The Pride of Simplicity

Tuesday, 14 Aug 2007

Egalitarian movements almost always spawn new breeds of elitism. George Orwell showed this bitter irony in Animal Farm. And Christians should find nothing surprising in such an assertion since all rebellions against any alleged elitism are tantamount to saying, "If I were Adam, I wouldn't have sinned in the first place." The Church falls prey to egalitarian ideas periodically. Ours is such a time. I will call its chief symptom "the pride of simplicity." This pride has profound implication for the aesthetics and ethics of the church. Orwell's critique ...

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