First of all "we" Christians do not include all Christians, or even some Christians. Second, as a Christian "I" do not have 2000 year old sins to worry about, just 49 year old sins, that I've been forgiven for, and a future to live better by, not a past to regret and look back on all the time.
Finally, most of us do not have the time or energy to take on the responsibility for the actions of those gone before us, and the common sense not even to try.
Fair enough. But apart from atoning for and repenting past sins, could this not be a way for Christians to train their minds towards greater humility? It would be an acknowledgement of our past transgressions and a statement and expression of our intentions to move in a different direction. We have to make more explicit our intention to put a distance between ourselves and the sins of past generations of Christians.
People like Terry Jones and Fred Phelps would not have emerged.
Is there not a saying that "one bad apple ruins the whole pack/bunch/barrel?" I think something has gone wrong with the quality control. Sticky pedals and poor customer service have ruined the once admired Toyota brand. Christianity's quality control process hasn't been doing its job......
On the other hand I don't have time for any of the world's melodrama unfolding. Reminds me of those Soap-operas...
Life wouldn't be so exciting if we didn't depict it with melodrama. Speaking of which, I was planning to end the opening post with the idea of becoming a "Bible-burning Christian" (in contrast to the normal "Bible-believing" Christian).
......but I forgot. Let's hope Samantha Brady can get out of this one without shame and embarrassment.
I have, and it's a long read.
You read that in Arabic?