Tuesday, December 18, 2012

::big brother

Ok, folks.
Time for my triumphant return to the blogosphere.

I felt the urge to write when the Sandy Hook atrocity was first reported, but I find that the reactionary soapbox-ers are provoking me even further.
I can no longer keep silent.

Lookin' at you, Mike Huckabee.

This is a glaring exhibition of what is so very wrong with American Christianity.
Trust me, I know, because I used to brandish the same arrogance.
I used to pass on those hideous emails that urged me to be intentional about saying "Merry CHRISTmas!" instead of "Happy Holidays."
I used to drink the Kool-Aid about how everything went south when prayer was taken out of schools, the Ten Commandments could no longer be posted, and abortion became legal.

Contained therein is the Us vs. Them Worldview:

We're evangelical Christians, and our faith is superior to anything you believe.
Ergo, we are superior.
If you disagree with us, you're wrong, and we will (at least claim to) pray for the salvation of your soul.
We're entitled to be righteously indignant because you have pooh-poohed our ethics and denied the Truth (note capital "T") of our faith.
We are a persecuted minority because you dare to suggest that our beliefs are not universal.
And then you DARE to come into OUR churches when you need support?!
We glare and smirk haughtily at your fair-weather devotion.
You're the ones who "marched God out of the public square" and now you come crawling back just because you're suffering?
Nice try.
This happened because you kicked God out of your life.
You can't say we didn't warn you. 

Frankly, Mr. Huckabee sounds like the older brother in the Prodigal Son story.
Whatever happened to him, anyway?


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