I'm sorry...I really don't know what else I can say. I am a Christian and there would have been a time in the not so distant past that
I would have rather have said I was ANYTHING other then THAT. But before you judge me and "my kind", put us all in the same stereo-typical basket"...please meet me, know me before condemning me for the supposed "sins" of others. I'll be more then happy to be accountable for my own mistakes, flaws and deficiencies.
I hate to say it folks but I love the diversity of people...different cultures, races and I always have. One of my dearest and most trusted friends is a mid-70 something retired surgeon who is happily married to his companion of nearly 40 years...who also happens to be a man.
The Bible I read and understand says a lot of things about many subjects but ultimately I learn to love my neighbor and that I am not GOD...so it's not my job to judge. And not only that...I don't WANT to be the judge...I don't know why anyone would.
I have many flaws...have made more mistakes then I will ever be able to atone for. But I hope the life I live today speaks volumes about who and what I am to this day.
I am not trying to say that I am somehow special or really unique...as a matter of fact among the believers that I know.. I am really nothing special. What i do notice is that NONE of them meet the ridiculous stereotypes that are out there about Christians. I am not seeng it where I live and breathe...i see very cool loving., accepting people who help those from ALL walks of life!
It's weird...a few Christians have extreme views and run amok and our society seems to accept the notion that is the position of the entire so-called "Christian Right". That we are ALL like THAT...Whereas very few to no one condemns the Muslim's who kill in the name of their religion. Our society just accepts on without a doubt that this is the work of just a few "renegades" though NO ONE from their own religions comes out in opposition OF THE...WHY?
That whole thing is a political correctness disconnect that i do not understand.
I do not know why i felt compelled to post on this but hey...there you have it. This is what I am...