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Truth is truth, no matter the source.

Bertrand Russell was a 20th century mathematician, philosopher and atheist. He once wrote a book entitled, “Why I Am Not a Christian.”

Russell observed behavior and attitudes that we are seeing in politics, the church and in every other realm where humans are involved.

Collective fear stimulates herd instinct and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.

Read that again, and think of the political debates these days. Think of the church fights. Think of labor-management discussions.

Collective fear stimulates herd instinct and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.

Amazingly, Jesus displayed the opposite behavior. He included those who were not members of the “herd.” He got to know them, opened his life to them. Result?

1. Many became members of the herd.

2. He got crucified for it

PS – for a lucid and reasoned response to Russell, see the following:

Why I Am a Christian – by Norman Geisler – or John Stott

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2 Comments

  1. Very good, Sam. And in Acts 4 the church members considered nothing to be their own possession and held everything in common and nobody needed anything.

    Radicals

    Just like their Savior

    What were they thinking!

  2. Right on target. Well put


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