Is it an insult to refer to someone as a nonchristian now?
Republican Elizabeth Dole attempts to tie Democrat Kay Hagan to a group called Godless Americans PAC. The ad in question was rife with misleading clips and attempts to imply that Kay Hagan was, herself, one of those evil, horrible, morally depraved ‘godless’ folk. Kay Hagan’s response? “How dare you insult me by implying that I’m not a Christian! I am too!”
He went on to discuss how Barack Obama had a similar thing happen. Many people assumed, and many others bought into that assumption, that because his father was Muslim and his mother was an Atheist, Mr. Obama couldn’t possibly be a Christian. I;m glad that the President elect fought the urge to lash out. It would ahve made him look really foolish, and been extremely divisive if he portrayed the same sentiment that Kay Hagan had.
I would only be offended in that I work hard at living a life that I reflects what I believe. What I believe are Biblical, Christian princicples, and I want the people that see me each day to think somewhere in their mind that I reflect the character of Jesus Christ.
So, I don’t think I would be offended as much as I would be frustrated with myself for not fully living what I claim to believe. Which then resulted in people thinkning I was not a Christian.
What a great question Mr. Dizzy poses. Should a person be offended if they are labeled a non-Christian?
His questions are much better put this way:
So I ask again: is it an insult to be thought of as outside of the majority? Is it wrong to be black, hispanic or asian? Is it a shameful thing to be a Muslim or a Hindu or a Buddhist? Should one be embarrassed of one’s Atheism?
Thanks for the thoughts Dizzy Ninja.
Please share your thoughts on this.
Livin’ Out Loud,