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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-23-09 02:37 AM
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Jesus Christ, You Really Rock!
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Edited on Mon Mar-23-09 02:45 AM by NanceGreggs
As the Christian world gears up for the celebration of Easter, I am reminded of who you were and what you stood for. And sorry for saying so, but it has nothing to do with being a Christian, or accepting you as my personal saviour which Im not, and which I dont.

What it does have to do with is that You, as a person (whether real or imagined), were willing (or so the story goes) to wind up nailed to a cross rather than give an inch to those who said that doing unto others as we would have done to ourselves was not the way to live or was a concept not worth ultimately dying for.

In the midst of a world gone mad, bent on the destruction of our fellow human beings who hold different religious beliefs than our own, it is so totally cool to remember that You had it all sussed out over two thousand years ago blessing the Peacemakers, and declaring that they will be called the Sons of God. Im liking that right about now, and so are people all over the world. Has a nice ring to it. And people are kind of listening.

Now, truth be told and Im given to understand You know the Truth when you hear it Ive never been an adherent of the died for my sins theory. But that being said, theres something about the Human side of you that puts me in mind of being part of the Divine.

Theres something about the guy who didnt just talk the talk, but walked the walk, that appeals to people like me people who have seen what incredible greed can do to a nation, what unspeakable fanaticism can do to a people, what unfathomable selfish and self-serving interests can do to the world at large.

Even as we speak (assuming youre listening), there are people dying of hunger and thirst, people displaced by wars waged for profit, people being abused, disenfranchised, dismissed out-of-hand, and tortured in Your name. Damn them all, those who do such unspeakable things (oh, and BTW, if it is somehow within your power to actually damn them all, no one would be more grateful than me, just sayin').

But I'm pretty sure I realize what Your message was, is, and ever shall be, amen (just being a Sunday sermon smart-ass there): As you do to the least among you, so you do unto me.


While I dont believe You saved me by being nailed to a cross, I do believe you led the way to a better world by being willing to say the ultimate STFU to those who are still selling your story to the masses as they pass the collection plate, without ever bothering to know who you were and what you were all about. I hear ya and so do millions of people around the world. Finally. Better late than never.

Just wanted to let you know that your message was received and actually taken to heart by those who may not believe in you as the Son of God, but believe in your message all the same.

And maybe the message is what it was about all along and theres something God-like and Divine in having sent it and having heard it. Works both ways just like its supposed to.

But you knew that all along.

(This post is dedicated to the DUer who inspired it, and who inspires me every day. saltpoint, this one's for you.)
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