I am reading a book that prompts the following:
Calvinism, whatever you think about it, is not like a song. One can like or dislike a song. If I disagree with you and think it is a good song and you hate it, I might wish you liked it and wonder why you can’t see how great it is. But that is all I can do. But not so with Calvinism and non-Calvinism.
One more time. Calvinism is not like a song. Calvinism is not true or false because of the people who believe it. If you tell me Calvinists are grumpy that does not make it false. Death Metal might make you grumpy but Calvinism is not like a… you know. If you tell me that Calvinism will make you depressed, you’re are clutching at straws and even if it were true it says nothing about whether or not Calvinism is true. If you tell me Calvinism is old fashioned, unpopular, out of style or discordant, you have mistaken Calvinism for Madonna.
By the way, Calvinists are not innocent of this crime. I am not innocent of this crime! For the record, being a non-Calvinist does not make you a non-Christian or less spiritual or any other such nonsense. Wesley rocks! But who’s right is not a matter of who commits more ad hominem fallacies any more than it is a matter of taste. Furthermore, I have many non-Calvinist friends who I have spent hours debating and who are thoughtful and passionately anti-Calvinist; their tastes match their convictions, but it is taste with reasoned conviction not just taste alone.
Thanks for reading and rock on!
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