|Lord Save Us From Our Opinions|
|Written by Everett Piper - University President|
|Tuesday, 22 September 2009 08:17|
On Monday night I was part of a premiere viewing of the new documentary film, Lord Save Us From Your Followers. Here is my quick take on this movie, which seeks to call Christians on the carpet for their failure to follow Christ. The redeeming quality of the movie is that it shows the unique ability of Christianity to be self-critical and self-correcting. Because Christianity has confidence in an immutable standard of rightness and wrongness - an absolute moral compass - it has the ability to step back and look at itself critically and 'repent,' 'reform,' and 'revive.'
While I cringed at yet another documentary loaded up with caricatures of thoughtless, red-faced, angry people claiming to be Christians, I found myself strangely amused with the obvious: The indignation that the movie seeks to kindle in the mind and heart of the viewer would have no meaning if there is no righteousness to contextualize it and to serve as it's fuel. Thus, with a bit of a backhanded compliment, the movie affirms the very thing that many viewers may seek to refute. Without the self evident truth found in the Logos - without Christ - we would have nothing left but subjective opinions to serve as basis for being offended by Christians (or anyone else for that matter).