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This Journal will most likely offend everybody...

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 22, 2013, 3:32 AM

Warning: This journal will most likely offend everybody...

December 22, 2013 at 5:02am

I've been thinking a lot based on current events just where I fall on issues such as homosexuality, abortion, or even Christianity. Phil Robertson recently was very outspoken about what the Bible had to say about homosexuality. Many Christians have rallied behind him, because of his bold assertions and standing up for what he believed in. After all, did he not just take the biblical approach and use his freedom of speech to take a stand on something that is clearly immoral? But, he did not stop there. He went on to say that he did not even understand why gay men would be interested in the anus when their is a vagina...after all "there is more there." Again, just sharing his opinions, albeit a bit crass. However, this is where he showed a lack of understanding and hence a lack of empathy and compassion for homosexuals. First, he alienated half of the race by only referring to gay men. Second, he pointed out that he clearly lacked an understanding of why people would be gay, in the first place.

 

Which begs the question, did he really take the biblical approach in his ramblings at all? Christians, especially in recent times have struggled to somehow regain some sort of moral ground or footing in a world that they see becoming increasingly sinful and immoral. But, oft times in doing so, they have almost placed themselves up on some sort of imaginary pillar of moral SUPERIORITY. This has a two-pronged effect. It alienates them nearly completely from the world around them...and it makes them come across as judgmental buttheads. When I look to the Scriptures, I don't see Paul in any of his ramblings about homosexuality somehow singling them out or showing any kind of lack of understanding about gay people. In fact, at one point he mentions it right next to lying as a reason none of us are worthy of escaping Hell fire, except for the grace of God. So, did Phil Robertson take a biblical approach in his ramblings? I think not. When confronted with the issue, he should have said that we are all sinners in need of a Savior of which I might be the worst of all. That would have put the attention back on Phil Robertson by humbling himself instead of elevating himself to some sort of moral high ground, as if he was somehow better than his gay fellow men. It also would have deflated the interviewer...or took the interview in a different direction to focus on why Phil Robertson sees himself as a sinner saved by grace. What an opportunity would that have been to share his own personal experiences of how he found God in his life. Instead, we know what really went on to happen.

 

This opens up the bigger or biggest can of worms about how all of Christendom handles hot topics like homosexuality, violent crimes, racism, and/ or abortion. I think a disturbing trend is that Christians have begun to take the same approach as Phil Robertson. They have oft times forgotten where they were and where they have come from. A great many Christians have become so comfortable in their salvation that they forget that they themselves are sinners saved by grace. In their struggle to face a world that seems to be becoming more separated from them...as they continually try to separate or elevate themselves from it...they have in their own minds become morally superior. This way it makes it easier to justify seeing others in need of a Savior as morally inferior. They can create labels for these people...(gay people, race haters, murderers, liberals, poor and lazy, etc.)...instead of just seeing them as hurting people in need of Christ's love. This in turn creates a complete lack of empathy, understanding and compassion for anyone that they deem as not like them or beneath them.  This is not in any way the biblical approach. This is not in any way Christ's approach.

 

Perhaps it is far past time that Christians stand up for what they believe in. Which is that all people are hurting, alone and in need of God's love. It is time to once again see people as people in need of compassion, grace and love. It is time to see sin as sin and realize that we ourselves are the biggest offenders of all. We are not somehow better or superior because we don't struggle in a certain type of sin...but rather God's grace has managed to safeguard us from that pitfall. When we look at ourselves from a biblical perspective...only then can we reach people where they are and truly see them as God sees them and truly impact the world around us in a positive way.



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What is your favorite all-time animated Disney movie? 

38%
3 deviants said The Lion King
13%
1 deviant said The Little Mermaid
13%
1 deviant said Beauty and the Beast
13%
1 deviant said Frozen
13%
1 deviant said Mulan
13%
1 deviant said Other? Please comment...
0%
No deviants said Bambi
0%
No deviants said Cinderella
0%
No deviants said Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
0%
No deviants said Aladdin

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Mucho gracias, Glenn.
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:iconpinkdancingflower: thank you very much for your support G L E N N :iconhappysunplz: 
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Your welcome. You are always a great friend and wonderful person!!!
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