Sigh… I have opinions. They are probably different from yours. I don’t have the energy to write a long article pinpointing my exact feelings on the whole fiasco. Besides, other folks already have.
Goodness gracious, people. Most of you have not read the book yet. You are going off soundbites and what you may have heard from someone else’s assumptions. Rob Bell may just be a universalist. He may just be a heretic- but I don’t know yet because I have not read the book.
I think a lot of folks are forgetting that most of us are not Roman Catholic at this point. So all of us are heretics in someone else’s eyes. All of us wrestle with what it means to believe and follow in different ways- that doesn’t make us demons.
If someone is so upset about this book, about this Christian leader, I can understand you going after him. After all, I am more or less doing the same thing right here with this post. But it breaks my heart that this is where you make your stand- On one man’s opinion.
There are people dying in Japan. There are people starving all over. There are religious leaders molesting children. In fact, the ones who take up their cross to fight that are getting death threats. There are people killing other people because they are gay, differently colored, or differently faithed. There is homelessness everywhere. Isn’t there a better place to take your stand?
:::Edited 4/12/2011 at 12:30PM: I thought it would be appropriate to add this: