Webcomics Monday: Christian Arguments and PVP
Scott Kurtz writes one of the most popular webcomics out there: PVP. Normally it’s a sitcom style comic centred around the offices of a computer game magazine. But occasionally Kurtz steps outside the normal confines of the comic and comments on things going on in either the video game industry or the comic book industry. Let’s just say Kurtz is not afraid of controversy.
Today’s entry for Webcomics Monday addresses an issue going on in the comic book industry at the moment. What’s of interest to us is that the comic is set during the Roman Catholic attacks on Galileo.
In case you’re wondering, the issue is about digital piracy of comics. The context can be found here.
It’s the argument in the final panel that grabs my attention. “I’m the Pope and I just talked to Jesus and he says that you’re ruining everything!”
Have you ever come across that kind of logic before when engaged in Christian conversation? Someone telling you that you’re wrong, just because? Instead of using rational discussion and loving care and patience to point you to the Bible and convince you that you might want to reconsider your point of view, they just shout you down and tell you that God hates you.
That’s not a godly approach to argument. Instead, “Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” (Colossians 4:5-6)