An Authentic and Pre-Determined Choice
Prizio wonders why the 'dale seems to be taking in Protestants and churning out orthodox.
I don't know.
The question obviously has some merit. The trend can't be denied. Yet it bothers me, because I don't want to think this conversion happened to me because of some school. It seems less authentic if that is true. But my general response to the observation is to point to a larger movement away from Protestantism and towards a tradition-embracing expression of Christianity. Yet that hardly makes it more authentic. It makes the my move more like something looking like the Jesus People movement.
I suppose I'll have to submit to the forces of history on my 'free will,' but I'd like to find a loop-hole.