As a Christian, whose roots are in the European Reformation (Lutheranism) I am saddened but understand what is happening in Europe and will likely migrate over to the U.S. Christianity turned from its historical roots toward pietism and spiritual legalism.

Christianity is about the historical death and resurrection of Christ, and the atonement accomplished through that action, unfortunately when Christianity abandons that for moral policing it no longer serves any meaningful purpose. Just like the medieval Catholic church, modern evangelicalism is abandoning doctrine for obscure figures of authority.

posted by extra_nos: 481 days ago