Letter to the Editor of the Bremerton Sun October 1990
Mikhail Gorbachev recently said, "Tolerance is the
Alpha and Omega
of the New World Order". Tolerance used to mean respecting a
differing view without having to be accepting of it.
These days "tolerance" means unity at the expense of integrity. Whether it's George Bush, Mikhail Gorbachev, John Paul II, the Dalai Lama, Carl Sagan, Isaac Asimov, or Billy Graham; regardless of the guru, the whole world is following its leaders into a Global Unity at the expense of the truth. Two recent examples in Kitsap County illustrate.
In the fall, 1990 issue of the Ground Zero Community's newspaper is an interview with Starhawk, "... a peace activist and leader in the Feminist spirituality... movements in the United States and Europe." The article speaks of, "...her Pagan spiritual tradition of Wicca, or Witchcraft." What kind of integrity does this represent? The Ground Zero Community includes several who are members of Catholic religious orders. What are they doing yoking themselves with a Witch, even if it is in the name of "world peace"?
On September 30th, 1990, 4500 Protestants gathered in the Kitsap Pavilion for a "Celebration of Unity" service. Despite their disclaimers, it was very much an ecumenical service, with a great diversity of groups including some who preach "a different gospel".
I say, "Come, let us reason together...", but let's not be swept away by the bandwagon of relativistic "tolerance" and "acceptance".
Professing Evangelical Christians are effectively becoming Unitarians.