A rule for measuring tolerance became the degree to which one was opposed to Christian exclusivism and to mission, or, the other side of the coin, the degree to which one was least likely to be accused of cultural insensitivity, a fate to be avoided at all costs. All that was needed for the inclusive brigade to storm the walls of residual Christianity was for members of other religions and cultures to cry insensitivity to the indigenous culture. The new world order, secular or pluralist, was constructed on an inclusivism uncompromised by Christianity. If the religion survived, it should be as a facet of the triumph of secular faith, or not all. A blanket secular inclusivism turned out to have exclusivist religious holes – yet another irony.” Lamin Sanneh, Whose Religion Is Christianity? The Gospel Beyond the West, pgs. 16-17

I found Sanneh’s comment to put a nail in the coffin of any secular inclusivist agenda out there today. In the end no can be entirely inclusive because the ground rules for their inclusive agenda exclude others agendas and for whatever reason there seems to be an exorberant amount of anti-Christian sentiment within secularism’s brand of inclusivism. Not to mention the sociologically ingrown nature of sin that surfaces again and again in inclusive groups no matter how inclusive they try to be.

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