As a resident of the Bible Belt, I have had to put up with a fair amount of intolerançe, closed – mindedness, paranoia, distrust ( directed towards other groups ), casual bigotry, misuse / abuse of Biblical passages, & having my POV minimized. Strict adherence to religion kills grey cells :), & smothers the human spirit.
It never ceases really to amaze me how the Christian community, along with many religious communities really, can attack mercilessly, but cannot take a taste of their own medicine. Does anybody remember that billboard that was up around Christmas last year? I have a picture of it that I will show, which will illustrate for you what I am trying to say. What I am trying to say is this – Christian American can dish out endless series of punishment, retribution, scathing, hatred, and venom, but cannot take even the slightest bit of criticism. Here is the billboard –
Take a nice long look at that billboard. Take a long look. Let me ask you something – does that sound even the slightest bit confrontational to you? Do you feel like you are somehow being attacked by that billboard? I am, of course, asking any Christians who read my blog. …
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