The Can Opener by Craig Manners A blog inviting and encouraging honest enquiry, thought and investigation into some of life's big issues, including theology, philosophy, culture, politics.
We were sold a lie when we were told: "Don't talk about religion or politics!" These are two of the things we should be talking more freely about, investigating, participating in. They affect every one of us, and it is the height of folly to willingly remain ignorant about either of them. So, don't leave your brain at the door of our forcefully secular culture, wise up and renew your mind. Start thinking about the big issues in life.
While much of what is here written may be counter-cultural, given the post and even anti-Christian position of our post-truth culture, it is in no way counter-human beings. I am not against people no matter what they do or may have done in their past. Where I speak against ideology, behaviour, ideas, movements, politics, I remain very much on the side of the human beings behind them, even though I may be adamantly opposed to their worldview. As a Christian I firmly believe it is not loving to quietly stand by and observe while a fellow traveller in this fallen world is running toward a cliff, over which lies nothing less than unending horror. Or to put it another way: Would it be loving of me to run past your door in a burning building without warning you to escape the impending danger?