To bludgeon or not to bludgeon
I am beginning to understand why so many people think religion is nutty. Well, because it is I guess....at times. Christians are running around babbling, each with his or her bible making infallible statements that, well, sound crazy. Muslims as well do the same thing. In the New Testament, the Word of God is called a "a two edge sword", it is surgical, it cuts in order to heal. However, today, everyone who deems himself or herself an expert on the scriptures us the NT and the OT as a club, bludgeoning others, not cutting, not healing, just beating. No wonder so many in the younger generation, those under 25 find themselves moving towards atheism at an ever larger rate. We are called to be the light of the world, but instead, we are becoming flame throwers, creating more problems that ever. If I thought that fundamentalism was the only way to be a Christian, then I would have to leave the faith. Think goodness most Christians are not and also thankfully, many who are, aren't nutty in what they say or think. The love of Christ in their hearts and the Holy Spirit keep them humble and loving.
If we speak without love, or in anger, or come across as angry, then the battle has been lost. I now that when a Muslim post here in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS it means that that are shouting at Christians....when Christians do the same thing.....yes SHOUTING. IT has never worked for me, when someone shouts, I just fade them out.
We are called to plant seeds, kindness allows the seed to find the ground and slowly grow. It is the Holy Spirit that brings forth fruit, not me, nor anyone on this site or anywhere else. I pray for all, the Our Father does not have the word or the concept of "My Father" to the exclusions of others. when Jesus aught that prayer he taught it to a broad audience. Jews as well as non-Jews.