Look how cute, Christians calling people fools

The Parable of the Good Samaritan by Jan Wijna...
The Parable of the Good Samaritan by Jan Wijnants (1670) shows the Good Samaritan tending the injured man. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today is April Fool’s day. In the United States, that can mean only one thing — 2 Chronicles 7:14 is second in use only to Psalm 14.1.

You know, the verse that suggests fools say there is no god. Now, this doesn’t really point to atheism, because it is difficult to imagine atheism in the time this psalm was written. But, like Genesis 1 and other verses, they tend to take this one like it was written by the white guy next door.

And they gloss over Matthew 5.22 — the one where Jesus says you shouldn’t judge the soul of the person. They refuse to take this one hyper-literal, although, if we took it by the Good Samaritan standard, then shouldn’t we count everyone a brother, sister, neighbor friend?

Anyway, if you are one of those types of Christians who believe that today is National Atheist’s Day, then you need to check yourself before you wreck others.

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2 Replies to “Look how cute, Christians calling people fools”

  1. I think it was Jacque Maritain who pointed out that Psalm 14:1 has the fool say in his heart that there is no God, which he interpreted as meaning as living as if there is no God, which he then contrasted with those who say with their mouth that there is no God, but actually live as if there is one. Thus, even if one says with one’s mouth that there is a God, but lives as if there isn’t one, then one is really saying in one’s heart that there is no God.

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