Friday, November 27, 2015

OUR modern Day Sodom and Gomorrah

I read an article on the advocate and I cannot agree more.

When you read the story of Sodom and Gomorrah you see that God destroyed the city for being wicked and sinful, but the sins were not homosexuality, sexuality, rape or anything so carnal... It was the sin of not caring, the sin of self, the sin of disregarding the needs of the stranger.

Jesus was pretty big on taking care of those that needed it. From the hungry (loaves and fishes, y'all) to the sick, to the leprous, to the outcast (looking at you whores), to the dead... Jesus was a man who helped first, offered aid, offered comfort, and offered hospitality.

What would Jesus think of the Christians of America? Their rabid attacks against immigrant children from Mexico (literally throwing things at them and calling them vile, disgusting names), the ignorant fear mongering of women and children fleeing a war that we created, the embracing of ideas we sent the greatest generation to eradicate from the earth (only to watch the children of that generation falling into the same trap of nationalism and religion TRUMPing rational thought and human decency).

We are a modern day Sodom, but not because we allow same sex marriage... not because women have control of their bodies, not because there are less Christians than there were, not because we have a black president, not because women can vote, not because we demand equality, not because we embrace evolution and science... We are a modern day Sodom because the followers of the Bible do not bother to read and embrace the spirit of the book, or the messages it lays out in dealing with other people.

The Golden rule, parable of the rich man going to heaven, the actual story of Sodom and Gomorrah... where God struck down the whole of the land... not because they wanted to rape his emissaries... but because they did not welcome them and treat them as the bible commands. I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me..  These are the ideals your precious fucking book are extolling, not hatred and bigotry and a lack of human decency... At least that's what people tell me, their actions tell a completely different story.