A different standard for others?

Are evangelical Christians with every waking breath laboring to create a theocracy in which you can be jailed for incorrect thinking?

Believe it or not, there are those who portray us this way, and say a Christian forces others to live in a theocracy if he or she allows a religious belief to sway their civic decisions.

I find when a claim like this is made, it’s good to ask: What if the shoe is on the other foot? Do those who aggressively oppose belief in God force their anti-Christian morality on us when they vote based on their disdain for Christian belief?

Often, when I point out a double standard such as this, my verbal opponent will start adding factors to the conversation to demonstrate an action as OK for them, but not for those on the other side.

Proverbs 21:2 tells us that a person’s actions are always right in his or her own eyes. Secular writers call this “special pleading.”  Rather than appreciate the benefits of other viewpoints, they invent ways to cling to their original position.

So, what’s my point in bringing this up?

There must be some reason why those who don’t follow Jesus are so opposed to those who do, and some reason why they are so resistant to accept any acknowledgement of God.

What are your thoughts?

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