Ideas cant hurt anybody. People acting upon them can. I understand what you mean as far as going forward you want to change the culture of how we think but why would you ignore the people who make that culture so prevalent today? If you don't want to target people then that makes no sense to me. Just as targeting the entire church would have made no sense to me.<quoted text>
Not people. Ideas.
Not people. Ideas..
Targeting everybody and targeting nobody are both extremes that do no good. Let's say you have a political pundit who is using faith as political currency and using it in a manipulative, dishonest, inflammatory way because he knows it is a hot-button for people and wants to get their votes by enraging them towards the other side even if built on pure lies? You don't challenge that but instead just say you want to challenge the idea of people who use faith incorrectly for political gain? Of course you should speak out against the individual fanning the hysteria
I am not trying to come off as sarcastic but really? Why do you think certain ideas take root or why damage can be done? It is because there ideas resonate with people, normally people imo who may already be struggling with other things. When you are out of work through no fault of your own it is easy to want to blame someone when you can' feed your kids. So then when suddenly all the world's woes is because of sinners in society and particular ones, people who may have not gone for that before suddenly do. They forget they sin themselves every day. Some radicals are dangerous and they are because they are effective<quoted text>
There is absolutely no need to target radicals, even if you were targeting people. They are self sustaining billboards for anti-theism.
I think that is a huge mistake. You have to try to either reduce someone's voice or get your own out there when someone is doing damage. I have a vested interest in seeing Christianity adhere to the teachings of Christ. Society has a vested interest in having an equal society as far as fundamental rights. Everybody has a stake in it and simply trying to tell the next generation they should really think like this or that does no good with the people with all the power have a bigger microphone. Sure you may change the opinions of a few people but you wanna change a country you gotta target people and on their own platform.<quoted text>
Well, I target ideas, and I don't care who holds them.