Friday, September 04, 2009

Comment on The Belmont Club,
"What a wonderful world Part 2"


Thomas Drew,
(who discussed modern Protestant theology)
There are limits to reason. The symbol of the Age of Reason, the culmination of the quest for precision, economy, efficiency, simplicity and humanity, was the guillotine. Barth's abstraction of God from the world can have consequences.

Your description of Protestant Christianity as "neither a religion nor a belief system" but rather as what sounds like an emotional and philosophical template of acceptance of an external judgmental authority that is reflected in an earthly faith and political system sounds to this non-Christian remarkably like another conjoined faith, ethical, political system that arose partly claiming to be a rational alternative to the corruption of Judaism and Christianity. That system is called Islam.

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