SOF, I presume you know quite a bit about your audience, to help sell advertising. There is one thing SOF will not do, apparently - allow interviewees to make inconvenient demands on the econoomic interest sof SOF listeners, a highly educated, professional demographic, in their vocations/professions.
There is no organized Christian influence in my profession of engineering (this applies to other secular professions and other faiths too). Why not, especially given that my profession is neither a "state" nor a "religion" and that the "facts on the ground" are that its 20 million degreed members collectively hold civilization and much of thenatural environment in their hands? "Love of money is the root of all evil" 1 Tim 6:10 is the explanation. Christian engineers will not "rock boats" in their profession, out of (justifiable) fear of economic/professional retribution. The result is that much evil is advanced and much common good is restrained in and through my profession and its Christian members. Something SOF enables, because it would be economically inconvenient for SOF to be a vehicle by which such a contention is made to its audience.
So, you endlessly cite Christian moral theologians, you are really dancing on their graves, because you, at root, are controlled by the $$, not ascertaining and advancing God's will in and through your work, at least not when it makes economically inconvenient demands upon you.
Do you really think our children and grandchildren will get to die natural deaths if present trends continue? Do you really not think that the lack of an organized Christian influence in financial professions is irrelevant to the credit bubble/bust created by the unregulated shadow banking system that developed, particularly in last 10 years? Do you really think the millenium development goals of UN have any chance of being accomplished without a organized Christian salt and light influence in the engineering (and other) professions?
SOF is just like a church in its co-dependent relationship with its consumers. Religious professionals provide religous goods and services to their customers, many of whom are members of secular professions. The religious professionals make no demands, ask no probing questions about the professional practices of the secular professionals in their congregations, the secular professionals do not bring their concerns about any of their professional practices to these religious professionals.
Everyone stays in their respective professional lanes, the religious professionals provide their services, the secular professionals pay them to do so with the profit from their secular professional practices. And our world edges closer and closer to the abyss perceived by Dr. King. Maybe that is why he was so desperate and troubled - he saw the abyss and saw his other religious professionals were co-opted by the system - if the salt loses is flavor...
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