It doesn’t take much to get Christians and non-Christians ticked off at Pat Robertson and other hyper-conservative, blindly pro-Zionist Christians out there, and the lastest news from Israel should once again do the trick. I was just forwarded an article from the Christian Science Monitor regarding a type of Christian Theme Park that will be built on the Northern Shores of the Sea of Galilee, thereby destroing through development 125 acres of some of the most beautiful scenery in the small country.
Jesus came to this world to redeem it. And now a bunch of Christians are basically going to put in a huge tourist center in remembrance of him. And believe me, the Israeli tourist industry is salivating at the prospect of making a buck off the Son of God. Don’t we have better things to do with our time and money? Do churches need to worry about providing a place to worship by the Sea of Galilee??? I’m all for visiting Israel, but does the church need to get involved in the tourist industry?