Modern "Christianity"

First, a few clips from an interview with Mr. Obama:

FALSANI:
What do you believe?
OBAMA:
I am a Christian.

FALSANI:
Who’s Jesus to you?
(He laughs nervously)
OBAMA:
Right.
Jesus is an historical figure for me, and he’s also a bridge between God and man, in the Christian faith, and one that I think is powerful precisely because he serves as that means of us reaching something higher.
And he’s also a wonderful teacher. I think it’s important for all of us, of whatever faith, to have teachers in the flesh and also teachers in history.

FALSANI:
Do you believe in sin?
OBAMA:
Yes.
FALSANI:
What is sin?
OBAMA:
Being out of alignment with my values.
FALSANI:
What happens if you have sin in your life?
OBAMA:
I think it’s the same thing as the question about heaven. In the same way that if I’m true to myself and my faith that that is its own reward, when I’m not true to it, it’s its own punishment.

-Quoted from Beliefnet

This is modern Christianity in full bloom. Who is Jesus? A powerful teacher, a good man. How do I know I have sin in my life? Because I’ve done something that violates my values. These two statements go together like two peas in a pod. So long as Jesus is just a powerful teacher, sin will always be defined in terms of my —MY— values. If Jesus is just a good man, then there are no values outside man, and if there are no values outside, man, there are no values outside me.

Truly, when a man stops believing in God, the real God, the one in the Bible, he will believe in anything. Why is this? Because all other belief comes down to one thing —belief in the “holy trinity” of modern thought, me, myself, and I.

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