Has anyone heard about this? It's Focus on the Family's latest gig. I checked out their website thetruthproject.com and here's just a sampling:
"The Truth Project begins by defining truth as "that which corresponds to reality." This absolute and eternal truth, at the heart of Jesus' mission on earth, continues to be the focal point of the Cosmic Battle in our own time."
Well, ladies, I guess the battle lines are being drawn. Apparently, if I don't accept as truth what these men have defined it as then I am just not in touch with reality. (Incidentally, the majority of whom are white and in their 50-60's--nary a woman in the group--guess women just don't know truth if it smacked them in the face.)
You know what my reality in evangelical world has been? It's been all about people who cared far more about their image and whether or not they are "in" with God--everyone else can go to hell--literally--than how they treat others. I have seen the ugliest side of humanity in the church.
You know what my reality in the real world has been? Most (I would say somewhere above 90%) of the people I have known outside the church would never dream of behaving the way most Christians do. So, unfortunately, I would say to the truth project people--the truth for me (if it does, indeed, correspond with reality) is that people without God are a heck of a lot nicer than those who claim to be his followers.
Of course, there was a dig or two for postmodernism and any idiot (I'm sure in their opinion) who comes close to embracing it. And you know what else bugged me??? The very last thing on their list of tenants, or whatever, is the whole love-your-neighbor thing. Seemed like an afterthought to me and something to neatly tie up the package. For only $119 you can buy the truth (a deal at $149 for a couple). If we wanted the poor of this world to know the real truth--God loves them--think of how much truth for them could be bought at $119 a pop!
just my two cents