Xtian HaiKu: “Lost and Finding”

Ignorance has no age limit 


When ‘I knew it all’

I was still more ignorant 

than when I was ‘lost’


Plastic surgery

Hides a multitude of flaws

Questions are quicker


It may be a right

For one to stay ignorant

But I won’t find out



2 thoughts on “Xtian HaiKu: “Lost and Finding”

  1. Mike I don’t know if you follow Neil Carter’s blog, but this recent post is a brilliant response to the sort of comments that ColorStorm makes.

    I was particularly taken by the endnote, which I will repeat here:

    ‘* (Endnote:) Most would agree it would be unjust to send people to Hell just because they were born at a time or place in which they never had the chance to hear the Christian message. But there are some for whom this isn’t even an issue. Most Calvinists, for example, maintain (with the apostle Paul) that God can do as he pleases, and whatever he does is right by virtue of the fact that he is doing it. He is God, and therefore whatever he says is right simply is right. End of discussion. This is often called the Divine Command Theory.

    Besides yielding an ethic that is inescapably subjective and relativistic, the other main problem with this is that the same people insist that the only reason non-Christians can live moral lives is that we have the law of God written on our hearts, meaning that we have an innate God-given internal compass by which we KNOW what is right and what is wrong. This flows together with the argument that everyone can be held accountable for the good and bad things they do since supposedly this law is inherent in us, so we are without excuse (see Rom. 2:12-16).

    But then when our internal sense of justice is offended by the notion that people will be punished just for being born at the wrong time and place to hear the name of Jesus, we are told that we have no right to tell God what he can and cannot do. Suddenly our sense of right and wrong is irrelevant and must be put aside because we’re just creatures, clay in the hands of the potter or whatever.

    Do you not see the contradiction in this? Either we have a God-given sense of justice or we don’t, and if God’s own reported behavior violates that sense of justice, we’re supposed to just overlook that? Suddenly his ways are higher than our ways? Which is it? Because it can’t be both. Asserting that it can would violate the law of non-contradiction, and we all know that the Christian faith is supposed to be logically consistent, right? No one is requiring that we check our brains at the door, right?

    They need to make up their minds.’

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