It's so funny how many people can get the message so backwards, so filled with hate and wrath, and so devoid of love, compassion, caring, and hope.
The woman who was hosting the show was asking for prayers for Baltimores streets to be violence free, and asking 2 callers to testify to that... Now that part's ok, peace is a good thing in the inner city..
But the caller who is testifying blames it all on homosexuals.. "All of our men wearing dresses, oh lord save them, cast the evil homosexual demon back to hell!"
There are moments when I just have to shake my head. It's also these moments where I am tempted to do what I've always thought of doing, and it's getting in my head more and more... This one pre-dates any other thing I've ever been interested in, from Comp Sci, to Anime, To marine Bio, to Crim J. to law, to anything.
I'm so sick of the way religion is headed.
I want universal acceptance of all people regardless of race or creed or religion, but I still want to be able to express the values of christianity that I like, and head more in that direction. Kinda like what a Denominational Universalist Church would be. It's hard to explain, and would be even harder in practice to have work. I don't want to convert people, but I have a suspicion there are alot of pretty accepting Christians who don't like going to church to get preached at about how they are wrong for their life choices, and accepting other people... I guess it's kinda like trying to wade through the crap that's in the bible (and it's full of alot of crap, It's been so tainted by the touch of man) and still be a christian. I think church should be a celebration of life, and of being alive, all the wonders created by god's hands... I also deffinitly believe that it needs to be much more nature based. Worshipping in a temple is all fine and dandy, but who built that temple... man. Nature is where I think people are closest to god... It's the house that he built.
Anyhow, off my soapbox, and back to work...
(PS. When I'm talking about god, and I use he, It's just the way I was raised to talk. I'm much more likely to believe god is asexual, but I don't want to call god shim.)