Two quotations. The first, from the Christian Post via Curious Presbyterian, relates to an atheist academic. Dr A. became a Christian and was then denied tenure at the university. A court has ruled this was unlawful discrimination. From the plaintiff:
Adams and his attorney … assert that both Levy, an outspoken feminist, and Cook, an atheist, denied the full professorship in retaliation to his faith.
By Alliance Defense Fund accounts, Cook described that her ideal candidate for the teaching position would be “a lesbian with spiked hair and a dog collar.”
The other is by W.H.Auden, reviewing the Lord of the Rings:
Secondly, the kind of Evil which Sauron embodies, the lust for domination, will always be irrationally cruel since it is not satisfied if another does what it wants; he must be made to do it against his will.
When the world seeks to dominate the church, it does so by making demands which it knows violate the teaching of Christ.
Foolish Christians try to dress up their compliance in the language of Zion; but their reward is the mockery of the world, as it gives them a contemptuous approval for their deference.
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“When the world seeks to dominate the church, it does so by making demands which it knows violate the teaching of Christ.”
I think it is something else – there is a total indifference towards Christian teachings. Here in Holland, the teachings of the Evangelical churches (e.g., creationism and other types biblical litteralism) are generally attributed to all Christians. About 90% of the Dutch Christians do not believe this, but the outsiders appear to be just indifferent to the details.
Whether this is worse or better than making demands which outsiders know to violate Christ’s teachings, I know not.