April 20, 2009
I consider Dr. James McGrath to be a blog-friend of EC (although I don’t know him personally) and I frequently link to his blog, Exploring Our Matrix. In short: I think he’s the kind of Christian that both atheists and Christians should read.
I am thus slightly mortified that one of my commenters apparently wandered over to Dr. McGrath’s blog, declared him a heretic, and tattled to Dr. McGrath’s pastor — I suppose in some sort of misguided effort to get Dr. McGrath excommunicated. On the plus side: Dr. McGrath’s pastor was well-aware of his theological views, so no real harm was done.
But it got me thinking, and so I ask my Christian readers–
1) What would it take for you to label someone who holds themselves out as a Christian as definitively not a Christian by your standards; and
2) What subset of (1) would motivate you to “tattle” on someone online to their pastor?