Radical Christianity, part 1

Alrighty then, much ado has been made over certain comments made by Betty Rubble regarding “Radical Christianity”. We here at Last Row have certainly put in our 2 cents regarding said comments. This issue has been on my mind now for a week or so and what’s becoming clear to me is that a follower of Christ finds himself in a very radical position. Radical as in extreme or maybe taking drastic actions.

Why not? Let’s face it Jesus’ teachings and proclamations were pretty radical, in the sense described above. Anyone who claims to be God Himself is probably a bit on the extreme side, unless the person is telling the truth, of course.

The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7:29) is as radical as radical can be, no? “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you”? Are you kidding me? This statement alone goes against every fiber of our natural selves. Some might say that’s extreme and that’s not really what He meant. Well then what did He mean? He didn’t say it was easy, He just said to do it.

If loving your enemies and praying for those who persecute you is more threatening than radical Islam, well, I guess everyone is entitled to their opinion, even the delusional Mrs. Rubble.


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