Sunday, March 6, 2016

What’s a Christian to do?

From Pittsburgh-

The Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes opens with a famous phrase: “Vanity of vanities ... All is vanity.” I look at the state of public Christian faith today and wonder if it should say: “Ironies of ironies … All is irony.”

And there is irony on both the right and the left.

On the right, many Christians, including some of our presidential candidates, reject Darwin’s theories of evolution while embracing social Darwinism.

Social Darwinism is based on “survival of the fittest”: Those who rise to the top — the most “fit” — deserve to enjoy the fruits of their success and should not be encumbered by those near or at the bottom who cannot secure their own rewards.

Christian belief runs counter to survival of the fittest. Christ’s teaching and example in the gospels oppose survival of the fittest. They promote the fittest lifting up the least fit, telling those at the top that they should do everything they can to lift up everyone else, especially those on the bottom.

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