When it comes to discussing the church, let's be sure that we hold ourselves to the same standards as everyone else.
I write this brief post because a few of the bloggers I follow have shown an increasingly inconsistent pattern of discussing the church. Their tendency is to poke fun at silly institutional church practices, while at the same time scolding others for doing the same. This is not fair.
If you've spent any time on this blog you know that I have no problem with pointing out church practices that have no biblical basis. In doing this I strive for consistency. Most of the bloggers I read also write in a consistent manner. The troublesome part is the minority of bloggers who discuss church issues while holding others to a different standard than themselves.
If you're going to dare to point out institutional absurdities (and face the consequences for doing so), then don't turn around and slap others on the hand for doing the same thing. It smacks of hypocrisy.