I’ve been alerted (thanks!) to an interesting article, “The Bible is a mainstay of Western life“. It’s written by Greg Clarke, the group chief executive of the Bible Society of Australia. The interest lies in the context of this recent news: the Bible Society produced a video of two politicians having a civil and at times humorous discussion about their opposing views on the definition of marriage. That was potential trouble enough but doing so over a Cooper’s beer meant that the latter ran foul of intolerant elements of our society.
More details and some commentary here. Of added interest is the video at the top of this article. It was issued by Cooper’s in response to this incident and has the hall marks of a hostage pleading for their release, in this case from the angry grip of an intolerant boycott.
Such intolerant behaviour is not a surprise. Those who do it have a worldview lacking the restraining principles found in the Bible which itself is the foundation of Western Culture. A foundation which some are trying to destroy. And that’s the problem – you can’t pull out a foundation without destroying the structure which rests on it.