Today as I think about it (and have for quite a while), I believe empathy for Christianity is at an all time low…at least the lowest it’s ever been in America.
Let’s think about it. It’s okay to do whatever we want “as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone else.”
Well, what if I told you that what you were doing was hurting someone else? And what if I told you that that someone was me? What if I told you the number of times my heart has literally broken with the sight of the rainbow across my screen…and not simply because of the rainbow, but it symbolizes so much more to me.
It symbolizes a blatant disrespect for God’s word.
But we have freedom of speech right? Well, that’s until we speak about our religion.
I mean, how have we come to a place where we can’t talk about religion or politics or sexual orientation at work? How dumb! I mean really.
How about a little respect? Just a little.
How about NOT showing Jesus on the cross kissing another man…or showing people of the same sexual orientation on the cross. That is something that’s sacred to us. It’s not a joke and it’s not to be mocked. I would NEVER mock you like that. NEVER!
To me, the rainbow, in this sense, is almost – if not more – disrespectful than the confederate flag. And don’t get me wrong, I believe that flag has to go too.
But, I mean, when did we get to a place where we are able to do what we want to do when we want to do it. And how did we get to a point where we are able to interpret the Bible however we’d like. It’s not okay to apply an act of eisegesis (the interpretation of a text (as of the Bible) by reading into it one’s own ideas, Merriam-Webster Dictionary), to the Bible in order to make it okay with you. That’s just not okay.
But even more disturbing is the fact that so many…and I mean so many…people make it known of their low tolerance for Christianity. They don’t want you to talk about being a Christian. They think it’s mean if you speak what’s biblical. They judge and often chastise your beliefs. But then tell us we’re not being fair when we speak.
Oh come on. So it’s okay for you to have an opinion, but not me. How hypocritical is that?
I just can’t. This makes me so sad. I love God so much, and to see people disrespect him like this hurts my heart…especially knowing I’m going to do my best to continue to love on them, especially those who are willing to receive and respect my love.
This world kinda sucks now. I’m kinda with my friend…when is Jesus coming back?