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Hate In The Name Of Your Religion
Hate In The Name Of Religion
I can start off with real stories of people being persecuted and even killed because of religion. But there are to many stories that there isn't enough room to put it on just one page. Actually all you have to do is get on this computer and see the hate going on with all the News reports and comments you read, that are put out there for the public eye to see every single day.
I just can't fathom a God that would dictate all the chaos that is going on world wide. I am actually concerned for the well being of the innocent by standers in all this. Our we higher then God that we can decide who deserves to have rights and who doesn't? Isn't all mankind made in His image?
As of late with all the news on Kim Davis and now the meeting with the Pope Francis it has stirred a new sense of concern to how this is going to play out for the innocent. I speak on behalf of the LGBT homeless youth who already have been persecuted and run out of their homes because of religious parents who wouldn't have nothing to do with them, due to their lifestyle. Has our religious beliefs actually hurt people instead of helping them?
It isn't only the LGBT that are being affected by all this, so are the Christians that walk in peace and try to follow the example of Christ teachings by showing acts of genuine kindness for mankind in general, how it will affect them as a whole when in fact they aren't the ones that are causing all this chaos to begin with. It is the religious extremist who act out in demand and some have actually killed in the name of God. So we are all hated because of it and now we hear more about how we are being targeted because of other religious extremist that is giving us all a bad name. How to remedy all this really depends on us in how we respond and re-act to the situation.
If you want to see how the Lord fits in all this just study who He is and who His character is by His example and the way He walked on this earth, by the New Testament. The only people that I saw Him yelling at was the Pharisees. They were always trying to find fault in His teachings they even claimed that He was of satan because He walked and talked to sinners truly reaching out to the condition of the soul core of the condition of the man or woman.
He did things that upset the Pharisees because they were blinded by all their doctrines. Christ never looked at the outer man He looked inside. We failed the gospel and the true meaning of the message, we distorted the truth by becoming and acting like Pharisees today. We the church lead many not to Him but away from Him.
Why can't we accept the fact that we are all different and we all come from different backgrounds. God made us all but He made us all not to be the same. If one don't look like you, or think like you, or even act like you. Their beliefs may differ from your beliefs, just why can't we learn to be more tolerant of people accepting that not everyone is going to be the same. We can't change people only God can and it isn't our job to try to make others change to who we think they should be. This isn't a difficult task.
What does the bible say about how to treat others:
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
We don't have to agree with what another person is doing but rest assure that if our actions is that of only hate and rebuke that may not be the answer to finding a common ground for what this world is today and may be tomorrow.
Entry of the Crusaders into Constantinople by Gustave Doré (1832–1883)
We Don't Have To Compromise---> But We Don't Have To Hate Either
We don't have to compromise our faith but we also don't have to hurt another person or persons right in order to not compromise ours.
Remember when it comes to state and religion that is two separate things. Those two are not mixed with each other. But the law sometimes changes and it can change where it can hurt ones own conscience so how do you deal with something like that where you don't want to compromise your own faith yet not hurt another persons right in the process of it all?
Pope Francis states: that conscientious objection is a human right ----I respect this as being true for all people within reason.
Since Kim Davis has been the top story today in the news. She is the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, defying the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June that legalized same-sex marriage. She was jailed for six days but was released. She then tampered with the issuing of marriage licenses. Here is a clerk who does have rights, they allowed her not to have to put her name on those documents. Yet even after they had her not interfere with the other employees issuing those licenses to same sex couples she still is trying to change the law to fit her beliefs.
There are other ways she could of went about it. She could of stepped down and if she didn't want to do that either way the fact that her name doesn't have to be on those documents is affirming to her that she isn't condoning their marriage to same sex couples. Instead she is making trouble not only for the LGBT but for Christians who also walk by faith and want to do the right thing. Is her stand proving anything or is it hurting us as a whole? Where do we draw the line. Before someone else gets hurt!
Has our hate message brought others to the Lord? Also the way we are being targeted and even killed for being Christian, is it because of all the religious extremist who brought the message of hate and non acceptance. Stirring hate in non believers instead of Hope and salvation to all mankind. So we are all paying for their actions. Due to the many years of (oppression) making others feel that they were not loved or accepted by a God when in fact God does love them. We tried to place a yoke on them that we ourself never abided by. God's free gift is to all, who will receive it. We put that block in front of them making others feel unwanted and rejected. Why should others want what we have?
I come across Christian extremist that say we have to speak out truth and why should we stand by and allow others to tell us what to do when it comes to our faith.
I agree to a point and this is what I mean. When the Lord is being taking out of the equation in other words when we remove him out of schools where we are not allowed to pray in public anymore that should be our right as a human being. Others should respect this right and it doesn't interfere with what they are doing does it? It isn't hurting someone else when we are praying etc. How is it affecting them?
Another question is maybe Religious extremist are getting tired of others denying their rights too?
How can we meet in the middle without stripping one of their own choice to believe or not believe in a God? How is it hurting others when two people who want to marry the same sex that is their right and their own choice. That is between them and God.
If we need to be extremist don't you think that it should be toward a more worthy cause those who are homeless and the hate crimes that are taking peoples life's. The list goes on and on. With all these distractions we are actually taking away from what really matters and that is the well being of all mankind and what really is going on. The hidden agenda is to really hurt and kill our existence here on earth. That means the Christian community and the LGBT as well because their is a Hate in a religion that is bigger then all of us and that is the face of Evil that we are up against and is already here and no one is paying attention too.
Burning cross often used by Ku Klux Klan to intimidate minorities
Hate due to religion isn't solving the condition of the world today in fact it is causing more hate and division and an untruth of who God really is.
Take care of our own household and treat others with kindness and respect,they have their own life to live. The only job of ours is to love thy neighbor. If they ask then point them in the right direction but no where does it say to force your belief on someone else.
That is why God gave us a free will. He doesn't violate our will so why should we violate someone else's will if no one is being hurt by it. The only way one should step in is if someones life was in danger. For example: rape crime of this sort, child abuse any type of physical abuse. etc. You get the picture!!
We need to come together in love and acceptance we all have gifts that will be much needed in that dreadful day that is to come. I really believe that Pope Francis was sent to bring unity in our nation and to stop the divided force that is causing all this hate. Chaos and dis unity comes from our enemy. Our fight is not with each other. PRAY for one another!