Sunday, March 25, 2007
Do Christians Believe They are Better than Everyone Else?
I recently came across this video (posted above) on Digg.com, in which Bill Maher comments that Christians believe that he is inferior to Christians because they have a "Truth" that he doesn't have. As a Christian, I don't' believe that I am better than anyone else, but I must say that there are probably Christians that believe that they are superior to non-Christians (which I will apologize for).
So, are Christians really superior to non Believers? I don't think so, nor does Jesus think so. When Jesus was thinking of this issue he stated in Matthew 11:25, "...I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes...". I hardly think that this could be made into much of an argument for Christian superiority, since her refers to his disciples as "babes" and those that didn't follow him as "the wise and the prudent".
The truth is that it is often the "wise people" that don't believe in Christianity. Does this make Christianity invalid? No, it just puts it in good company with other truths from the past. The wise once believed that the world was the center of the universe and flat. It wasn't until Christopher Columbus that the wise believe the world was round and until Galileo proved that the world wasn't the center of the Universe did the wise believe. Needless to say, can I say that Christianity is the absolute truth? I believe it is but for me to say that I can prove it 100%, I would be lying to you. I can prove somethings but the reset is up to faith on the part of the hearer (or reader). So, do I believe we are superior? I think not.