We might as well admit it: Calvinists can be jerks.
But the problem is owing to the jerks, not to the Calvinism. I’ve seen feminist jerks and social justice jerks, libertarian jerks and liberal jerks, hipster jerks and “you Calvinists are Taliban fundamentalists” jerks. The problem is not predestination. It’s pride.
“There’s gotta be more to being a Christian than being born again ‘again’ every year, you know? And there’s gotta be more than just believing all the right stuff. Don’t get me wrong, I think what we believe is really really important. But, you know, I would come forward to the altar singing ‘Just As I Am’, and we would leave just as we were, and kinda live just as we always had.”—