Use it for Good or Lose it

Religious zealots, talk of God’s great love

but what they believe in is his unconditional hatred

of those he chooses to hate.

Funny how their God always

hates the same things they do.

God doesn’t have a Twitter or Facebook account

but they do and it’s where these bash gays and liberals.

I wonder why God would hate what he created with

his supposed unconditional and boundless love.

These zealots claim God helps those who help themselves.

I say it’s what they help themselves to

and who they harm while helping themselves

that really is what matters.

Some preachers focus on the coming apocalypse

instead of working to create a better here and now.

These preachers have absolutely no need

to buy insurance as they’re already dead.

Their concept of God is a murderous psychopath

who will torture you forever if you don’t agree to be his BFF.

My response to that line of thinking is

“You and I read the Bible very differently.”

God or at least my God doesn’t instruct me to hate anybody.

I prefer a faith of love and understanding

that doesn’t preach condemnation.

But I guess it’s much easier to keep converts

in line with fear than with love.

Racism, homophobia, bigotry,

xenophobia and misogyny

all have historic roots in religion.

These issues wouldn’t be in America without

religious zealots and their God of hate.

We would be so much further ahead,

socially, scientifically and intellectually,

in the world than we are currently.

You’ve heard the “my cross to bear” expression.

Think of the cross as an opportunity.

Use that opportunity to spread a faith of love.

You and everyone you meet in life

will happier and blessed and our short stay

on this planet can be a taste of Heaven

instead of a Hell on Earth. Peace.

 

Wrong Worship Song 

“Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.” ~ Garrison Keillor

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One response to “Use it for Good or Lose it

  1. james jordan

    Jim, nice to hear from you. yes, of course, we Christians must practice what we hear in Sunday services. following Jesus is a lot harder then it looks. his life is a simple one, no need for fancy things or expensive clothes. love all kinds of people, do good works and love will come your way. god bless and thanks for reminding me of what the bible is really all about. jj

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