Christians Don’t Go Around Beheading People

Lent has begun. Today, I was watching The View while one of the hosts (Nicolle Wallace) discussed why President Obama wasn’t saying the right things about ISIL. She wants to hear more condemnation, regardless of how it makes our American Muslims feel. But that isn’t what troubled me the most. She said that unlike ISIL, Christians don’t go around beheading people.

It’s true. Christians don’t behead people. Their homicides are much harder to prove legally, but they are just as deadly.

Christians allow people to starve, be homeless, freeze to death and die from lack of adequate health care.

Why don’t Christians in America

unite and end homelessness?Homeless Sign

How can a majority group (around 70% in America), not get together and solve this crisis in America?

How does this passive tolerance of gradual suffering and death have anything at all to do with exemplifying the love of God?

It doesn’t.

The mere tolerance of such pain and suffering exemplifies selfishness, judgements, greed and evil. Yes, evil. It’s evil to sit back and do nothing.

You’re sleeping on the job Christians.

One might argue that a single church does good deeds in their community, or that a specific denomination provides help to some people – but usually there are qualifications that must be met, groups that must review the appeals for help, and then votes taken to actually administer that help. Besides, it’s not enough.

One might also argue that individual Christians help those in need when they see them, or maybe they even go looking for someone to help… but again, it’s not enough.

It doesn’t solve the problem.

I guess it does provide a loophole for those who are looking to redeem themselves for not doing more.

A proper use of the resources of the WHOLE group of people calling themselves Christians would be to unite and end homelessness, end hunger, and provide health care to all.

Furthermore, if the majority of Christians do not want to play nicely together to get the job done, then they should shut the heck up about the government doing it.

It simply needs to be done and there are plenty of resources to do it.

Have a blessed Lent?

Tell that to the Viet Nam Veteran who froze to death this week.

Better yet, tell his family to have a blessed Lent.

Pope Francis suggests that even more than candy or alcohol, we fast from indifference towards others.

Christians don’t go around beheading people, they just let them die a slow and painful death by their apathy.

#renouncereligion #Lent #homelessness

Renounce Religion

I’ve just been sitting here reading some of my old blog posts, from six years ago. It was a confusing time. Newly divorced, I decided to put my spiritual journey on hold and revert back to my roots in religion.

It was definitely a mistake, but sometimes the mistakes help us confirm whrenouncerelat we know to be true in our hearts. It’s all part of the journey.

Since then I have committed myself fully to my divine truth; I have renounced religion once and for all.

Life is so much easier now, and loving your neighbor is the easiest thing in the world when religion is not defining the degrees of love.

The energies of prayer are felt much more deeply and shared freely by all of creation, a concept that the religious typically feel is reserved for the chosen.

So many people try to reconcile that still, small voice with the teachings of the church, and they adamantly claim that it is working. I’ve come to believe that their protests and proclamations are a last ditch effort to avoid the realization that everything you were taught as a child was wrong, or at least it wasn’t right.

There all varying degrees of truth, so it’s hard to be absolute in any statement of faith or lack thereof.