Thursday, January 26, 2012

Gary Cass Contradicts Himself

Ed Brayton makes a point I/we have been hammering for years. If you want to claim Mormons aren't Christians because they deny the Trinity/gospel of grace as Cass does, fine. Just don't then claim America's Founders as "Christians." Certainly NOT the Declaration of Independence whose three principle authors were theological unitarians.


jimmiraybob said...

Off topic but here it comes.

Gregg Frazer, The Religious Beliefs of America's Founders: Reason, Revelation, Revolution. (Kansas).

Univ Pr of Kansas (May 23, 2012)

Per, The Way of Improvement Leads Home @

Apologies if this has already been covered here and I missed it.

Phil Johnson said...

Ed Brayton brings up an important issue regarding all dogmatism.
Holding belief about Jesus in such a santimoniously dogmatic way so that persons develop the self righteousness to look down their noses is the work of blindsidedness. Were those dogmatic "christians" able to open their thinking enough, they might learn something about how others think of Jesus in the human sense. In the process, they might develop a better understanding of who Jesus truly was and is.
Such dogmatic sanctimony gives fuller meanings to the idea of what it means to be self righteous.
Good on Ed Brayton for bringing this to the surface.
Whenever we consider ourselves to be more informed of reality than others, we suffer the same malady that Brayton brings up.
Sad but true.

Jonathan Rowe said...

I didn't post to the homepage but perhaps I should.

Yeah I know it's been coming and I may be involved in a cool face-2-face event with Dr. Frazer on the book this summer.