"What is supposed to happen in a democracy is that each sovereign citizen will always vote
in the public interest for the safety and welfare of all. But what does happen is that he votes
his own self-interest as he sees it... which for the majority translates as 'Bread and Circuses'."
- Robert A. Heinlein

In Roman times, free Bread and Circuses entertained the masses. I hope you find your time
here both entertaining and informative.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Unwed Pregnancy and Christ's Church

For Shame

It's about time someone had the... testicular fortitude to say this to the Church. Read it and weep for our inadequacies in engaging the least among us. Then let's get on our knees before our Creator and confess our sins of hypocricy and commit ourselves to living our lives with love, remembering it is only by grace we can approach Holiness. There but for that grace goes each one of us, we were not saved because we lack the capacity to err in the same ways as our fellow man, but because of it. Our ability and desire to reject God is what necessitated propitiation. Deep inside every Christian (sometimes just below the surface) are the same human appetites which could easily cause us to conceive illegitimate children, steal from our fellows, and even, dare I say, discover an illicit love for one of our own sex. The only thing that saves us from judgment is Christ, and if we truly believed that and kept it foremost in our minds, we would experience a truly radical, transforming love for humanity that would make judgmentalism impossible. But instead we prefer our God-club because it gives us a loftier height from which to look down on those we should be so passionately concerned about. When we let Christ's mandate to love go unheeded, we are living shame and repudation to the message and the very person of Chirst. For Shame indeed.

1 comment:

Beata Beatrix said...

when I first read 'for shame' I assumed you were referring to how long it's been since you lasted posted. I guess not...