Thursday, May 05, 2005

George F Will: The Christian Complex

I like George Will. I started reading his columns in high school when a very attractive and very conservative young woman tried to convert me to the right wing cause. I certainly don't always agree with Will. But he usually has a reasoned, considered opinion.

Here's an excerpt from a recent Washington Post column.

Some Christians should practice the magnanimity of the strong rather than cultivate the grievances of the weak. But many Christians are joining today's scramble for the status of victims. There is much lamentation about various "assaults" on "people of faith." Christians are indeed experiencing some petty insults and indignities concerning things such as restrictions on school Christmas observances. But their persecution complex is unbecoming because it is unrealistic.

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1 comment:

Steve Bogner said...

I agree with his take on the victim complex in some areas of Christianity today. All too often, claiming a victim role is more of a cop out than anything related to being genuinely persecuted.