Perry Noble puts his critics on the couch for some psychoanalysis this morning.
He starts from the admirably humble position of assuring us that if someone doesn’t like him, it’s because they’re jealous of him.
If that bombshell doesn’t seal the argument for you, he adds this:
Why do “Christians” hate people who don’t believe just like them? (The reformed guys are usually the worse…and, being pretty much reformed in my theology I believe I can say that with integrity!) We all have different beliefs…but I would say if we could claim the Nicean Creed as our common ground…we should be mature enough to work through the rest.
Now, I’m not sure if he’s saying that because he’s reformed, he has a hate problem himself. He might be, because it does help to explain this characterization from just a few weeks ago:
We don’t fight battles with people that claim to be Christian but don’t like us. [emphasis added]
So, people who don’t like Perry are just jealous pagans. Hateful? Surely not.
As for working through differences, I also like Perry’s mature approach from a few weeks ago:
We don’t fight battles with bloggers. We don’t read the stuff, we don’t go on and comment, we don’t do that stuff.
Plugging your ears and shouting “I don’t hear you, I don’t hear you” counts as working things through?
It must be nice to live in a world like that.