In 2100, the last few thousand people in the last human settlement in the world in northern Canada will do their business at the Joe Manchin Memorial Pit Toilet.
Let’s check in with the Evangelical God:
- Requires 10-year old girls to carry the fetus of their rapist to term
- Requires doctors to let women die in childbirth when an abortion would save their life
- Requires people to catch HIV because he does not like the way he made them
The thread that I pulled that ultimately led to me deconstructing out of evangelicalism was inerrancy, and it’s truly on display in the modern evangelical GOP. When the entire Bible is considered inerrant and literal, despite the very clear fact that it is neither, it forces you to come up with some… novel ideas… in order to keep things together. It also forces you to ignore modern science, psychology, sociology, and even history in order to stick to a supposedly inerrant interpretation.
And in the end, it leads to evil. It leads to exclusion. It leads to hate.
And it ignores the radical, ever-expanding love of Jesus.