“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” George Orwell

Friday, April 23, 2004

Biological election

I was recently visiting another blog (nicea.blogspot.com) where there were discussions about Barth's ideas on election. These postings caused me to wonder about election as it relates to individuals with mental retardation.

There are those who would say that by virtue of impaired cognitive abilities, these individuals have been elected and are on the salvation fast track. Interesting that biological conditions could have such spiritual implications. If that were the case, no decision for Christ need be made by the congenitally mentally handicapped.

We know that all will be "given an opportunity" but what does this mean for those with cognitive disabilities? I wonder if they would recognize their opportunity and what the options for a faith response might be?


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