Christians Responsible for Most 'Hateful Internet Speech,' Says Washington Post Religion Reporter
An editor for The Washington Post's religion section claimed that Christians were behind the majority of nasty and vile feedback she had received throughout her career in an op-ed Thursday.
Sally Quinn, the moderator of the religion website On Faith, which spun off from The Washington Post last year, described the earliest "hate emails" she had "did not just attack what I wrote ... but were also vicious ad hominem attacks."
"I can't tell you how many people wrote in to say that I was a whore and a slut and so much worse that I can't even write it here. And these all came from Christians," wrote Quinn. "I was going to hell. I had made a pact with the devil. Jesus and God hated me. One man wrote that he hoped I would get in a car accident, that the gas tank would explode and I would be burned alive. He was a God-fearing Christian, and he ascertained that I obviously was not one."...
Michael Hranek wrote: Have I ever shared with you the red pen principle? My pastor in Knoxville taught it to me. Read anything you want but read it prayerfully paying close attention to whether or not it lines up with Biblical Truth in the context of all of Scripture. Mark (as with a red pen) those things that you find that don't and putting down Scripture references why, mark those that are likewise clearly Biblical with references why. In this way you can be obedient to 'Despising not prophecying but examine everthing, holding fast to that which is good.' Remember don't give anybody a pass because they are popular. Scripture tells us of Peter, a genuine Apostle used by the Spirit to write 2 Books in the Bible, who nevertheless came under the influence of false teaching and needed the rebuke Paul gave him in Galatians.
I picked up a book recently in which I didn't know had false teaching: I have been thinking of using this technique with this book and perhaps writing a book/paper about its heresy so others may read it and glean? On-the-other-hand, I have also thought about throwing the book into paper recycling â€” I have been praying to The Lord about which path to take. Thank you for sharing!
I'm with Mr. Hranek on this one. Liberty University is compromising because they are training the future leaders of the church. Saying they are not responsible for bringing false teachers is like saying Apostle Paul wasn't part of a local church, therefore when he was training Timothy who could bring in the gnostics as a motivational speech as he goes out to teach in the local church. I do not always agree with Mr Hranek, but he is a Godly man and a good teacher. And glen is responsible because he is doing it on purpose in my estimation, I have been concerned about his reporting style for years for many reasons, but most of all, he's got evangelicals convinced he's one of them by one of their weak points... eschatology.
The end of my last post was chopped off so let me finish. You haven't taken any reproof yet so i'd like to see you take some now and apologize to P. O. T. And by the way, as BibleSays pointed out, no man is above reproof. So make a sincere apology to P. O. T. For your rude and mean conduct.
It appears that you started this fight by calling P. O. T. a hypocrite and continued by calling him a liar. Neither of these are true if you read the rest of the thread on Mormonism, where he apologized to everyone on that post, and admitted that he had been wrong on his stance. Most of this was thanks to John UK and Ladybug's compasionate approach to him. As you so aptly said Hranek: "you don't even know what someone else knows and has walked through.". Who knows what hard times he may be going through, and I'm sure your accusatory, in you face, kind of approach to him doesn't give him any warm, fuzzy fealings towards you. And you gave him such a rude responce after he apologized to you, by practicaly implying that he has no right to teach anything to you! First of all, he wasn't teaching you, he was merely pointing out an error in your sermon (a rather large one), that I noticed as well. You also then insuated that he should quit posting on here just because of a mistake he made weeks ago! And let's be honest here, you are the one who comes across as being arrogant because you can't take any correction. It speaks to P. O. T.'s humility that he was able and willing to take your correction, and even apologized again for something that happened weeks ag
I haven't attempted to teach you, just poin this out for the benefit of everyone here on the post. I don't think any man is above making mistakes (including me), and it isn't in my estimation an issue for one brother to correct another if they have made a mistake. I'm sorry if I've been spittfirish towards you, I misunderstood what you had said. But even with this misunderstanding in mind, the issue I pointed out in my last couple of posts stillremains. I'm not trying to "teach" you or attack you, I have just posted these things for the benefit f everyone here. I wasn't trying to falsely accuse you, and I'm sorry if anything that I have said resulted in falsely accusing you.
PursuitofTruth wrote: Dear Mr. Hranek, Sorry for accusing you. The first time listening to it ii could have sworn you were talking about "you adulterer", but it appears instead that you were speaking of Liberty University. Just so you know, the passage you quoted was talking about the church, not universities. That being the case, I don't think you can level such an accusation at Liberty University because they invited Glenn Beck, because thy are a university, not a church.
Dear PoT Just so you know, it might be better for you to take a break from posting, especially in attempting to teach someone you have repeatedly falsely accused. and offended, so that you don't come across as arrogant like you know so much more and better without consideration you don't even know what someone else knows and has walked through
Perhaps in time if you take the log out of your own eye first you might see clearly how to take the speck out of anothers eye and actually be a blessing and not a stumbling block nor offense
I have to think it is safe that would be a blessing to you
Gill's Comentary on James 4:4 (the portion Mr. Hranek quoted)
The friendship of the world] The world was their god; here they committed their spiritual adultery; and they cultivated this friendship in order that they might gain this end.
Whosoever-will be a friend of the world] How strange it is that people professing Christianity can suppose that with a worldly spirit, worldly companions, and their lives governed by worldly maxims, they can be in the favour of God, or ever get to the kingdom of heaven! When the world gets into the CHURCH, the CHURCH becomes a painted sepulchre; its spiritual vitality being extinct.
Thought this would be helpful to our dear friend Mr. Hranek.
Sorry for accusing you. The first time listening to it ii could have sworn you were talking about "you adulterer", but it appears instead that you were speaking of Liberty University. Just so you know, the passage you quoted was talking about the church, not universities. That being the case, I don't think you can level such an accusation at Liberty University because they invited Glenn Beck, because thy are a university, not a church.
Christopher000 wrote: Hey Michael, I downloaded the Furious Longing of God to my tablet the other day. Haven't begun reading it yet but sounds like it will be good.
Christopher000 I don't know Brennan Manning, although I have heard of The Ragamuffin Gospel and am cautious about it.
Have I ever shared with you the red pen principle? My pastor in Knoxville taught it to me.
Read anything you want but read it prayerfully paying close attention to whether or not it lines up with Biblical Truth in the context of all of Scripture. Mark (as with a red pen) those things that you find that don't and putting down Scripture references why, mark those that are likewise clearly Biblical with references why. In this way you can be obedient to 'Despising not prophecying but examine everthing, holding fast to that which is good.'
Remember don't give anybody a pass because they are popular. Scripture tells us of Peter, a genuine Apostle used by the Spirit to write 2 Books in the Bible, who nevertheless came under the influence of false teaching and needed the rebuke Paul gave him in Galatians.
PursuitofTruth wrote: You compared Glenn Beck to an adulterer and a murderer. This is what I confrontred you over
For the sake of others, as politely and respectfully as I might:
My words are recorded and available to listen to, if I had actually said what you falsely accuse me of you could have quoted me and written out what I said. Is the reason you didn't and couldn't because
"I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak,"
~ Matthew 12:36
"whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God suppliesâ€”in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen."
~ 1 Peter 4:11
"Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another."
~ Titus 3:1-3
"Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person."
~ Colossians 4:6
English Standard Version (ESV)
Thank you for posting Jessica Dawson, great verses! I think they are very relevent.
Not sure who the "they" refers to , but since my original comment is getting a little dusty as others post, let me clarify that I didn't infer, or otherwise state in any way that I abhor anyone. PofT can speak for him/her self, but I'll venture a guess and say that things may not be all that they appear. My guess is that PofT doesn't hate any Christian, or anyone for that matter, but was speaking of the hypocrisy itself and misconstruing his thoughts, simply mis-spoke. Just mentioning this because its what I figured after reading the original reply..."
Thank you! You are 100% correct regarding my former post.