Monday, March 24
Unka Glen (unkaglen.tumblr.com)
He said love is patient, then He said: I am love
He said love is not not easily angered, then He said: I am love
He said love keeps no record of wrongs, then He said: I am love
He said love always protects, then He said: I am love
He said love always overcomes, then He said: I am love
He said love never fails, then He said: I am love
I want to challenge what I find to be a watered-down feel-good version of Christianity based on the mantra ‘God said it, I believe it, that settles it.’ Christianity is not that simple and it’s not supposed to just make you feel good. CS Lewis said it best: if you want to feel good, bypass Christianity and try a bottle of port wine. My mother battled a substance addiction and an abusive husband who was not my father. She died in 2012 partly due to both of those. Yet I’m supposed to believe there’s a rhyme and reason to all this. I’m a gay person, and just because of something as trivial in the big scheme of things as the fact that I love someone of the same gender, I’m subjected to all kinds of vilification and disadvantage. Yet I’m supposed to believe that there is still a God who judges in favor of the oppressed and gives them their rights. Christianity is going through life without all the answers. Christianity is loving those who persecute you. And I think that when you try to water it down into some type of feel-good club, that’s when you get problems like the exclusion of LGBT people: because in order to create this artificial high, you have make a minority group feel low and exploit them as an ‘evil other.’
Excerpts from a work in progressgaychristian)
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