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An excerpt from Franky Schaeffer

In his excellent book, Addicted to Mediocrity, 20th Century Christians and the Arts, Franky Schaeffer writes:

"In looking at the diversity of the Scripture itself as well as its contents and form, one can hardly imagine that the Bible has anything to do with the present narrow theological sloganeering aspects of evangelical Christianity. It seems to me that if the Bible had been written along the lines of what much of evangelical Christianity represents today, instead of being the full comprehensive wonderful Book of diversity, beauty, knowledge, truth, wisdom, it would be a three page pamphlet printed on pink paper (because pink sells), possibly with a scratch and sniff section on the back to stimulate some spiritual experience while reading it. In contrast, the real Bible, the Word of GOd, is solid, human, verifiable, divine indeed." - Franky Shaeffer

God Is Dead...

One of my favorite philosophers is Friederich Nietzsche.Not in spite of his statement that ‘God is dead and we have killed him,” but because of it.However, many Christians are afraid of reading and seriously thinking about the thorny issues presented in a philosopher who is not so easy to refute with the Sunday School answers with which the modern church has equipped us to engage our culture.No longer should Christians be afraid to dialogue on scary topics that aren’t easy to defeat.These issues require more attention, not less, since themes of post-modernism, existentialism and nihilism pervade the worldview of our age.The church is stuck in a modernistic system, and unless it adapts it will become irrelevant.We must continue to be able to fight for absolute truth against any wind of philosophy that affects our world.Unlike most logic based philosophers who deny any higher power, Nietzsche actually is internally coherent.Any philosophy which creates a system of morality must rely on …