The Unauthorized Biography of Rosco P. Coltrane

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Monday, August 07, 2006

God Hates (Fill In The Blank)

$33,120...That is how much of Arkansas tax dollars are going to a preacher who came to the University the past few years and tried to share the gospel by calling people sluts, whores and fags.

And while the state has produced a surplus during the past fiscal year, it upsets me that $33,120 is going to this man and not to feeding programs for the poor, or air conditioners for the elderly, or health care for people that are dying. Anything. I would prefer it go to almost anyone other than this guy.

I have seen these kind of guys around before. There are a few of these preachers that specialize in evangelizing and witnessing around Southern college campuses and have become quite infamous with their preaching using words our mothers told us not to use.

There are others that specialize in protest funerals and celebrating in the death of a soldier, a homosexual, or a police officer, a practice that I find so despicable that I am offended at the fact that laws must be passed to outlaw this sort of behavior.

But is saddens me more than it despises me. It saddens me because this might be the only impression some people have of Christians. There will be people in this world that simply believe that "God Hates (Fill In The Blank)." The same judgment that is being thrown around by these preachers, that same judgment is being cast back at all of Christianity and God, himself.

Why would someone want to believe in a God that only judges, only condemns?

Imagine being called a whore while walking to get lunch. Imagine being called a fag on your way to meet up with some friends. Imagine if the only thing you ever knew about God was that "God Hates (Fill In The Blank)."

And never getting to see a sign that says "God Loves (Fill In The Blank)."

I don't know. It is like a movie quote I like to use often.

"In all my religious studies, I have only come up with two hard incontrovertible facts: there is a God, and I'm not Him."

And since I am not Him, I will leave the judging to Him. I do know this though, no matter what, still, God is love.

First John 4:8 "Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love."


Blogger Adam said...

A few random thoughts on this:

Aren't first impressions important?

It's amazing how we donate money to causes to feel better about ourselves or to get a tax break, but few of us take a second glance to see how it is being used.

Nothing like a little checkbood evangelism/salvation to make us feel better about ourselves.

If we took 15 seconds to analyze all the shit we do before we do it and ask, "am I sending a message of love or hate?" where where would this world be today?

The evil you do in the name of good is 100 times worse than the evil you do when you're just yourself.

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