Wolves take sheep from a flock while the shepherd looks on. One wolf says, "I just love their forgive and forget policy!" That's because abusers and bullies and the violent will always continue and escalate their behavior unless they're called on it and pay consequences for their actions. People who've been in relationship with such people know this. Painfully.
Two pastors preaching to a crowd of people. One thinks, "Look at al the beautiful people!" The other thinks, "Look at all the beautiful women!" WHEN PREACHERS ARE PREDATORS Every day it's in the news. This is not a rare occurrence, but prevalent. I know many women who have experienced and been the victims of unwelcome flirtations, inappropriate sexual behavior, sexual harassment, and sexual assault by preachers, pastors, and spiritual leaders. I wonder how many women here, reading this post right now, have as well.
A Venn diagram of church and state and where they overlap is "assholery". 'Nuf said.
A man asks Dr. King, "Dr. King, when you say that the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice... like... how long?" THE LONG ARC TOWARD JUSTICE Good question. For some reason, I believe this to be true. At the same time, it's been the cry of a suffering humanity for millennia. Even the Psalms cry out, "How long, O Lord? How long?"
In this cartoon we see one scripture from which one man is inspired to express love and peace while another man is inspired to express hate and violence. ONE SCRIPTURE TWO INTERPRETATIONS Some people claim we wouldn't know how to love unless the bible told us how to. Does that mean we wouldn't know how to hate unless the bible told us how to? They might point to Paul's love chapter, 1 Corinthians 13, and claim that this tells us how to love. I claim it's not a prescription but a description. It is describing what love is. It's discussing something that...