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  • just a conservative girl 9:40 AM on 03/22/2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: christianity, compassion, , westboro bapist church   

    This is What Christianity Really Looks Like – Counter Protest for the Westboro Loonies 

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    • A.Men 11:30 AM on 03/24/2014 Permalink | Reply

      Christians should learn to fight fire with fire. Those horrible westboro creeps see this as weakness.

      • just a conservative girl 12:39 PM on 03/25/2014 Permalink | Reply

        Then you don’t understand what these people are really about. They are con artists. The protesting has nothing to do with their beliefs, it is about them suing people who violated their rights because of the over the top rhetoric they purposely use.

  • just a conservative girl 1:45 PM on 04/09/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , christianity, , inhumanity, , ,   

    Mental Illness, The Death of a Child, and Human Hostility – Pastor Rick Warren’s Son Commits Suicide 

    This story really upset me to the point that I have had real problems writing this.  This is like the fourth draft of this post.  All my regular readers know that I have been very open and honest about the fact that I suffer from a mental illness; major depression.  I truly believe that all people have crosses to bear in life, and this is one of mine.  Sadly, Pastor Warren’s son unable to bear his cross, he ended his own life on Friday night.  Simply tragic.

    Another cross I had to bear in my life was the death of my best friend when we were teenagers.  She was killed in a car accident on her way to an amusement park one summer day shortly after her 15th birthday.  Luckily, her family and I have remained close.  I not only still talk to them, they are my family on an emotional level.  I watched what that family went through after her death.  It was horrible.  It almost devastated that family.  They were able to find their way to the other side, but it took years.  Honestly, they are likely not the same people they were before the accident.  The wounds went that deep.  I know the affect it had on my life and we were not really family, just childhood friends.  She and I shared the things that little girls share as they are trying to find their way to adulthood.  I often wonder how different my life would be had she lived.  But my point being I watched parents trying to find their way after the grief of losing a child.  I firmly believe that is a pain like no other, it is not the natural order of things.  You are not supposed to bury your child.

    It took little time for people to show their inhumanity after the news was released.  The hate was just awful.  To make matters even worse is that it came from both sides.  Look, I have issues with Pastor Warren and some of his views.  But, does that justify this?

    “I am a Christian and this guy was no Christian. … Purpose driven life my ars. The kid couldn’t be helped by a cult-like atmosphere and false teachings.”

    I think not.  This family is burying a child.  The fact that he was grown doesn’t change the fact that they are his parents.  Matthew Warren, besides suffering from mental illness, was also a son, a brother, an uncle, a friend, a co-worker, and many other things as well.  Doesn’t that matter in our culture anymore?

    The left has come out with the theory that he was gay and due to his father’s stance on same-sex marriage caused him so much pain he had to take his own life.  There is no proof of this, but this is theory that those that are pre-disposed to hate any and all Christians have come up with.

    “Rick warren hates all homosexuals. Look it up! His own son couldn’t change his mind. Do you think for a minute that rick is in mourning? His son was gay! He is rejocing. What a pathetic excuse for a human being.”

    Hmm, he hates all homosexuals.

    Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.”

    There is a huge difference between hating someone and being against gay marriage based upon tenets of one’s faith.  Not only does the left not get that, they don’t even make the attempt to.  Or maybe they do get it and just don’t care.  I am not sure.

    Pastor Warren’s work around the globe for AIDS patients can’t be touched.  He has done amazing work not only giving medical care to the stricken, but also caring for the children who have been orphaned because of the disease.  If he were so full of “hate” he wouldn’t be doing this.  Unless you are being intellectually dishonest you cannot disagree that AIDS is primarily an illness based upon behavioral choices, such as gay sex and promiscuity.  If you practice  abstinence until marriage and remain faithful the chances of you getting AIDS is almost nonexistence in the world today.  That would be life choices that Pastor Warren would prefer that people make.  Yet, there he is out in the world trying to make a difference to those that are suffering from that illness and helping the children who have become second-hand victims.

    But sadly, simply talking about living a life based upon biblical teachings is enough to get you labeled a hate monger.  Standing by your belief system seems to justify being targeted within hours of the one of the most painful experiences of your life.  Even worse is when other “Christians” join in on the attacks.

    Nothing is being said about the horrors that people with lifelong depression face.  The darkness that permeates far too much of their lives and takes away hope.  So let me say it.  Let me try to describe to you what this is like.  I am not a doctor and I can only talk about my own experiences, but from what I understand mine are not all that different from the others who suffer from this.

    It has been described to me that on a scale of one to ten, most people fall between a 6 and 8 on any given day.  They will have days of fluctuation of course, but generally speaking this is where the average falls.  I happen to fall between a 4 and 6 on any given day.  My good days are your bad days.  I live in a constant funk.  I feel like crying for reasons that I can’t explain.  I have described this to people on several occasions that I feel like I am in a body of water and I can’t see land and no matter how much I swim I am getting nowhere.  Think of how exhausting that is.  That young man likely didn’t feel all that different.  He couldn’t find his way to land.  30% of all people who take antidepressants on a regular basis will have the medication just stop working.  There is no rhyme or reason for it, so you can’t prepare for it.  When this happens your depression will of course get worse.  I have no way of knowing if Warren’s son happened to be in that 30% or not, but it wouldn’t surprise me if he were.

    People with long-term depression get very good at faking it.  At least to a point.  It eventually will catch up to you.  During one of my down cycles I used to go to work everyday and do my job with no issues.  But that was about all I could accomplish.  I went straight home, turned off the phone and sat on the couch in a daze until I went back to work.  I got through it by taking my car a few miles away during my lunch hour and sit in my car and cry for an hour.  It released enough of the emotion that I could through the afternoon.  Once that episode began to fade, I then had to clean my condo, which was a mess.  My poor dog got little attention during this cycle.  She was an amazing comfort to me during the time, she seemed to sense my down moods and would snuggle with me.  She used to put her head on one shoulder and her paw on the other and lick my face.  She was giving me a doggie hug.  She really did help me get through the bad days.

    The point that I am trying to make is that depression is a horrible, horrible illness.  It is an ILLNESS.  It isn’t a choice.  It requires medical attention and in most cases medication to balance out the chemical imbalances in your brain.  His son couldn’t find his way out any other way.  Is it cowardly?  Maybe.  But if you lived with this pain and darkness day after day for the majority of your life , you would see it a different way.

    Our inhumanity to man is very sad to me.  Questioning Pastor Warren’s belief system is fair game as he is in the public eye.  But to purposely hurt a man who is about to bury his own child can only be described as inhumane.  There is no other word for it.  Shame on those who did this.

    Grieving is hard.Grieving as public figures,harder.Grieving while haters celebrate your pain,hardest.Your notes sustained us

    I hope that Matthew has found the peace he was unable to attain in life.  I also hope that the Warren family continues to get notes to sustain them through this horrible ordeal.

     
    • Joyanna Adams 3:21 PM on 04/09/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Good for you. I too had a lifetime of suffering from them. People who have never experienced deep depression have no idea how hard it is to not only keep trying to help yourself out of it, but to keep from hurting those around you who feel powerless to help. And this man’s poor pain will never end.

      I don’t care if it’s Hitler’s child, it’s a loss to the world, and to say nasty things just because you don’t like the man’s politics is low. Sounds to me, like the poor kid suffered greatly…Keep on with your post writing about this…we should all be talking about all the boys coming home committing suicide. Why are we not dealing with this? (Most who read this ,know.)

      DHEA and 5HP are actual over the counter ‘meds’ that you can buy to help your brain cope. If I am having a blue day, I take 5HTP and it helps. It’s very mild.

      Most of the prescribed anti depressants are worthless, and if not monitored… dangerous.

  • just a conservative girl 10:41 AM on 04/04/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ambrosino, christianity, falwell, , liberty university   

    A Story of Christian Love – Being Gay at Liberty University 

    I came across a great article today on The Atlantic written by a former student who happens to be gay.  He grew up in a Christian conservative home, had a Christian conservative girlfriend during high school, made his way to Liberty University, then realized he could no longer hide his homosexuality.

    One would think that this article would be chock full of insults towards the university, its students, and professors.  That is what people would expect from those small-minded, homophobic people who “call themselves Christians” right?  It isn’t.  It is a story of the love and compassion he received from the students and staff at Liberty.  He goes as far to mention the late Jerry Falwell and says that he knows that even he wouldn’t have shown him “hate”.

    This was the reaction from the first professor he told:

    She got up from her chair, and rushed over to me. I braced myself for the lecture I was going to receive, for the insults she would hurl, for the ridicule I would endure. I knew how Christians were, and how they clung to their beliefs about homosexuals and Sodom and Gomorrah, and how disgusted they were by gay people. The tears fell more freely now because I really liked this teacher, and now I ruined our relationship.

    “I love you,” she said. I stopped crying for a second and looked up at her. Here was this conservative, pro-life, pro-marriage woman who taught lectures like “The Biblical Basis for Studying Literature,” and here she was kneeling down on the floor next me, rubbing my back, and going against every stereotype I’d held about Bible-believing, right-leaning, gun-slinging Christians.

    When I heard her sniffle, I looked up at her. “It’s going to be ok,” she said. “You’re ok.” She nodded her head, squeezed my shoulder, and repeated, “I love you.”

    This is what people don’t understand, there is a huge difference between the action and the person.  As any good Christian will tell you, you hate the sin, but love the sinner.  Christianity is supposed to be about redemption and hope.  They will also tell you that they themselves fall short of God’s grace every single day and it is a constant struggle to try to walk with Christ everyday.  You will stumble, you will fall, and yes, you will fail.  The point being is that you continue to work towards it.  You get up everyday and admit you are sinner and try to be better.

    Look, I am not enough of a Pollyanna to say that their aren’t people who “hate” homosexuals.  Of course there are.  But let’s be honest here, not all of them are “Christians”.  People who have little to no faith in their life feel that way as well.  The “punishment” for homosexuality in the Muslim world is death.  So the problems that face gay people go way beyond Christians.  But if people really look they may be very surprised at what they find at places such as Liberty University:

    When people find out I underwent therapy at Jerry Falwell’s Christian college, they assume I went through something like gay reparative therapy. But that isn’t what happened. I saw two counselors at Liberty—Dr. Reeves also had me meet with Ryan, one of his grad students, once a week—and neither of them ever expressed an interest in “curing” me. Did they have an agenda? Yes. Their goal, which they were very honest about, was to help me to like myself, and to find peace with the real Brandon. I remember one time telling Dr. Reeves I felt like I was being a different Brandon to each person in my life. Dr. Reeves raised his eyebrows and asked, “Isn’t that exhausting?” Dr. Reeves and Ryan knew I was tired of hiding and lying, and living in fear and subjection to others’ opinions; and so they told me that I should try liking myself because, after all, I was a likable guy and they enjoyed spending time with me.

    I ended up sitting under Dr. Reeves and Ryan for three more years. Most gay people couldn’t be paid to attend Christian counseling. But me? Well, those sessions were the highlight of my week. Not only did I get to spill all of my juicy sex gossip (which I always did, usually just to try to gross them out… which never worked!) but I got to talk openly with two men who loved me for no other reason than being Brandon.

    I’m still friends with both of my counselors. Just yesterday, Ryan told me that when my partner and I come to visit, we’re always welcome to stay at his house.

    Living in Virginia and being involved with many Christian conservative movements I have met many who went to Liberty University.  I have heard the good and the bad about the place.  What I have never heard was one single student say was that they didn’t feel loved by the faculty and staff.

    I am so happy he had the bravery to tell his story and do so on a very left leaning site.

    RTR Here.

     
  • just a conservative girl 7:16 PM on 09/21/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: christianity, , , piss christ,   

    Paging Obama and Hillary – Piss Christ Back on Display in New York 

    The disgusting and insulting “Piss Christ” will be back on display in New York’s Edward Tyler Nahem Gallery.  This is a crucifix dipped in urine that was funded with tax payer dollars.

    Christian’s find this to be offensive, to say the very least.

    The Obama administration has made repeated comments about the anti-Muslim movie trailer, and has gone as far as to say that the murder of four in Benghazi was caused by the film.  It took a full 9 days for the administration to admit the murders were actually a terrorist attack on the U.S., in part due to the anniversary of 9/11 and the death of al-Qaeda #2 by drone strike.

    Currently our tax dollars are being used to play commercials in every so U.S. friendly Pakistan denouncing the film and the insult to Islam.

    Not one word about this display.

    Surprised?  You shouldn’t be.  They hypocrisy, antipathy, and the outright hostility towards Christians in this country shown by this administration is well-known.

    But, what do I know?  I am just some bitter clinger to my guns and bible.  Even with that, I feel safe to say, that no one will die because of this display.

     
    • SignPainterGuy 8:37 PM on 09/21/2012 Permalink | Reply

      I`m sickened, puzzled, offended by p.c.; the fact that someone would do it in the first place, but also that tax dollars funded it. I think it will be time to review the gov`s funding of the arts when we regain control of both houses of congress and the Presidency.

      As to the cause of the ME violence being blamed on the movie, I find it fascinating that Mitt called it correctly on the same day as the attacks, and was excoriated for it by the O`Stration and media. It took a week for them to come around to admitting the truth, that the vid had nothing to do with the violence, but still, the O`Bunch are clinging to their false meme.

    • Don 11:39 PM on 09/22/2012 Permalink | Reply

      I am a fan of the arts and believe they have a role to play in our society, but in no way should ANY tax dollars go towards funding the arts. Period.

      • just a conservative girl 7:48 AM on 09/23/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Honestly Don, I don’t have a problem using some tax dollars to fund them. That said, I think it needs to be when times are fat. I have no problem with the tax dollars that are used for the Smithsonian’s that are here in DC. The value to our culture is something worthwhile. But I think that giving grants to produce art is something altogether. If we are underwriting the way they showcase the art, it gives the people in the art world the ability to use their private funds to help produce the art.

  • just a conservative girl 2:39 PM on 08/01/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Chick Fil A – My Take 

    Since people keep coming back to my blogs, I have to assume that you care about what I think.  So here it goes.

    Personally I find this whole thing ridiculous, and I mean that from both sides.  The Cathy Family are Christian conservatives, they have never hid that fact since they franchised the Chick Fil A restaurants.   They are not allowed to be open on Sundays, that is part of the franchise agreement.  Chick Fil A has a very slow growth plan that has helped them grow into the second largest chicken fast food restaurant in the country.  It has worked for them.  They don’t normally allow a franchise owner to own more than one, and they are looking for owners who are going to be hands on.  They are not looking for people to turn the place over in a short period of time.  They approve about 80 applications per year.

    Now, it is a fact that not all owners agree with the Cathy’s stance on marriage.  At least one Chick Fil A is going to participate in a gay pride parade sometime this summer.  I don’t know the exact date.  That is one of the reasons that I find this so silly.  These are individually owned, how does anyone know what the owner actually thinks?  I am sure that they are just like the country as a whole; some will agree, some will disagree.

    The left for some reason has chosen this restaurant as the poster child of hate.  Hate is a very strong word.  A word that the left doesn’t fully define.  Because I am against gay marriage and I have friends who are gay. They are my friends, so obviously I don’t hate them.  I was asked once by a former boss about my friendship with two men who happen to be gay, Ken and Norman.  Both great guys who I love dearly.  Norman and I hung out outside of work as well.  We have been to each other homes.  He is a very good man who happens to be gay.  I don’t want him tied up, gassed or anything else for that matter.  He can work where he wants, he can live where he wants, the only two things that I don’t think he can do is get married or adopt children.  I know gay people who don’t think that gay people raising children is a good idea.  His opinion is that childhood is hard enough without having that added pressure of being the odd kid out with gay parents.  He takes a great deal of ridicule, and yes outright hate from other gays for his belief.  He has been in a long-term relationship, something like 20 years.  Both families are very accepting of them, and they have nieces and nephews that they love dearly.   I don’t think a gay person is a danger to a child in any way, I just think that it just makes their lives harder than they need to be and question is placing an adopted child in that environment the best thing for them.  I don’t think that it is.  Am I a bigot or a hater?  According to many I am.

    This is what Christians see.  They see a society that has consistently told them that what they believe makes them haters and bigots.  They see a society that tells them that their rights as an American citizen to worship freely is really just a hate crime.  Put a Christmas tree in a town square and you are forcing your beliefs unto someone else, yet forcing them to accept gay marriage is tolerance.  It was only about 50 years ago that Christian conservatives started having a voice in politics.  For the most part before then they went about their lives, but the sexual and cultural revolutions forced them to find their voice.

    You hear from more moderate people in the republican party that they are going to be the ruin of it.  They are ridiculed in pop culture as ignorant hicks.  It never occurs to the people doing the ridiculing that all they are doing is standing by what they deeply believe in.

    Every Christian in the end gets called a hypocrite.  Somehow a Christian has to be perfect or they are one.  They are not allowed to make the same mistakes that others are allowed to make.  No Christian will ever tell they are perfect.  They will flat-out say that they fall short each and every day.  But, they try to live the best that they can in the eyes of God and what the bible tells them that they are to strive for.

    The fact remains if you are ready to redefine marriage then you need to be all in.  If you are not, it is the same intolerance that you are accusing Christians of.  There are approximately 6 million Muslims in the United States.  Plural marriage is widely accepted in the faith of Islam.  There are still Mormons who practice that as well.  If you are going to redefine marriage for homosexuals, then you must redefine for all.  Using the logic that is used if you don’t approve of gay marriage, you are a hater and bigot if you don’t agree.

    Christians feel that they and their belief system is under constant attack in this country.  You can disagree with that premise, but that doesn’t make it less so.  Now, if the issue truly is about the issues of benefits that can be done without redefining marriage.  But the problem is that isn’t what this is truly about.  It is truly about forcing the Christian belief system out of this country.

    There are conservative churches that are being sued for being unwilling to perform marriage ceremonies for gay people in states where gay marriage is legal.  That is about forcing their will on an organization that doesn’t want it.  My church would close its doors before it performed a marriage ceremony for people of the same-sex.  I wouldn’t want it any other way.  Those are my beliefs, beliefs that I am entitled to under our constitution.  You see, you don’t get to have it both ways.   The radical agenda that is being pushed by some in this fight are trying to force their will upon me, and using the tactic that it is the other way around.  Do I believe that everyone in this movement feels that way?  No.  Many just refuse to see what is really happening.  A push has been going on this country to eliminate all that is Christian for about 100 years.  They are getting closer and closer to getting it done.  They have accomplished this in part by redefining many things in our culture.  They have made the killing of an unborn baby just another lifestyle choice of getting rid of some cells.  They have made sex on the first date commonplace.  This is regardless to the bad effects that it has on society.  If it feels good, do it.  The consequences of your actions be left for another day, or better yet just leave them for someone else to clean up.

    I don’t hate gay people.  I could care less what consenting adults do in their bedrooms.  What I do care about is the society that we are leaving for the next generation.  I care about God having a place in the lives for the believers.  You don’t want to believe in God, don’t.  That is your choice, it is your soul.  But stop trying to take away my choices and the life that I want to live and to leave to the next generation.  The next time someone wants to call me a hater, just think about this; how much tolerance do you have for Christians?  Probably not very much.   Eating or not eating at Chick Fil A will change none of this.  So I didn’t waste my money or time today.

     
    • Kdaunt 6:21 PM on 08/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for that article. I’d just finished reading some posts on my favorite social site that got my dander up, but I could not put my finger on it. You have and I’m grateful. It’s nice to read an opinion that helps me identify my own. I think I understand the importance of some gay rights issues but the intensity and bile of their tactics seems overdone and more harmful than helpful. What keeps us from learning to get along?

      I remember seeing a Phil Donahue program on which his two guests, while discussing inner city issues, started to agree with one another and actually work out a potential solution. Phil got visibly scared when he realized they were no longer arguing but were collaborating. He started to inject things like “are you going to let him get away with that?”, like a kid in a schoolyard trying to start a fight. Without the disagreement, Phil didn’t have a show.

      So whose interest is really served by keeping these two sides at odds?

    • SignPainterGuy 6:45 PM on 08/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      I drove almost 20 miles today to attempt to eat at Chik-fil-A, but you couldn`t get in in less than an hour and a half and I was too hungry to wait. The local AM talk radio station got several reports from the town`s 3 locations; all were very backed up, one had restocked 3 times today – by 3: o`clock ! One had done 3 days` worth of biz in a half day. One anticipated closing early, they were running out of food ! Customers were marveling at the patience and good naturedness of all the other customers. In the inside-mall location, the crowd broke out into “God Bless America” !

      I have a feeling (as do others) that Chik-fil-A will report a RECORD DAY today !! Not quite what the protesters had in mind ! Aaah ha ha ha haaaaaa !

      A small group of protesters had blocked the drive-thru shortly before I arrived. The Police were called; they moved the group of 1/2 dozen off property, down next to the highway, to be irrelevant …. in the direct sunshine ! 86° and humid out there !

    • fuzislippers 12:29 AM on 08/04/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Great post, JACG, I think I may be inspired to post on this topic as well (with proper attribution, of course ;) )

  • just a conservative girl 5:18 PM on 05/17/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: christianity, ,   

    Quote of the Day – President Obama Edition Part 9 

    Being out of alignment with my values.

    President Obama when asked what sin is.

    I am in the middle of reading a book and I came across this quote.  I have always believed that President Obama is no more Christian than my dog is; I have been known to say he worships at the altar of the big government.  There can be no doubt that I am correct after seeing this quote.

    This comes from an interview that he gave many years ago, while running for the senate.  This interview has been known to be misquoted and taken out of context.  The interviewer has released the entire transcript.  It is really quite fascinating.  He hasn’t a clue what Christianity teaches.  Not a clue.

    We then can also mention the pure conceit in this comment.  This man is certifiable.  Truly certifiable.

     
    • SignPainterGuy 6:13 PM on 05/17/2012 Permalink | Reply

      “Being out of alignment with ‘my’ values.” I guess we could take that as evidence he thinks he IS the Messiah. It is surely evidence of his lack of understanding of GOD`s definition.

      BHO has quoted several islamic sayings and was reported to have said them with perfect accent / dialect, but of the relative few Christian sayings, or principles, I have yet to hear him get the first one right. “There are many paths to God” is the one that stands out to me. I know of only ONE WAY; through Jesus Christ !

      And FWIW, from what little we know of Obama`s past, as a kid he wasn`t much of a muslim either ! When it`s all about him, there really isn`t much room for another god.

    • Don 4:07 AM on 05/18/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Looking for, … It’s interesting, the most powerful political moments for me come when I feel like my actions are aligned with a certain truth. I can feel it. When I’m talking to a group and I’m saying something truthful, I can feel a power that comes out of those statements that is different than when I’m just being glib or clever.
      FALSANI:
      What’s that power? Is it the holy spirit? God?
      OBAMA:
      Well, I think it’s the power of the recognition of God, or the recognition of a larger truth that is being shared between me and an audience.
      ~~~~~
      FALSANI:
      Who’s Jesus to you?
      (He laughs nervously)
      OBAMA:
      Right.
      Jesus is an historical figure for me, and he’s also a bridge between God and man, in the Christian faith, and one that I think is powerful precisely because he serves as that means of us reaching something higher.
      And he’s also a wonderful teacher. I think it’s important for all of us, of whatever faith, to have teachers in the flesh and also teachers in history.

      You’ll notice he never really professes a true belief of Jesus Christ. To me, that is very telling.

      Also he was bashing Fox News back then and making excuses for Rev. Wright.

      FALSANI:
      Do you ever have people who know you’re a Christian question a particular stance you take on an issue, how can you be a Christian and …
      OBAMA:
      Like the right to choose.
      I haven’t been challenged in those direct ways. And to that extent, I give the public a lot of credit. I’m always stuck by how much common sense the American people have. They get confused sometimes, watch FoxNews or listen to talk radio. That’s dangerous sometimes.

      FALSANI:
      Do you get questions about your faith?
      OBAMA:
      Obviously as an African American politician rooted in the African American community, I spend a lot of time in the black church. I have no qualms in those settings in participating fully in those services and celebrating my God in that wonderful community that is the black church.
      (he pauses)
      But I also try to be . . . Rarely in those settings do people come up to me and say, what are your beliefs. They are going to presume, and rightly so. Although they may presume a set of doctrines that I subscribe to that I don’t necessarily subscribe to.
      But I don’t think that’s unique to me. I think that each of us when we walk into our church or mosque or synagogue are interpreting that experience in different ways, are reading scriptures in different ways and are arriving at our own understanding at different ways and in different phases.

      • just a conservative girl 6:30 AM on 05/18/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Don:
        One of the things that is hammered home at my church is to never question someone else’s faith. My pastor tells us that only God truly sees what is in a heart and as humans we are unable to do it. So I truly don’t like questioning it. But this interview must lead people to question his understanding of Christ and Christianity. I am willing to concede I could be wrong, but I this leads me to believe that he doesn’t understand Christianity at all. I have long since accepted the fact that politicians will use a church or beliefs as a tool. But he takes it to a whole new level. It is also very clear here that he isn’t a person of real faith; any faith.

      • SignPainterGuy 12:05 PM on 05/18/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Fascinating; Obama feels “different” when he tells a truth ! Could it be that he is so used to lying that when “a truth” slips out, it`s a shock to his system ?

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