Any Georgia Tech student, alumnus or die-hard fan knows what “THWG” stands for — “To H*** With Georgia” — a sentiment expressed in the second verse of Georgia Tech’s unofficial* fight song and the proper response to the question, “What’s the good word?”
Well, I’d like to propose a new meaning for the acronym: To H*** With Galatians.
Galatians 6:1 tell us:
Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.
Yet there are so many professing Christians out there (and they are now much more vocal thanks to the advent of the blogosphere) that do not simply ignore this command, but are actively extending their middle fingers to it. Whether it’s “discernment” “ministries” who have a bad news fetish for incessantly pointing out error, or creators of “pomotivators”, or writers who openly and proudly admit that they “laugh at” churches that they deem to be in error, it’s all the same thing. There is a smugness to declaring the error, but deciding that one is somehow above fixing the problem.
A more crass writer might even note that such activity is really quite, er um, self-pleasuring.
Even an attempt to “restore such a one”, but forgetting the “spirit of gentleness” would probably be a step in the right direction, but it’s apparently something in which they aren’t interested. And trust me, forgetting that whole “spirit of gentleness” thing is right up their alley.
Now, I’m not going to specifically link to sites — I have no interest in giving them any Google juice — but they know who they are. And I strongly encourage them to show some intellectual honesty and admit that they truly believe in THWG. I’ll also invite them to put the image on this post at the top of their blog to declare this to their readership. I’ll be over here, holding my breath, waiting for the first taker.
* Technically, “White and Gold” is the official fight song, but “Ramblin’ Wreck” is much more widely known.