I recently had a conversation with this cool
transsexual I know about a coming out letter
she sent to some college friends of hers. One of
the responses included a phrase along the lines
of: "I know you're not a follower of Jesus Christ,
so I couldn't expect anything else from you." As per usual,
this got me thinking...
When Jesus spoke of loving your neighbor
and being accepting of their ways even when different
from yours (remember how cool he was to the whore
who tried to seduce him), what he was actually saying
must have been "No fags, dykes, trannies,
or kykes. Oh and having been born here in the Middle East
I'm not actually dark skinned. It's just a really good tan,
so no niggers either. And um don't mention the whole 'I'm a
Jew thing." Apparently I just never read the
Bible carefully enough all these years. Or maybe it was
subtle context clues I missed as a child.
Arrrgh! Being Christian is about following the
teachings and examples of Christ, the ones we actually have some
form of documentation of (the New Testament), not the
ones you may like to think he would have said had he not been
nailed to a stick in the prime
of his life by some overzealous Romans. To expand upon, or
modify the meanings of what
he said and still call yourself a Christian is both egotistical
and insulting to his loving teachings.
seems that this concept was only grasped by only a handful of people
and one talking purple dinosaur who is reviled by millions.
"I love you. You love me. We're a great big family."
-Barney the Dinosaur