Particularly powerful quote from the above:
At times like these, Christians like to smile sweetly and say, “God is in control.”
No. God is not in control like that.
God didn’t vote for Donald Trump, you did.
Stop passing the buck to God.
God isn’t defacing prayer rooms.
God isn’t taunting gay teenagers.
God is not bullying kids on buses.
God is not carrying torches through cities.
God isn’t threatening Muslim families.
Lots of white people (many who claim to be Christians are.)
So quick to mourn the European Holocaust.
So quick to deny our own.
“Salvation isn’t just about guilt and forgiveness. Salvation is also about liberation and emancipation from dark, enslaving forces.”
From the Experimental Theology blog.
When it comes to religious views, we are all in a minority position in that our own view is vastly outnumbered by all other people’s views combined. Therefore, in religion, only a minority […]
Source: In Religion, Only A Minority Is Right – Humanist Plus
Perhaps appropriate for this end of Easter Sunday, during National Poetry Month:
At the tomb of love
I came to say I was wrong,
But you were already gone,
stone rolled away,
© 2017 David W. Jones
Christ is not the power of positive thinking.
the power of name-it-claim-it.
the power of Caesar.
Christ is the power of laying down your life
for everyone else.
© 2016 David W. Jones
‘So dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called “LIFE”. We are gathered here today to silence the voice that accuses. To absolutely luxuriate in a cleansing baptism of our brains and hearts. To celebrate a repentance that leads to life. To love one another as God has loved us. To remind each other of the true voice of God and to shut up the accuser. This is how the beloved of God have always gathered together to get through this thing called life. So come to this table tonight as the child of God you were created to be for that is a gift to us all.’