Tuesday, November 07, 2006

So what is the first thing that comes into your mind...

...when you hear the word heresy?

It has to be the very first thing

And please leave a comment

13 comments:

drew@jonah said...

The first thing that comes to mind is the blindness of those involved and the vehemence with which they deny/defend it.

If I'm permitted one more, also the way they demonize those who point it out. They are not as open to criticism as those in orthodoxy.

Mike said...

A shifty-looking, greasy, hooded character plotting in the corner.
Perhaps pitchforks hanging on the wall.
Definitely bearded.

Saruman?!

Highland Host said...

Liberalism

Gareth said...

well if I'm honest the first thing that comes into my mind is Martin Downes and his blog. Whenever I think of heresy I think of that now (you can use that on your new book if you like).

I guess after that I would think of Steve Chalke and the emerging church, etc. Things like that make my blood boil.

Martin Downes said...

Thanks Gareth!

What am I meant to say to that?

Paul said...

Bad doctrine coming from inside church circles.

Anonymous said...

didn't they win popstars?

Ben Carswell said...

Wolves (as in not the footy team), but in sheep's clothing...

Anonymous said...

mmm something against Gods word - therefore not biblically sound.

Tim said...

When I think of Heresy on the hole the first thing that comes to mind are people like Tindale getting burnt at the stake for reading the bible, and they weren't even the heretics. I think it's just because I like running round shouting burn the heretics really. I have no idea really why this is the first thing that comes into my head.

I then probably think more along the line of, a mistaken theological view, that when proved wrong by scripture is not given up on by the person who holds it

Phil said...

Arthur: This is the Messiah, the Chosen One!

Simon: No, he's not.

Brian: Aaaagh!

Arthur: An unbeliever!

Followers: An unbeliever!

Arthur: Persecute! Kill the heretic!

Followers: Kill the heretic! Kill him! Persecute! Kill!...

Brian: Leave him alone! Leave him alone! Leave him alone. Put him down. Please!

... of course I was never allowed to watch such things as a child.

Dave K said...

The word "wrong"

John said...

Jesus.