So much for the moral majority …

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This just in, from the Dept. of My, How Times Have Changed. The late Jerry Falwell built his career by building the Moral Majority, which he more or less disbanded in 1989, saying it had accomplished its goals. Even without the actual organization, Falwell and others always claimed that there was a Nixonesque silent majority […]

  • Asinus Gravis

    Mohler’s essay is interesting, if muddled.

    If his account of Prothero is correct, the Prothero has a very misleading sense of “Christian nation.” It is analogous to doing a questionaire in which one has to choose between describing oneself as (a) happily married, or (b) miserably single–no other alternative answers allowed; then he pronounces that the majority are happily married.

    Mohler operates under the illusion that “the faith” was “once delivered to the saints.” [Jude 3] The problem is that there was not one “faith” spread by followers of Jesus, but a multiplicity of them. A careful attention to the letters of Paul and James would make that quite evident.

    Mohler compounds the issue by describing his commitment to a false gospel. He ignores the “good news to the poor” that Jesus announced in favor of a message of “salvation” for guilt ridden sinners waiting to be manipulated.

    These may be somehow related to the odd symbolism in the margin of his piece. What are we to make of the crucified book image. Is that a kind of Freudian slip, letting the cat out of the bag on Mohler’s insistence on treating the Bible as inerrant? That is clearly one way to crucify our scriptures!