Last week, there was a sickening story that caught some national attention out of Tennessee. Firefighters refused to help a family who’s house was burning to the ground. Why? Because they hadn’t paid the $75 annual fee. To their credit, the fire department did eventually show up- to spray the property line to keep the neighbors’ houses from burning too. The family lost everything they owned, including three dogs and a cat.
At first glance, this seems like an awful thing to let happen to another human being. In reality, though, the Fire Department responded in a Christ-like way– at least according to crazy nut-job blogger Bryan Fischer. Here are some choice excerpts of his post on the matter:
The fire department did the right and Christian thing…
In this case, critics of the fire department are confused both about right and wrong and about Christianity. And it is because they have fallen prey to a weakened, feminized version of Christianity that is only about softer virtues such as compassion and not in any part about the muscular Christian virtues of individual responsibility and accountability.
The Judeo-Christian tradition is clear that we must accept individual responsibility for our own decisions and actions. He who sows to the flesh, we are told, will from the flesh reap corruption. The law of sowing and reaping is a non-repealable law of nature and nature’s God
Now that I think about it, I think I agree with Bryan Fischer. Those firemen were simply “loving their neighbor” by teaching him a valuable lesson in the art of timely bill paying. Kudos to you, kind sir, for helping spread the “good” news.