Blocked Again

by MW Cook

So it looks like the Pakistani government has once again decided that the people here are far too stupid to be able to handle seeing some opposing viewpoints. As of this morning Blogspot, and who knows what other sites, are blocked in this country. Makes sense, right? Someone has a blog that says offensive things, so instead of examining their points and maybe even trying to respond to them, we just block the whole friggin’ server.

I guess we Christians do the same thing though. Whenever a new book or movie comes out that proposes some opposing viewpoints our first and only reaction is boycott. And so these viewpoints go unchallenged and interpret our silence as weakness. Jesus never did that. Neither should we. Wouldn’t it be better to take things like the Da Vinci Code, The God Delusion or the Golden Compass, read and analyze them and, if they don’t hold water, take them down?

We breathe selfishly when we refuse to listen to the voices of the world around us, especially when those voices are screaming things that we know to be false.