Bad Religion : How We Became A Nation Of Heretics (3)


Bad Religion : How We Became A Nation Of Heretics – Ross Douthat, Free Press, 2012, 4,5p

” In this America,the ancient Christian teaching that the Scripture are simultaneously divinely inspired and open to multiple interpretations has become an either/or choise instead. You’re either a rigid fundamentalist who believes that dinosaurs just missed hitching a ride on Noah’s Ark, or a self-consciously progressive believer for whom the Bible is a kind of refrigerator magnet poetry, awaiting rearrangement by more enlightened minds. As a result, the Jesus of the New Testament, whose paradoxical mix of qualities and commandments presents a challenge to every ideology and faction, has been replaced in the hearts and minds of many Americans with a more congenial figure-a „chose your own Jesus” who better fits their own preconceptions about what a savior should and shouldn’t be…”

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