Friday, April 18, 2008

Margaret Thatcher Nails It On The Head!

I've always admired former British prime minister (now Baroness) Margaret Thatcher. I found the following quote from her today, and it's delicious. What an ally she'd make in battling postmodernism and the Emergent Church!

Ah consensus … the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies in search of something in which no one believes, but to which no one objects; the process of avoiding the very issues that have to be solved, merely because you cannot get agreement on the way ahead. What great cause would have been fought and won under the banner 'I stand for consensus'?

-- Margaret Thatcher


Rob Auld said...

My objection to Fundamentalism isn't the certainty, it's the attitude. If you have the truth, you don't need to try so hard to prove it to people who basically agree with you, and differ on small matters, which you have made great.


SolaMeanie said...

"Small matters," Rob? The substitutionary atonement a small matter? Denial of absolute, objective truth a small matter? Denial of Christ's exclusivity in being the only way of salvation? These are not small matters. If you don't deny these things, congratulations. I think you'd better have a discussion with Mr. McLaren and other extreme EC leaders.

I don't need to prove the truth. However, to obey Scripture -- which I believe is God's Word -- I must confront false teachers. So should you.

SolaMeanie said...

One more point. To those who embrace the postmodern mindset, certainty on any question is arrogance to them. Telling anyone that they're wrong about anything is a great criminal act (unless it's pomos criticizing those who adhere to Christian, biblical orthodoxy.

With the rank and file, I can be as patient as need be slogging through this stuff. The Bible says we are to be patient with the untaught and unwary. But I am under no obligation to sugar coat things when dealing with a pastor or "teacher" who ought to know better. They're going to get slapped around.