Be Intolerant Because Some Things Are Just Stupid
by Ryan Dobson
with Jefferson Scott
The title is what grabbed me – or more precisely, the subtitle: Because Some Things Are Just Stupid. This wasn’t a normal Christian manual condemning the modern sensibility of tolerance; this was something that was going to be a little louder and at least a little funny. It’s a short little book – only 121 pages – so I figured, why not? Let’s give it a shot.
The book is intended to be a crash course on the dangers of moral relativism and how to answer with Christ in a loving way. It’s aimed at younger Christians who are sitting on the fence, trying to find a Christ that won’t get them into trouble for being intolerant.
I’m not exactly the target audience here. I’m still young, sure, but I’m not a “young Christian.” I’m not a teen, nor have I been one in a good decade. I’ve been out of college now for nearly a decade. I’m also in no way on the fence when it comes to moral relativism. The Bible is God’s Word, period. What it says is true, period. So when it says that something is wrong, it’s wrong, period. (more…)