profiled recently in Galveston County Daily News, and partly because most of that content is behind the paywall, I wanted to share a particularly insightful piece of perspective which is worth celebrating:
|Thank God somebody had the guts to say it, |
and say it bluntly.
Screengrabbed from this GCDN article.
The sheer breadth and depth of the ego-centric ignorance we've encountered on our tour is remarkable. We've found bubbling cauldrons of aspiring denominational triumphalism with all of its deleterious hallmark signs (as reproduced below from this Wikipedia article):
- Impaired ability to judge the value or morality of the group's actions;
- Cessation of creativity and innovation within the group;
- Blindness to other groups’ strengths and innovations;
- A tendency to over-reach against the group’s competitors, based on an inflated sense of the likelihood of triumph in conflict.
If I hadn't sat in some local Sunday services and heard it with my own ears, I would never have believed that this kind of crap still goes on behind closed church doors. But it does, and it's discouraging, which is why I was extra-extra-appreciative of the article that Rick Cousins recently penned for GCDN.
|Screengrabbed from this GCDN article.|