Christian Emotional Coercion

Christian Emotional Coercion July 30, 2017

Steve Hays at Triablogue writes:

I don’t owe transgender soldiers any more gratitude than I owe squeegee bandits. Don’t do something I didn’t ask you to do, want you to do, or approve of, then pretend you were doing it for me. Don’t attempt to put me in your debt against my will. Your emotional coercion is illegitimate.
I’m going to put aside the topic of transgender soldiers, and ask that any comments on this post do the same.
Instead, I want to point out that, with just a small amount of editing, Steve’s words would probably sum up the way all non-Christians, not just atheists, feel about our supposed ‘debt’ to Jesus for dying on the cross.
I don’t owe transgender soldiers Jesus any more gratitude than I owe squeegee bandits. Don’t do something I didn’t ask you to do, want you to do, or approve of, then pretend you were doing it for me. Don’t attempt to put me in your debt against my will. Your emotional coercion is illegitimate.
There. Fixed it for him.

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