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via Pirate Wench Politics by CommonSense on 2/18/12
Again today I was "assaulted" on Twitter by the "christian" right.
There are true Christians in the world. I've met a few myself. They actually TRY to live their lives to emulate the Christ they were taught about and love. And then there are the "other" kinds of "christians". Those are the ones who don't have a capital "C" in their names. They're the ones who show up to church on Sunday for the free coffee, donuts, or to just be "seen" there so they can look back and say, "Oh how I love God", or to be standing in that social circle outside the church when all the juicy gossip starts making the rounds!
I'm tired of people telling what great "christian" they are, while they deride people for their color, or beliefs or the situation they have found themselves in life. I'm tired of being told that "I" am a terrible christian because I'm not out there preaching the word of God every minute of every day to whoever comes my way. Well let us set a few things straight.
I don't have the time to be a christian right now, because I am taking care of my 95 year old mother who is in end stage chronic heart failure. I don't have the time between changing her bed sheets, her cloths and helping her change her underwear to be witnessing the greatness of God & Jesus. I don't have the time to be witnessing to my neighbors between cooking the 6 to 8 meals a day I have to cook for her to find something that she will eat, or between the every 4 hour doses of morphine so that she's not constantly in pain, or between the 10 to 15 times a day I have to empty the commode and mop the floor.
I don't have the time to Praise Jesus in song, or time to commune with the local congregation because other than my mother being in the last stages of her life, I also have a semi-handicapped brother who also needs help. My brother, although he is able to care for himself, would forget to eat or just eat pretzels all day long if I wasn't here to make sure that once in a while he got a decent meal.
Don't tell me that you're a christian, when you are deriding the poor.
Don't tell me that you're a christian, when you are defaming your neighbor.
Don't tell me that you're a christian, when you are interpreting the WORD OF MAN and telling me it's what Christ said, because the bible you are reading and interpreting was written YEARS after Christ died - and was written BY MEN.
Don't tell me that you're a christian, when you are on your way home from church on Sunday, and see that dirty on the side of the road and mutter the words "lazy bum" under your breath.
Don't tell me that you're a christian, when you are doing absolutely NOTHING to make one single person's life easier but your own.
Don't tell me that you're a christian, when you are cheering when the hangman pulls the handle on a fellow human being.
Don't tell me that you're a christian, when you are whining about how much money goes to feed the poor while you're dining out every night at some posh restaurant.
Don't tell me that you're a christian, when you are looking down your nose at anyone who doesn't fit YOUR ideal of what a christian should be.
You may THINK that you are a christian, but I'm here to tell you pal, you're nothing but a cyst on society. No one cares about what you think, or do, or say... because we know that in the end, the only thing that will happen to you is that you will become the latest gossip subject when you are dead and gone.
A true Christian is not in what he says or does, but in how he embodies the ideals that he believes Christ stood for.