Lately I have been thinking a lot about my peeve of all peeves, the original Eve of peeves, you might say. My peEve.
Why have so many literate, American people claiming to be "Christians" not really read the Bible?
I'm not talking about anyone who can't read, or people who haven't had the oppportunity to hear the truth, or people who don't want to, or people who disagree with it (although I strongly believe if you are going to flip off the Bible you too should really know what it says). I'm talking the big gum-flapping, Bible-thumping high profile media stars and politicians who call themselves part of the Christian Church but haven't got the slightest idea what the instruction book of Christianity says it means to follow Christ. And I mean all the people who foolishly allow themselves to believe those idiots are indeed Christians, too.
Pardon me, but dumbasses.
I don't care what denomination you are, Bible believers DO NOT
1. Burn anything in effigy to make a "Christian" point
2. Protest anything at a sacred, private gathering known as a funeral
3. Draw gun targets over the faces of people they disagree with
4. Feel joy when a person dies or is killed, especially if there is a chance that person did not know Christ (a Christian mourns)
5. Use a position of power and influence to let their tongue publicly and loudly speak any kind of hate (even for things they hate or that they believe are offensive to God)
6. Name their "church" websites things like "Godhatesfags.com" (they are no church of Christianity if they do, and are certainly not Baptists as they claim, and are hardly even human if you ask me)
7. Suggest violence in any way, as a explicit or implicit response to any kind of situation or problem
8. Encourage division and exclusion over community and inclusion
9. Tear down instead of building up
10. Forget that with the true God of Christian faith, the least among us shall be greatest and the greatest shall be least.
Next time somebody claims to speak for God's people, crack the Book and make sure they fit the bill.