Archive for July, 2017

A truce for the culture wars?

Monday, July 10th, 2017

I recently re-watched the classic movie “Chariots of Fire.” Scottish missionary-to-be Eric Liddell is chosen to run in the 1924 summer Olympics. When he discovered that he must run a qualifying heat on Sunday, he refused. His religious belief was that running on Sunday would violate the commandment to “honor the Sabbath.” Even in 1924, Liddell’s decision and his beliefs were met with disbelief, criticism and confusion. What’s the big deal about running a race on Sunday? How quaint to have such an old-fashioned religious restriction.

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