spiritual abuse and can theology hurt people?

"Restraining Theology" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

“Restraining Theology” cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

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Yes theology can hurt people. In fact, my most popular post of all time, Tony Jones on Mark Driscoll: What came first, the thug or the theology?, I claim that it is a vicious circle. An abusive person finds ideas that explain, justify and endorse their actions. Then these actions somehow provide fodder for and even necessitate more abusive ideas. And around and around we go.

Stop abusive ideas!
Stop abusive behavior!

Simple enough!

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