"JESUSLAND" vs. Real Christianity
So we're told that GeeDubya won re-instatement (I refuse to call it re-election when we're not sure he was elected the first time) because he's a "Christian" and he has "moral values". Well, that might have been the case, but I submit that if those "Christians" had really read their Bible and stop accepting what their Pastor or Bishop says, GeeDubya couldn't get elected dogcatcher. An aside: unless you sit in a church where the Pastor teaches and expects you to read and study your Bible, some Pastors depend on their congregation being ignorant of God and what God says in the Bible. They want their congregations to be "sheeple" and not question edicts coming from the pulpit.
Otherwise, how do You explain GeeDubya still occupying the White House amidst lies, theft, greed, avarice and arrogance?
The DLC is in the same fashion as dumbdamentalist Christians who now wield percieved power in Washington. Now they want to embrace being a Christian, when the truth is, they would surely crucify Jesus all over again, should He return, because Jesus would point out their own hypocracy in their actions. Their refusal to embrace the core values that closely mirrors those held by Jesus Himself.
For a long time, I thought I was walking alone, shouting "Your walk should match your talk" to anyone claiming they were Christian, and yet, signing off on going to war, calling SpongeBob SquarePants gay, and pushing for a Gay Marriage Amendment. Jesus told us that before we tell someone else that they have a "beam" in their eye, we should check to see if our own eyes have "beams" in them. In other words, our own backyard needs to be in order before we tell someone else to get their backyard in order.
That means that the South should have an answer for why they have higher rates of divorce than other regions of the country, and they really pushed for the Constitutional Amendment banning gay marriage, while strengthening their hold on the Second Amendment to carry a Winchester in the bed of their pickup trucks.
Or why they don't freely give to help the poor, as Jesus commanded.
Or why they feel comfortable in spewing racism and preventing people of color from moving into their neighborhoods.
But after reading the following article from Christianity Today, (http://www.christianitytoday.com/global/printer.html?/bc/2005/001/3.8.html) I have hope and am renewimg my fight for the issues that mattered to Jesus. My fight also includes doing whatever I can to eradicate any organization threatening justice, social peace, ending poverty, jobs, public education, and the environment. Let's face it, if it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and waddles like a duck, then it's probably a duck.
Same with DLC members. If you act like a racist, look like a corporate thug, sucking on the Corporate teat, and talk like a Republican, then it's a sure fact that you're not a true Democrat, and you have no moral values to speak of. The Native Americans would probably call you "He/She Who Speaks with Forked Tongue" because your walk doesn't reflect your talk and it never will. Like the Republicans, you aren't true Christians, nor are you true Democrats. You have inhabited "Jesusland" where everyone shouts "Jesus" but their is nothing in their character or makeup to indicate that it is Jesus that they serve or obey. The true gods in Jesusland are greed, avarice, racism, corruption, lack of morals and contempt for the poor and down-trodden.
A true Christian will walk as Jesus did, help others and share freely out of their resources. They have love, compassion and concern for the poor and down-trodden. They think higher of others than themselves. A true Christian is everything the inhabitants of "Jesusland" isn't.
So, where do you want to be? With true Christians or inhabiting "Jesusland"?