George Carlin said, "Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?”
Mark Driscoll continues to take pot-shots at anyone associated with the Emergent Church movement. However, on the same blog that quotes his statements positively, a commenter took Driscoll to task for being too liberal and stated that there really was no difference between Mark and anyone in the EC movement.
The voices of certainty are many:
- True Christians are Full Gospel!
- KJV only!
- Tounges is the evidence of salvation!
- We are the only true church!
- You only have religion, we have relationship!
- Only the pre-destined are saved!
- Our view of atonement is the only way!
- The Bible is inerrant!
- There were no miracles, it is just metaphor!
- Baptism must be by immersion!
- You must accept the trinity!
- God wants his people to be rich!
- Jesus was a liberal!
- Jesus was a conservative!
Carlin nails us. Anyone above us or below us, faster or slower, to the right or the left, is OFF. We are the standard, and everyone else is on or off target in relation to our view.
One person's orthodoxy is another person's heresy. One person's opinion is another person's non-negotiable truth. Is there any way off this treadmill of being right?
Jane stop this crazy thing!!!