Thursday, April 21, 2005

Ignoring the Christian Point of View

In Wednesday's Daily, Tim Miller of the Campus Atheists and Secular Humanists seriously proposed that 'religious leaders have a bias against certain “sins,” like homosexuality, that they cannot understand,' completely ignoring the parts of the Bible that call out homosexuality as an immoral abomination. This is such a laughable assertion that I was sure there would be a letter from a Christian student the next day explaining how things really work. When no such letter appeared, I just assumed no students had bothered to send in a letter, until I received a copy of a letter that was sent to the Daily early Wednesday afternoon:

"Tim Miller's belief that religious leaders have some mysterious bias against homosexuality is way off the mark. Given that no sin is worse than another, here is an actual Christian perspective on why the sin of homosexuality is considered more serious than other sins.

If a man commits the sin of lust, to use Miller's example, he may sin momentarily, but he does not define himself by it. When a man commits the sin of homosexuality, he is in a constant state of sin, for by identifying himself as a homosexual, he is willfully acting against God's will with the full knowledge that what he is doing is sinful. Thus, homosexuality is moreso a mindset than a single act; this is why it is "singled-out," as Miller puts it. Were a man to come to church and say, "I'm a luster, and I am proud of it, because it is the way I was made," his sin of lust would be considered just as serious as the sin of homosexuality.

The main point of the matter is this: all have fallen short of the glory of God. We can either repent and ask for God's forgiveness, or we can continue in our ways, knowing full well that our actions are displeasing to God. Homosexuals take the latter path, and this is why it is such a serious matter.

Christina Tewes
Carlson School of Management"

I wonder why the Daily has decided not to publish a correct Christian point of view on the subject. I'm intent on finding out, and I hope to have more to report tomorrow. Who knows? Perhaps they decided that the best place for this campus to get its Christian theology is from an atheist.