Newsflash to Fundamentalists: You Are the Counterculture Now

Buried in the middle of a story of how an Ohio Christian school is punishing one of its students for attending a public school prom is this:

The handbook for the 84-student Christian school says rock music “is part of the counterculture which seeks to implant seeds of rebellion in young people’s hearts and minds.”

Although the 1960’s defined what most people think is a “counterculture,” the plain meaning of the word is whatever is against the culture.  That being the case, if there’s a counterculture going on, it’s the Christian school.  Irrespective of whether you think their implementation of their idea is draconian or not, if you live a life faithful to the Scriptures–even if it’s the old American fundamentalist way–you’re going against the culture, and thus are countercultural.

“Emergent” people will bring up the importance of being countercultural, but they don’t hold a candle to bucking the culture against the administration of Heritage Christian School.  And that goes for the “rebellion” too: any group of people who put God ahead of the state in this society are in rebellion against the latter.

It’s time for a reality check amongst our glorious Christian leadership.

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