“Sorry We’re Closed” When you claim you love everyone but only certain people can enjoy the expression of your love and all the privileges it offers then you have different kinds of love for different people depending on where you place them on your scale of worthiness.
CAN THE CHURCH BE HEARTLESS? I call this cartoon “Boot the Heart”. Sometimes the church is so heartless you’d think it was intentional about it. There’s a saying: “When people show you who they are, believe them.” Same with churches. When they show you who they really are, believe them.
“Are You Truly Free?” I had settled for the belief that we can never really be literally free in this lifetime. But let me tell you a story: One night after going to bed feeling completely trapped, hopeless, dark, and ready to give up, I had a dream. I woke up the next day a free man. And I mean literally. It was all in my mind. I realized I was literally free, and I literally was. I think you can be literally free. And feel it too. You might argue, "But I have limitations. There are conditions under which...
“Bad Theology Harms People” Theology is not just a hobby. It’s a way of thinking about the world. It’s a way of thinking about people. And it always percolates down into how we treat people. Theology translates into policy. It must! If people are being harmed by a theology, then it must be reexamined and even put away.
The bible compares people to sheep when they are in trouble, lost, confused, vulnerable, and weak. It never compares people to sheep when they are just being people. It only compare people to sheep when people need help. Nevertheless, it's now come to be used to KEEP people weak, controllable, manageable, usable, and stupid. It's mostly used to prove that people can't and therefore shouldn't think for themselves. That's bullsh*t! It's full of sheep!