Yet another blog for spewing. This one may end up with a lot of religious and social content.

2005-12-12

A Good Read

A commenter left me the link to The Christian Paradox: How a faithful nation gets Jesus wrong. A good read, it underlines the big problem that I have with a lot of Christians in America today: they aren't practicing what Jesus taught.

You see, if you blog about being against something, but in practice accept it, that's hypocricy. When you advocate reclassifying something as a mental illness, you aren't just talking about an idea, you are talking about taking an action against others. Demagoguery is not exposition of ideas. Advocating hostile and hateful action is personal, no matter whether you claim pure motives or not.

But more importantly, if you claim to be Christian, at least make a token effort to do what Jesus actually instructed! IMO, this means take the right wing rhetoric and stick back up the behind of the pharisee preacher charlatan that sold you the bill of goods. Stop donating money and column inches to causes that actively try to reastrict or curtail the rights or freedoms of others, and give it to organizations that do what Jesus asked: feed the hungry, clothe the naked, welcome the stranger.

Let me give you some suggestions:
America's Second Harvest
Career Closet
Habitat for Humanity

Happy Holidays, and Merry Giftmas!

1 comment:

Grandma_Ellen said...

Well said! For a real look at a church body getting involved in politics, see the UMC homesite. Their bishops are advocating that the U.S. get out of Iraq, but not that other countries stop all war. THAT, to me, is total hypocracy.