Yesterday in a phone conversation, a man from north Florida with a drawl used an analogy of laws of Florida to “Bible laws.” To which I responded to him that I did not understand his analogy because I don’t believe in Bible “laws.” That was as far as the conversation proceeded. Did he go away thinking, “this guy is an atheist!” If he did, he made a wrong assumption. There are many of us who are Christians and truly remember when Jesus Christ was entrapped by those accusing him of breaking Bible “laws.” What was Christ’s response?
Christ said we should live by the simple principles of “love God and love your neighbor as yourself and then we fulfill God’s laws.” In other words, by living by these simple principles, we live God’s laws and don’t need to be stumbled by people who try to quote God’s laws (as the religious leaders and lawyers tried to stumble Jesus).
I have faith in the words of Jesus Christ and, though it sounds as if I am bragging, probably moreso than the man with whom I spoke yesterday who felt he needed to impose, in a dictatorial way, his ideas of “Bible laws.” Those ideas are based on ignorance and stupidity – and that was why Jesus Christ “wept over Jerusalem” and said, while dying on the cross, “forgive them, Lord, for they know not what they do.”
Ignorance and stupidity means Bill O’Reilly has blood on his hand due to the putrid hatred that spewed forth about an abortion doctor. Had he lived by God’s laws, he would not have done that.
Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck spew forth putrid hatred and do not live by God’s basic principles. There are others who are stupid and ignorant and do the same. For stupidity and ignorance breed hatred and violence. And it was violence and an inability for the people of S&G to accept strangers in their land that was at issue with God, not homosexuality.
Ignorant narcissistic fools demean our humanity and degrade what Jesus Christ truly is.