Why I Left the Right: How Studying Religion Made Me a Liberal
Susie Meister


I see your change in view point more along the lines of putting more emphasis on the New Testament than the Old Testament. One does not need to be scholar of religion like you to see the God described in the Old Testament seems very different from the one described in the Gospels. That is not to discredit the Old Testament but to realize that in an earlier tribal time the context of how God was viewed was different. Tribal warfare meant murder all the men and take the women and children into slavery. We now are living in a world that has moved (except for the Middle East and some other regions) to a non tribal world, where the story of Jesus accepting people from different groups (like the story of the Good Samaritan) and His facing down of the dogmatic religious authorities of the times (the nest of vipers) are more relevant in a globalised setting. The problem evangelicals refused to face is that they spend too much time applying the harsh vindictive view of the Old Testament,and too little time on universal more caring view of the New Testament

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