I think I’m about to get personal. I have all these thoughts just rambling around in my mind & I do believe I will share them with you guys. — Bear with me (& please don’t get mad, lol!)
I am a wee bit disillusioned with Christianity. — Now please don’t misunderstand me, I don’t mean that I’m disappointed with being a child of God or with God Himself. — I seem to be taking issue with today’s Christians. — I am going to say this in the best way I know how. — Christians are mean. (Okay, so maybe not all of them, but way too many.)
They’re harsh. Unsympathetic. Negative. Judgmental in the worst sort of way, & they have an attitude of superiority that just blows my mind.
I don’t have a very high tolerance for cruelty. I have a “put myself in the other person’s shoes” philosophy that I try to live by. When I see people talk about spreading love & then those same people turn around and talk to or about someone like they are just the worst sort of human being….. I end up thoroughly disgusted.
Maybe it is because the U.S. has legalized gay marriage, maybe it is because there is a presidential election coming up, maybe it is because racial issues have run rampant lately… honestly, there are so many things going on right now, I can’t even pin point exactly when I noticed how bad it had gotten. — All I know now is that everywhere I look, I see it.
It drives me insane that so many Christians hurt other people & then use the name of God to justify it. & then I get confused. That’s when I start asking all the questions. They say they are justified. Are they? Is God okay with that? — If I go up to another person & make them feel beneath me somehow, is God going pat me on the back and shout “well done!” — I cannot reconcile that with the God of love. 1 John 4:8 plainly states that God is love…. what am I missing here?
Turn your back on homosexuals in your life until they repent & turn back to God! Otherwise you won’t inherit the kingdom of God right along with them! — How dare you care about animal rights! They don’t matter. Abortion is the ONLY thing you can care about! — Oh? You haven’t been to church in 3 weeks? My goodness, that’s horrible! (Like it’s the end of the world or something?) — “You drink? *person shakes head* You really should know better…” — Oh? You’re going through a rough time? I’m sorry about that. Too bad your behavior is inexcusable though!” — I mean seriously…. I have heard every single one of these repeatedly. It’s everywhere. All of it & so much more. — & I can’t stand it anymore. — I really can’t.
I know I’m rambling on & on. I don’t mean too. — I’m just angry. There is literally nothing that makes me angrier lately. Maybe it’s because I see it everywhere now, I don’t know. — But it is really putting a strain on my relationship with other Christians. I am having a very tough time these days. — So much is going on & everyone has an opinion about it & they’re talking. — Only too many of them sound so hateful I just about can’t take it anymore. —
Anyhow! That’s the jumbled up mess in my head these days. Anybody else or is it just me? Lol.
Love. That’s what I’m about. Jesus & Love. — Not all this other craziness. (& please don’t think I’m talking about every Christian out there, because I promise you I’m not. 🙂 )