Jesus doesn’t need our protection.

I wonder when people will realize that Jesus doesn’t need our protection. Jesus doesn’t need to be protected from archaeological evidence. Jesus doesn’t need to be protected from his own contextual history and he doesn’t need to be protected from scientific inquiry. Jesus doesn’t need to be protected from “liberal” theology, and he doesn’t need to be protected from the questions we may have about the birth of the religion we’ve named after him.

Jesus doesn’t need to be protected from anything you or I can write—no matter how critical it is. The only thing in need of protection is the collective ego belonging to this generation’s very fearful Christian fundamentalists—an ego which cannot bear the prospect of being wrong.

http://crystalstmarielewis.com/2013/07/31/on-christian-fundamentalisms-ongoing-effort-to-win-custody-of-jesus/

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