It has been very disturbing the past few weeks. The degree of hate coming from people, who in the same breath, will tell you what patriotic, American Christians they are, while they call other people names, ridicule them and are adement about never wanting to help them because Muslims are terrorists – and so are many Christians.
If you have been reading my posts you know I am Buddhist -and very far from a perfect one. It will take a life time of study to gain the wisdom to begin to understand how to apply what I learn to my life. True nature has a way of sneaking up on me and I find myself reacting to something in a way I regret. I have to self reflect and keep trying to be a better person.
But I don’t hear that in these hateful conversations about what American people want to do to these “Syrian refugee terrorists.” If I ask them, where are they applying the Christian teaching of compassion, they sling mud at me instead.
The same Christians are so insistent that every child be born and abortions be stopped, yet aren’t many of these refugees, children? And they want these Muslim children to be racially profiled their entire life? Is this how Christians are taught to live their lives?
People are so afraid of Muslims, more than any other faith. There are terrorists who are Muslim, but there are terrorists who are Christian, and they are to be feared as well. I have heard people say they are taking over and multiplying and having large families. I am waiting to hear the first time someone suggests they be forced to be sterilized (which obviously they can’t do) or have their pregnancies terminated.
The bottom line – this isn’t Christianity. One woman recently told me that if I read the Bible ( I have) then I would want God’s loving arms around me. ( no, I wouldn’t) But where is the compassion their faith teaches they should have for people in need? People who are afraid, people who have lost everything they cherish and have to begin again in a completely different country, speaking a different language, among people who thoroughly resent them….
But also, to say that people who are against religion throw rocks at the church is a minority. Atheists wouldn’t spend the time because they just don’t care – unless the Christians throw the first punch – usually.
I’m glad I don’t practice Christianity. There are so many ideas you can pick from and leave the rest behind. There are many gay Christians but some churches would kick them out along with their entire family. So hateful.
Someone, please “why” do people practice Christianity today? Is it just so they can get into heaven? Because I don’t see it affecting their lives in a positive way. I do know this is not every person in every faith, but it is a lot.
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