Gandhi, Jesus and Buddha...All of these sought serenity and peace. Even though many will misunderstand Jesus' words in Matthew 10, "I did not come to bring Peace..." Jesus stated later in John 14 "Peace I leave with you..." Confusing, I know...
Gandhi neither picked up a sword of iron nor of his tongue. He refused to live in a way that was harmful or shameful to others. He lived his life non-violently and changed his world.
Buddha taught that by speaking kind and helpful words, we are respected and trusted by everyone.
What do present day Christian/family advocates have in common with these men??? Ahem..nothing? (I'm ducking in my room to avoid the tomatoes and such)
While These men did do some talking, their lives are what made such a drastic impression on our lives. Why is it then that so many men and women, sharing the same faith as Jesus, do so much talking? Here are some examples from my city and some surrounding.
|get a rope...|
|..unless you pray this simple prayer..then all is right and God now loves you.|
|I mean ...if the Bible says so..|
|okay, they're nutty but the rest of the Christians REALLY do hear from God.|
Man, O man..good strategy, huh? Can anyone tell me that this is what Jesus of the Bible intended when he said go and make disciples? I mean if this doesn't get those sinners maybe this will
|hey tickets to Heaven?? Cool.|
|I am nearly certain this is Acronym for something "really special"|
Many of you have mentioned that you enjoy this blog and my writing even though you do not hold the same opinion as I do..That is fine. I am in no way attempting to pull you from whom and what you love and bring you to the dark side..I want you to evaluate though who really is on the dark side? You see, I don't hold signs (many of you do not either) saying "Turn or burn" nor do I say to strangers while invading their homes on an evangelical run "Do you know where you're gonna go when you die?" The traits most respected in the men above are their peace, acceptance and presence in this world. They had an awareness of who they were and why they were here on this earth. Say what you want about Jesus..we only have 3 years of the 33 in non-original and non-inerrant text...
Is it really necessary to advertise your agenda on the radio by mocking lesbians? To stand on a corner with a megaphone and shout "turn or burn"? Is it really going to affect your child if he can't read the 10 commandments on the wall of his school? I get that we all have things we feel like fighting for..I DO TOO! But how we fight may make all the difference. Please AFR, AFA, James Dobson...You don't have to pick a fight with every classmate that you don't agree with. Is it not your goal to be "one with God"? Hey..you're missing him..he just left (if he's there)...he went to go hang out where you are forbidding yourselves to go..
Quit being so concerned with your afterlife and get concerned instead with this one. Save a hungry child. Find a humanitarian cause. Recycle but for the love of your god...quiet down and live in peace.