well, not really, but since I’ve been preaching a lot online, thought maybe this is a better place to do it.
ok, I get it now, it is a whole lot easier to make up a pretend god and do what he says because it is what you want to do rather than listen, learn, and be obedient to the REAL divine and do what the Holy Spirit, your Higher Self, your Soul, God, Goddess, ALL THAT IS tells you to do.
how many mistakes we made traveling with the OIM ministry, being rebellious. but when you obey, you have to do stuff you don’t really want to do, say stuff you do not really want to say. it is uncomfortable to surrender your will to the divine, forgive, love, a lot easier to judge others, be afraid and hate, and most people take the easy way out. except it is not really the easy way, filled with pain, strife, conflict, and disconnection. sad. very very sad. been there done it both ways. Jesus knew that it is a biotch
It has been a lot to process and deal with, all of these bathroom bills in NC, MS and other places plus all of the assaults upon women in ALABAMA and other southern states.
One real LIGHT this week was to read this TRULY Godly man’s blog. He speaks the truth and the phony baloney christians hate him for it. I feel truly blessed and he even made me cry, laugh, and just say BINGO, right on.
“I know that the loudest voices often carry the greatest weight, and right now those voices speaking for my faith tradition are heavy on acrimony and painfully short on compassion. Those voices reek of bigotry and entitlement and manufactured martyrdom. They speak with cruelty and malice and malevolence—but they do not speak for me.
I absolutely don’t believe they speak for Jesus either.”
“You can be a Christian and…
– not believe that people born LGBTQ are inherently sinful because of that fact.
– trust much of what Science has revealed about the world and how it works.
– believe that Hell might not really exist.
– notice what appear to be contradictions in the Bible.
– believe that dinosaurs existed on a very, very old earth.
– not vote Republican…”
here are a few other choice tidbits
seems to me that trans / gay people are damned if they do and damned if they don’t with these bills.
For those that are all in a tizzy over “sharing” a bathroom with someone transgendered… When you see someone with a full beard, muscular upper body and no breasts entering the women’s restrooms or someone with a D-cup, wearing makeup, with no body hair and in high heels entering the men’s restroom, PLEASE remain calm. Don’t freak out. They are only using the restroom that coordinates with their birth certificate. Because this is exactly what you wanted, right??? And boy did you ever get your wish granted so you should be gracious about it
“That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole Torah; the rest is merely exposition.” –Rabbi Hillel 110 BCE-10 CE so much for the OLD TESTAMENT… summed up by a highly esteemed and expert on the OT Rabbi
“for almost two millennia Bible believers have sought to entice small children, the desperate poor and the trusting by promising the kind of debased, tawdry everlasting life described above. They still do today. Selling shares in this Heaven is a multi-billion-dollar industry.
Crowns and white robes and streets of gold and angelic choruses are Christianity’s carrot, with the threat of eternal torture as the stick. Millions of people have lived and died, fearing one and anticipating the other, never noticing the sleight of hand—that they are two versions of the same thing”
“Their main interest in Christianity seems to be an expectation of being rewarded in the afterlife despite bad behavior while alive. And as for their leaders, beware wolves in sheep’s clothing (Matthew 7:15)”