Friday, May 05, 2006

Religious communities hardly score with TIME

Another day in the media elite. But...it got me wondering - if the Rome Gazette had named the top 100 movers and shakers of the world in the last year of Jesus' ministry, would he have made the list? Would Paul have made it, during his last missionary journey? Doubt it!

9 Comments:

At 7:51 PM, Blogger Don Glover said...

You are entirely correct in pointing out the unmitigated bias against Christianity in popular culture, including its manifestations at Time magazine.

No, we Christians don't have to have the culture's attention and praise. Still, the popular blindness to Christianity and its works once again demonstrates the world's mindset.

Yet we Christians go on knowing that God, who sees everything, is the one whose praise we seek.

It is right for you to point this out and to draw proper conclusions, as indeed you have. Thank you for your intelligent Christian article.

 
At 7:56 PM, Blogger Don Glover said...

You are entirely correct in pointing out the unmitigated bias against Christianity in popular culture, including the bias manifestations at Time magazine.

No, we Christians don't have to have the culture's attention and praise. Still, the popular blindness to Christianity and its works once again demonstrates the world's mindset.

Yet we Christians go on knowing that God, who sees everything, is the one whose praise we seek.

Thank you for your intelligent Christian analysis.

 
At 2:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you see the column in the top 100 about Judge John Jones,"the Judge who ruled for Darwin" Pg 82?

Apparently you can make the list if you claim Christianity as your belief system, yet state that creationism is "Breathtaking Inanity". The whole column is wrong on so many levels, you will fall over, from the authors thinly veiled dismissal of Christianity, to his glee at An Agenda Thwarted. Time Marches On.

 
At 9:05 AM, Blogger James Fletcher Baxter said...

Consider:
The missing element in every human 'solution' is
an accurate definition of the creature.

The way we define 'human' determines our view
of self, others, relationships, institutions, life, and
future. Important? Only the Creator who made us
in His own image is qualified to define us accurately.
Choose wisely...there are results.

Many problems in human experience are the result of
false and inaccurate definitions of humankind premised
in man-made religions and humanistic philosophies.

Each individual human being possesses a unique, highly
developed, and sensitive perception of diversity. Thus
aware, man is endowed with a natural capability for enact-
ing internal mental and external physical selectivity.
Quantitative and qualitative choice-making thus lends
itself as the superior basis of an active intelligence.

Human is earth's Choicemaker. His title describes
his definitive and typifying characteristic. Recall
that his other features are but vehicles of experi-
ence intent on the development of perceptive
awareness and the following acts of decision and
choice. Note that the products of man cannot define
him for they are the fruit of the discerning choice-
making process and include the cognition of self,
the utility of experience, the development of value-
measuring systems and language, and the accultur-
ation of civilization.

The arts and the sciences of man, as with his habits,
customs, and traditions, are the creative harvest of
his perceptive and selective powers. Creativity, the
creative process, is a choice-making process. His
articles, constructs, and commodities, however
marvelous to behold, deserve neither awe nor idol-
atry, for man, not his contrivance, is earth's own
highest expression of the creative process.

Human is earth's Choicemaker. The sublime and
significant act of choosing is, itself, the Archimedean
fulcrum upon which man levers and redirects the
forces of cause and effect to an elected level of qual-
ity and diversity. Further, it orients him toward a
natural environmental opportunity, freedom, and
bestows earth's title, The Choicemaker, on his
singular and plural brow.

Human is earth's Choicemaker. Psalm 25:12 He is by
nature and nature's God a creature of Choice - and of
Criteria. Psalm 119:30,173 His unique and definitive
characteristic is, and of Right ought to be, the natural
foundation of his environments, institutions, and re-
spectful relations to his fellow-man. Thus, he is orien-
ted to a Freedom whose roots are in the Order of the
universe.

Let us proclaim it. Behold!
The Season of Generation-Choicemaker Joel 3:14 KJV

- from The HUMAN PARADIGM

 
At 11:13 PM, Blogger Thinking in Ohio said...

You write:
"Two things could be said of the TIME list: it demonstrates both a definite penchant for popular culture and an impoverished understanding of what is really and fundamentally most important concerning the nations of the world."

Sadly... it true, not only of TIME magazine but for a lot of Americans. Great article!

 
At 1:04 PM, Blogger Cliff Brown said...

Even if someone at Time considered a Christian leader to be important he still would not be listed, because they do not want a right wing tag. Recycling the list of pop culture heros is in their small minds a non confrontational stance. Perhaps it is time to confront them.

 
At 7:39 AM, Blogger Marsha said...

I canceled my subscription to Time years ago because they did an article on the tobacco industry and the effects of smoking and then a few pages later I saw a full page ad for cigarettes.I saw one on the back cover too.A person cannot look to magazines for morals so don't expect recognition from them either.I don't think we should even care for the recognition.

 
At 2:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't the Bible say somewhere, "Beware when all men speak well of you"?

TIME's cofounder, Henry Robinson Luce, was a missionary's son who as a boy attended the China Inland Mission's CHEFOO SCHOOL (for MKs)in Shandong Province. He was an intellectual giant, even as a young man, and used to compose poetry in Greek (among other things). He was an outstanding student at Chefoo and later Hotchkiss and Yale. When he passed a very difficult mathematics exam on one occasion as a youngster of about 13, Hank Luce reverently gave all the credit to the Lord, exclaiming, "It was all God!"

On TIME's 75th anniversary, the current 'eminences' paid tribute to the founder saying that Luce's purpose for the magazine was to christianize America. But they stated that that was not the purpose of the present administration.

So TIME has drifted from its original moorings. Sad.

 
At 11:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, Al Gore, I can't believe they put him on the list. Instead of putting a former congressman, who was also Vice President of the United States and won the popular vote of the United States for president, they should have put a preacher. Vice presidents-like they're important. HA!

 

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