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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

1st Great Myth

In the next four posts I will be paraphrasing Dwight L. Johnson's book, "The Transparent Leader." In chapter one, Chuck Colson writes about 4 Great Myths (he calls them the 4 Horsemen) of our time.
Myth Number #1: The Goodness of Man
G.K. Chesterson said that the doctrine of original sin is the only philosophy empirically validated by centuries of recorded history. We multiply evil by denying its existence. This myth deludes people into thinking that they're always victims and never villains, always deprived and never depraved. It dismisses responsibility as a teaching of a darker age. It excuses any crime, any bad behaviour, because it can always blame something else...its either the sickness of the society or a sickness of the mind. It truly is the "golden age of exoneration."
"For there is no one who is righteous except God"
-Paul the Apostle, Romans 3:23

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