Now there is nothing new in this and many, many others [ including the dreaded Calvinists ] have made this argument.
But, this is Wartburgwatch after all and their number one priority is NOT to assure its readership that God loves them; no, no, no, - their number one priority is to blast the conservative theologians who would dare suggest, as Kevin De Young does, that Easter is about the forgiveness of sinful men that we might be in a right relationship to a righteous and holy God.
How Dare he - dryly.
Men and women actually look at their sinfulness differently. Men have and do, on occasion, commit suicide due to their horror of their own sinfulness? Women? That almost never appears to be the case.
I think men are more likely to be horrified by the evil that resides within them then women. If you ask a man how he is sinful; he can generally spell it out in great detail. Women seem less inclined to view their sins with despair. Are women less sinful then men? Absolutely not. But men and women clearly have a different view of personal righteousness/sinfulness - IMHO.
And then there's this;
I think the majority of TWW commenters might be less than impressed by the sinner who pounded his chest and begged for God mercy versus the Pharisee who made a comparison and found the sinner wanting. After all, the sinner was basically spouting "worm theology." The T.W.W. blog queens would not approve.
FYI - a paraphrase from a book I read many, many years ago - profound opening statement went something like this.
Mankind is both the glory and the scum of the earth - how much is the glory and how much the scum?
[ more to come - I'm at work on this very early yet splendid Saturday morning. ]
[ For those of you who would like to accuse me of stealing from the company by writing this post and on company time; I'm actually a contractor. They only pay me if I produce something so it's no skin off their nose if I chose to write a post versus produce a report - for which I am paid. So there]