I have often blamed the hardened, heartless, even godless American Christian Evangelicalism (focused on greed and hatred) on the failed leadership of that cult’s faith expression. In their continued and successful efforts to get rich and rule politics, the leadership of that movement have left untouched, undiscussed, and unenlightened some of the most critical and truly significant issues of our time, issues that will long affect humanity for all of the generations who are to come after us. But, after reading Darrell’s article, I think I’m changing my mind.
I’m now spreading the blame. People with brains and money sit in those pews and buy the bullshit these con artist hucksters, calling themselves preachers and ministers, have been selling them, even when just a cursory thought or two about what Christ actually talked about on this planet, would shatter their manure spreader.
Darrell Lackey recently wrote an article that cuts to the point of it. I’m quoting just the first part of his article, but the entire article is mandatory reading for all who would call themselves “Christian.” Even the excellent examples Darrell uses in his article still miss some of the most truly significant and far-reaching issues that are quickly and quietly shaping the future of humanity while no one is paying attention—where is my phone, anyway?
I highly recommend this read. Here’s the first part to whet your appetite to read more:
Sociologist Tony Campolo has been known, when speaking to Christian audiences, to begin by saying something like this:
I have three things I’d like to say today. First, while you were sleeping last night, 30,000 kids died of starvation or diseases related to malnutrition. Second, most of you don’t give a shit. What’s worse is that you’re more upset with the fact I just said “shit” than you are that 30,000 kids died last night.
When citing this, I have had people prove his very point by responding something to the effect of, “Yeah, I get it, but I still wish he would make his point some other way…” Ummm, that is his point. His point, in my opinion, isn’t really about the children (although it is, obviously); his point is that we (Christians) get upset over the wrong things. Our moral sense of outrage is often misdirected.
As I wrote earlier, read the whole thing at the link. He’s just warming up. Next he lists specific examples of what he’s talking about.
I’m suggesting humanity, in the not–too-distant-future, will live worse than some Blade Runner dystopian future unless people of faith start living the true message of love, dignity, and respect for all people. Get off your meaningless, hypocritical agenda that has brought the world the likes of the Trump and his Mooch and demand that government and faith practice create good deeds that reflect what Christ actually stood for.
Rethink and change what you’re doing. Or do you just not care enough to do that?!