Pure Religion

I find it very regrettable that Christianity has become nearly synonymous with hate. God hates fags. God hates war. God hates blacks. God hates money. God hates the rich. God hates the homeless.

All lies. Not just lies, all blasphemous.

What’s the last thing you heard about Christianity via social/popular media? What appears to be the character of various “popular” Christian leaders?

Just this morning (not even five minutes before writing this) I read an article titled something like “Christians declare Ebola a punishment from God.”

The world isn’t looking for a God who kills. The world is looking for love, purpose, meaning, strength, courage, and victory.

As Christians, we are here to be conduits of the love of God. Our God has called us to love and forgive. Let’s focus on sharing with the world, the love God has given us. Darkness is expelled by the presence of light. Let’s be a light in a dark place, not just another bruise on the face of Christianity.

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  1. Thank you. It is unfortunate that many people (Christian and otherwise) appear to focus on tragedies and controversies and how they relate to God. What about the gifts/blessings we’ve received from God? Not only that, why aren’t we spending more time working the will of God, helping those in need? Why is Christianity lumped in with hate, but not charity?

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  2. Reblogged this on Seeing the Need and commented:
    What an important point Christian Thomas Golden makes here. This makes me think. Would I characterize my (public) self as loving? If I disagree with something, there is still a loving response that can be given. What are your thoughts about this?

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