Tonight I wish to present a journal entry written by :iconjarredspekter:
It is presented without comment on my part. The main reason it attracted me is because of conversations in the past few years, with a close friend. I will only say, that I subscribe to HOPE.
WARNING: Political opinions and positions lie herein!
C.S Lewis made an inspired argument in his book Miracles that a chief problem with Christianity was its increasing focus on a negative commandment, not a positive one. Initially the religion was founded on the principal saying of Jesus 'Love your neighbor as yourself'; a positive mandate for action. But as time went on the new way of the church became a negative demand: 'Don't do sinful things'.
This might seem equally morally justified, but the difference is that now all the energy of Christians was focused on what NOT to do as opposed to what TO do.
And because of this focus the new commandment seemed to be telling others what NOT to do, as opposed to telling them what TO