Sunday, December 05, 2004

The heir to Christianity

One point I want to clarify as far as my own thinking on the previous post ("Something evil this way comes"):

The "legitimate heir to Christianity" is Christianity, and doing the work of the Kingdom instead of using an ersatz version of it to control people and maintain/build political power, which is what I see going on in the fundamentalist shift in the churches.

It's heartbreaking to hear people in the Episcopal Church sound like Jerry Falwell or Pat Robertson. It's the worst kind of Phariseeism. And it is directly connected to the rise of fascism.

Christ's message was rich in love, in social justice, in helping those who are unable to help themselves. Christ came to set us free from the captivity of legalistic, judgmental, harsh and controlling philosophies.

Jesus said each one of us is so important to God that God knows the number of hairs on our heads. That's opposite to the fascist philosophy that we're important only in what the state/ruling oligarchy-theocracy can get out of us.

I believe in Christ and that he is who he said he is.

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