I recently had a friend give me a copy of a paragraph titled "Easy-Running is an Oxymoron". I found the parallels to American Christianity frighteningly similar. So I modified the essay switching out the word 'runner' for 'Christian'. Do you think it is true?
"What is it about being a Christian that scares people so much? Why do people feel they have to put friendly modifiers next to being a Christian so everyone can feel good about it? Well, here's the ugly truth; Everyone shouldn't feel good about being a Christian. it's hard. It hurts; being a Christian requires sacrifice and heart and guts. Any attempt to water it down with feel-good adjectives is a slap in the face to those of us who still hold being a Christian sacred. In fact, if being a Christian is easy, odds are you're not a Christian at all."