Thursday, June 30, 2005
Persecution of Christians
I was watching John Stewart the other night and they had more commentary about the members of congress complaining about the persecution of Christians in America. I got to thinking about that. They are correct - but the persecution is by the conservative Christian right. I am really getting tired of them defining my Christian values as being about 10 commandments in the courthouse, keeping alive brain dead people by artificial means and actions to force Christianity on the unbelievers. People are not going to become believers by those means. Their persecution continues by ignoring my Christian beliefs in feeding the hunger, caring for the sick, the friendless and the needy, and working to make society less stressful on the people at the bottom. If there is any voice not being heard, it is the Christians trying to follow in Christ's footsteps. I'm tired of them getting center stage and defining Christianity under their terms.