We are all a bunch of hypocrites

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I think I’ve hit the “reblog” button just one other time. Rebecca’s post is so good and really identifies what I’m struggling with.

Each week I try to plan out articles for the week, yet it seems each week celebrity Christians never fail to give me too much to write on.

Thank you, Rebecca, for this excellent article! and bringing me back “home.” when so much of Christianity fails us. ~ja

Prone to wander...

OK, maybe not all of us, but far too many of us. The internet is full of our hypocrisy.

We preach conservative family values and wave our brand of Christianity like a triumphant banner guaranteeing success — and, when caught actively pursuing adulterous affairs and paying for sex, we cry that we are poor, helpless addicts in need of rehab.

We amass a following and enjoy our status as theologians — and, when our names are found listed on a website of those seeking adulterous affairs, we cry that we are lonely widowers, overcome with curiousity, and that we stopped short of physically fulfilling our lusts.

We preach grace and, when forced to admit our adulterous affairs, blame our wives for being unfaithful first, and thus forcing us to find solace in the arms of other women.

But it’s not a new thing, this hypocrisy. It’s ongoing.

We preach against homosexuality…

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7 comments on “We are all a bunch of hypocrites

  1. Such an excellent post. It reminds me of hearing “We have the answer for what this world needs” preached arrogantly from the pulpit of my authoritarian, former cult. Then, after five members were convicted of molesting children, the mantra became, “well, it happens everywhere.”

    The only thing I have left of my faith is Jesus. I have no more rules, religion, or church. Right now I can’t bear one more disappointment from people who are so certain they are right.

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  2. That was a much needed breath of fresh air, especially after the exposure of D.W. & S.S. She summed up the cry of my heart. Man o man it was a difficult few days, I lost sight of Jesus in all the rot. Last night’s sunset helped me reflect on His beauty & I was able to quiet down. Then I got a text from my sister that the Northern Lights were dancing across our lake, as I watched in awe, I wept & prayed for the truth tellers who serve on the front lines fighting against the religious machine. This post was more icing on the cake. I can breathe again. Thank-You Julie Anne.

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  3. For Dash and all of us have who live with sorrow i have found this Blessing to be of enormous comfort. I share it with you in the hope that the images it leaves in your minds will help to bring peaceful moments in your day.

    Beannacht

    On the day when the weight deadens on your
    shoulders and you stumble, may the clay dance to
    balance you.

    And when your eyes freeze behind the gray window
    and the ghost of loss gets into you, may a flock of
    colors, indigo, red, green, and azure blue come to
    awaken in you a meadow of delight.

    When the canvas frays in the curragh of thought and
    a stain of ocean blackens beneath you, may there
    come across the waters a path of yellow moonlight to
    bring you safely home.

    May the nourishment of the earth be yours.
    May the clarity of light be yours.
    May the fluency of the ocean be yours.
    May the protection of the ancestors be yours.
    And so may a slow wind work these words of love around you,
    an invisible cloak to mind your life.

    – John O’Donohue
    To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings.
    A Blessing For the New Year

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  4. Very well written.

    Hypocrisy is only half the story. It is the circling of the wagons when one of ours is caught. It is the “persecution” card we whip out at the drop of a hat which is the most laughable part. We have turned our faith into a caricature.

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  5. Thank you, everyone, for your comments. I so appreciate that others share that same heart cry. I spent too much time today foolishly reading the comments on Douglas Wilson’s blog — and that was after I’d written a frustrated, painful post of my own: http://rebeccaprewett.com/2015/09/08/when-non-christians-are-far-more-concerned-about-sin-than-we-are/

    My need for Jesus becomes more glaringly obvious to me with each passing day. How I wish I — and the Church — did a far better job of representing Him.

    Your encouragement here was like a breathe of fresh air.

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