Saturday, July 08, 2006
The crooked preacher and his flock
My nose told me that Reed was a conman looooong ago, independent of any political disagreement. Certainly his dicey comments about how he did politics, as a sneak attack, should have raised eyebrows.
I think people who call themselves Christians need to re-examine whether their faith is leading them in the right direction. Jesus's faith in God led Him to the cross. Peter and Paul also faced death for their beliefs. What are today's American Christians enduring as a cost of their faith? A couple of jokes on Leno?
A fair assessment would lead one to believe that most American Christians are following a false gospel.
Why are so many people fooled when a simple review of publicly-held facts strips the story bare, showing Reed's true colors?
Most of us human beings do not experience God as a being. Rather, we experience the divine through Truth, Justice, Mercy, Natural Beauty.... concepts that inherently involve something eternal and transcendent.
Look at the right. The movement is shot through with lies, injustice, cruelty, and the artificial beauty bestowed by money. Until people experience powerlessness, either personally or vicariously, they don't know how wonderful Mercy is. Until they have been wronged beyond measure, they cannot appreciate Justice. Unless they have been despised by many, but loved by one, they don't really understand Beauty. For them it is impossible that someone old and ill and fetid and poor can be beautiful.
That's the true message of the Cross, by the way. Most of the rest of Christianity is dogma. It's a message inherent in the history of the Jewish people. Islam understands it through a dedication to justice and compassion. For Buddhists, the wheel, maybe.
People can't see through the disguise of the devil because they have never seen anything that lasts. The right literally lacks the eyes to see God with.
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