Monday, October 19, 2020

Why can't Christians behave like Christians?

Donald Trump's noisiest supporters seem to be self-identified Christians. As a Christian myself, I find much of their behavior mystifying and disturbing.

Let's take, for example, the Twitter feed of the friend of a friend. He states -- with no evidence whatsoever -- that "Crazy Nancy" Pelosi will employ the 25th Amendment right after the Inauguration, removing "Sleepy Joe Biden" because of his mental decline and enabling "Monster" Kamala Harris to execute her "radical left wing agenda."

This man indulges in name calling and spreads conspiracy theories as truth. (Not to mention that I know no true progressives who are enthralled with Sen. Harris, but never mind that now.) How many commandments has he broken with just that tweet?

That's just the tip of the iceberg. Buckle up for the real ugliness. What if Neilia Hunter Biden wasn't killed in a car accident, but murdered? What if the murderer was her own husband, Joe, who wanted to "traffic" his young boys, Hunter and Beau, to pedophiles? 

What ugly mind conceives of that? What evil mind shares it as truth on social media?

When this election is over, and Trump is just a bad memory, I hope I can have my faith back. My Christian faith is about love and forgiveness, not hateful smut. There's a Bible verse that sums it up: Be kind and tenderhearted to one another, forgive one another, as Christ forgave you. I know, I know. How dull it is, with no innuendo! No Trumpy bravado or name-calling.  It's just love. Old-school love. 



3 comments:

  1. I hadn't heard that real ugliness. Ugh. I just have no words. Bring back compassion, Joe!

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  2. I listened to Dr Tony Evans and he said a leader should be a man of character. It's just so sad to see what our American has become. What happened to WWJD? Jesus who taught us to love one another. I can hardly stand to watch the news. God will be the judge in His timing. Man sees the outside, but God sees the heart. No man is perfect, but hate is evil. :( My pastor says each man has the right to vote for they choose. But we should not let our political decisions get in the way of who we are as Christians. Politics should not take our eye off of God and what the Bible teaches.

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  3. Some of the conspiracy jargon (I can't call it a "theory") going around is so crazy that you have to wonder what these people are on. Honestly, I know more people who do not claim to be Christian who are more Christian than most of the Christians I know. I left the church in the late 1980s because I could see where it was heading, and while sometimes I wish I could have that feeling of fellowship that a good, decent Christian community can offer, I know I won't find it around here. Better to be a child of the universe and die a heathen than to practice their brand of "Christianity." I'm afraid simply a change of president will not bring the Christian faith back to what it could - and should - be. I know there are good folks out there like you, Gal, and many others, who suffer because of the outspoken many. I follow the Christian Left on Facebook and know there are legions of good folks out there. They seem, however, to have lost their voice. So thank you for speaking out for them.

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