Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Episode X


At first, I thought that this post would be about Wolverine, since it is Episode X, and he was Weapon X and he is definitely a berserker of aggression. But I haven't even seen the new movie and my mind is elsewhere anyway.

I feel like the world has taken an aggressive tone with Christians. Many are going to read this and wonder what the heck I'm talking about, but, nonetheless, it's out there.

I don't know why it's ok for Christians be be called names or have harsh language used to describe them. Here are some examples: Intolerant, Backwards, Stupid, Ignorant, Evil, The cause of injustice. Those are just a few I've heard lately.

I know that there are examples of people who are these things and that some happen to be Christians. I know for sure that the media really enjoys a good Christian scandal or screw up. Yes, it seems that the worst examples of us are the ones who are on TV the most, but surely you all realize that these are the minorities. Most of us are good people, trying to live out what the Bible teaches and to love the people around us. Why do Muslims get to call their crazies "extremists" and everyone writes them off while Christians are all lumped into the same category as our most recent embarrassment?

Maybe I'm hyper sensitive to the subject. Or maybe when you call one of these people stupid, ignorant, backwards, or evil simply because they are a Christian, you are calling me these things.

Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket - safe, dark, motionless, airless - it will change. It will not be broken, it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation.
C.S. Lewis

Is someone trying to pick a fight? I love you anyway. But I don't get the aggression.


  1. more than conquerors...

    people who do not hold belief don't disparage me much. Its when we do it to each other that our words become meaningless.

    keep heart as they say

  2. i so agree. along with that, people making these claims against us dont realize that the people calling themselves christians and arent acting like one, probably arent really a christian. like you said, they are a minority.

  3. A similar argument could be made for just about every single special interest group, including the non-religious. Atheist suffer an undeniable form of persecution in this country, as well (which may explain some of the animosity you're talking about).
    I, personally, don't support attacking religion based on any one individual's actions. All my problems with it stem from what I consider to be flaws in the doctrines and the logic. But I don't think Christians are any more flawed than Muslims (probably much less so), or Jews, or Hindus, or Scientologists.

  4. what bothers me the most is being regarded as needy or weak.... ahhhh and i hate the word religious.... drives me up the walllllll...

    i feel for you i really do