Oppression…

Forgive me if I don’t jump on the bandwagon supporting government’s effort to establish greater religious freedom for the poor oppressed faithful.  Even the simplest of minds will easily read through the verbiage and see this for what it is.  Pandering to the religious right to gain future political  support.

I feel for the poor oppressed extremist christians for their lack of freedom to shove their crap forcefully down the throat of every American.  I’m sorry everybody fails to jump in lockstep with their desires.

What this freedom of religion means is freedom to demand MY region gets preferential treatment while all others are shoved out of the public eye.

Freedom of religion also means freedom from religion.

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Sniper…

I’m beyond fascinated by the unwavering allegiance fundamentalist christians have with the military and war.  Almost sacramental.

The new movie “Sniper” has continued this epic divide.

It seems mind-blowing how someone who was a professional killer is thought of as such a hero and role model for the church.  Whatever became of the message of peace found so clearly written in the good book?  Why are the true heros who stood against oppression and injustice never idolized or even valued?   Why does it seem that if you question the empire building efforts of our government you are instantly branded a pagan by the church.  How did the church so lose focus of its real mission.  Goodness gracious!

And the church wonders why people are leaving in waves of discontent from their steeples of disconnect.

Football loving God…

After the Seahawks win Sunday the quarterback was interviewed after the game as is the trend.   He exuberantly shouted over and over how God gave his team the win.

Now there is bad theology and then there is really bad theology, I’m certain this statement falls in the later.

Truthfully, I suspect God could care less about who won a game of football.  At least I hope that’s the case.

Straw Man…

Could todays evangelical church thrive without the need for a bad guy or group who’s out to get us?  Seriously, can the literalists survive on just the love message alone?  I doubt it.

A Thought…

Why would God care more about what we believe about God, than how we live for God? Why would God care more about the beliefs we hold in our minds about God, Jesus, the Trinity, salvation, etc., than the way we actually love, care, and treat one another in our daily lives?

 

Blessing…

I get frustrated when I hear from the elect how God has blessed their finances, professions, families, and even sporting events.  If they truly believe what they say then the converse must be acknowledged as well.

Does God purposely crap on others so a select few can feel special?

 

Just thinking.