Friday, January 29, 2010

Writing and Christianity

There seems to be a growing number of writers who I've talked to, and whose books I have read, who scoff at Christianity and go so far as to imply, or say, that all Christians are ignorant or ill-informed.
As a writer, to even imply that all Christians are ignorant when Leo Tolstoy wrote in-depth on Christianity, C.S. Lewis is still one of the foremost Christian writers, J.R.R. Tolken and Flannery O'Connor were both devote Catholic, Oscar Wilde converted on his death bed, there's talk of G.K. Chesterton being on the road to sainthood, well, I don't think anyone can call any of these giants ignorant, without first taking leave of their senses.
If you don't agree, or believe, then so be it. But when implying the ignorance of any religious people, or any group of people, you're usually only showing your own.
That's not to say that there aren't any ignorant Christians out there. But if you're looking for any faith, belief system, group, or even a small gathering, that is free of ignorance . . . I wish you the best of luck.
We're all ignorant about something. The trick is in admitting it.

Copyright © Colin Frizzell 2010.

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