Loving Darkness

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Even though I long ago stopped believing in the fairy tales that define Christianity, there are a few lines from the “The Book” that have stuck with me over the years.

One in particular has repeatedly come to mind as I read and listen to all the events, circumstances, actions, etc. surrounding the current POTUS …

Men love darkness rather than light
because their deeds are evil

(For veracity’s sake, the actual scripture (John 3:19, KJV) is as follows: And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.)

Naturally believers will insist this scripture be read in context and will adamantly point out that John was talking about Salvation (printed in red for obvious reasons) through J.C.

However, I think most would agree that believers have been known to “cherry-pick” scriptures now and again to support their cause.

I’m just doing the same. šŸ˜Ž

But back to the saying.

Anyone following the Twitter King is continuously and diarrhetically reminded by him that every and all claims of malfeasance on his part are LIES, LIES, LIES!! (All generated by the Democrats, of course). Yet any requests for him to provide documentation, witnesses, phone records, TAX records, etc. to support and validate his position are immediately (and vehemently) DENIED. In fact, he has even attempted to utilize “the law” to protect his (many) secrets.

Now why do you think that is? Why do you think it’s so important for Donald J. Trump to keep some things in the dark??

Hmmm.

Because … God

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Many Christians respond to questions about their faith with the above phrase. For them, it is the ultimate answer … the end-all, be-all response.

But for those who do not believe in “God,” it carries no weight.

OtherĀ Christians useĀ “Scripture” to defend their faith.

But for those who do not believe in theĀ sacredness of the bible, the words hold no meaning.

NumerousĀ Christians will “testify”Ā of miraculous changes in their life to validate their belief.

But for those who place no weight in personal experiences, these testimonies are worthless.

SomeĀ ChristiansĀ will point to the universeĀ and claim it all bespeaks of a “Grand Creator.”

But for those who feel science offers a more valid explanation, thisĀ claim isĀ null.

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So I’d like to ask this question of my Christian followers … why? Why do you, as a dedicated, “born-again” believer continue to peddle your goods to non-believers?

Do you, in your heart of hearts, truly believe something you say or write will change a life? And if so, why?

 

Should the Refugees Be Helped?

This from the CHRISTIAN bible … Matthew 25:41-46 (NRSV):

Then he will say to those at his left hand, ‘You that are accursed, depart from me into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels: for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not give me clothing, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ Then they also will answer, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?’ Then he will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.

Can it be made any clearer?

ANY Christian that believes and lives by the words above and then declares the U.S. should not accept and help the refugees is, by Jesus’ own words, “accursed” andĀ will “go away into eternal punishment.”