All my life church members were considered the pillars of the community, but little did I know that the erosion of their faith was close to its fruition.
Heresy has crept into Christianity and is even now undermining it as we speak. Not the Christianity that we’ve all been accustomed to in our churches, but the outward Christianity put forth by the GOP and especially by the Tea Party.
My 25 years as a Christian were all about Jesus and the gospels, or St. Paul and the apostles. The Old Testament was used as a reference on some points, but the brunt of the teaching was about love, peace, and doing good unto others. Giving more than you were asked to give, taking care of widows and the poor, visiting people in prison, practicing forgiveness and compassion, and turning the other cheek.
Today, these same so called Christians applaud 230 some executions performed in Republican run Texas under GOP front runner Rick Perry. They speak of taking the only means of financial support away from our valued senior citizens, social security, and putting an end to social services that women rely on for health. They do not respect the government when they are not in power and thwart it at every turn in their never ceasing bid to regain the power of congress and the executive office. They leap gleefully into wars without due process or just cause. They openly discriminate against gays and people of ethnic diversity. They rewrite history at will, and when they do mention an historical event it is almost always wrong… not just wrong, but wrong in such a way as to make one wonder if they know anything at all about American history. They deny scientific facts glibly with no education or credentials to support their disdain. Evolution, global warming, vaccinations, and political science are all under attack daily by nothing more than ignorance in the form of piety.
As an atheist, I really hate to tell Christians how to BE Christians, I know how I’d feel if Christians told me how to be a good atheist, but when godless liberal democrats practice the precepts of Christianity better than the Christians do, something is amiss.
Liberal democrats are the people out there fighting for equal rights for all under the constitution, who demand accountability BEFORE going to war, are concerned about women’s health issues and work to protect senior citizens retirement, such as it is.
Liberal democrats seem to be doing the work of the church these days, and that’s fine. I don’t think they actually realize this yet, but so much the better. Some of the biblical teachings are right on; it’s just too bad the party that holds prayer rallies in place of political stumping doesn’t realize that they left the true Christianity behind. They are out in heresy land, and apparently they haven’t stopped talking long enough to realize this quite obvious fact. Perhaps they spend too much time in the Old Testament. Maybe we should all remind them that according to the religion they hold up like a flag, there is a new covenant, one with specific ethical duties that need to be performed in order to make the world a better place.
Hear me Rick Perry, Michelle Bachmann, Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin. What have you got to say to that?