt not kill” is not the first, but the sixth commandment on the tablets given to Moses.
The first Commandment was to not have strange gods before Him, with the second Commandment being to not worship graven images or anything of this world… Like the Degrasse-Tyson “science” fetishists or liberalism. Yeah, oops.
- “I wouldn’t make them that way if I thought it was wrong!”
God wouldn’t make abortionists, child abusers, murderers, misogynists, homophobes, fundies, Duck Dynasty, George Bush and Hitler if He thought it was wrong!
- “Just be kind to each other, people, it’s not that hard!”
To be fair, this statement is somewhat scriptural (though misapplied). St. Paul wrote the phrase “be kind to one another” in his epistle to the Ephesians (4:32).
With that said, Paul comes to this phrase after first urging the people to abandon the old ways of the Gentiles who have “abandoned themselves to licentiousness, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. That is not the way you learned Christ!” (4:19-20)
Licentiousness is to lack moral restraint and discipline, particularly in a sexual context. When Paul is arguing for kindness among the flock, he is writing for Christian unity against a degenerate and predatory world among the unjustified. He writes with the understanding that immorality is a slippery slope, that an unfettered man and a hedonistic culture quickly slides into self-destruction.
Bluntly stated, there is no modern lifestyle more licentious and self-destructive than homosexuality. Studies and reports, not to mention any real contact with actual homosexuals support this claim [LINK].
Of course, most people are too busy watching Glee or Modern Family to have any real understanding of homosexuality. Or Christianity. Or much of anything. Hence the facebook group “Being Liberal” and magazine covers like the one below:
4.* “Because the Bible tells you so? Do you realize how old that book is? Some things have changed!”*
While I believe that Sola Scriptura is both unbiblical and heretical, I disagree with the insinuation that the present somehow invalidates and becomes totally separate from the past.
In fact, I would go so far as to argue that the only things that have really changed are the objects man use and the lines on the world map. That Paul had to write so many epistles is evidence that even in the beginning of the Church, man was attempting to bend Christian teaching to serve their selfish desires.
Man was just as capable of immorality, ignorance, and evil then as they are now. Technology hasn’t changed this, it has only made participation in such things more convenient.
The title of this comic strip is the closest to honesty that the Being Liberal crowd can be comfortable with. If God wasn’t dead (in your mind) there would be much cause for fear and trembling, as He would indeed be very, very angry with you.