The Myth that Christianity provides ethical guidance

Explicitly Christian signs have featured prominently in the recent protests against President Donald Trump’s immigrant and refugee ban: “Love thy neighbor.” “Jesus was a refugee.” “You call yourselves Christians?”

I sympathize deeply with the protestors’ cause. But it is a mistake to act as if Christianity provides definitive ethical guidance. It’s true that the clarity of righteousness can inspire confidence and solidarity—we are Christians; the bad people are not. The sign-holders seek to provide that clarity, and are convinced their message will remind other faithful to follow the agreed-upon path. Unfortunately, it will not. In truth, there is no such path, because there is no such thing as Christianity.

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