I watched this video on iTunes on gun control and gun violence. It’s called Armor Of Light, here’s the link:
It documents the story of Pastor Rob Schenck, an Evangelical Minister.
I think with the election of Trump, the fact that 80% of all self-described Evangelicals voted for him, there’s a lot of questions people who aren’t part of organized religion have. Count yours truly and my familia as some of them.
Same thing with the recent special election in Alabama. Roy Moore, an avowed Christian, Evangelical — and accused pedophile, barely lost.
I thought the video was fascinating.
I have good friends, friends I count on and love, who’re people of faith – Jonesy, R2, blackwellspace, and Ammo. But count us in with the group who’s looking at organized religion and going, “really”?
Political strategists on both sides are saying that organized religion has lost at least 10 years of progress because of Trump and now Moore. I agree. I think organized religion has some work to do, to get people to listen and grow its ranks. Because we see significant hypocrisy. We don’t see the teachings of Jesus. No. We see Fox Evangelicalism.
If churches want more members, they’re going to have to listen to those who aren’t in the pews. If they want a big tent, they’re going to have to listen to those standing outside and pointing fingers. They’re going to have to make changes based on what they hear and see.
We have friends who’re deeply religious, we love them. But if it’s our view that most in the pews don’t come remotely close to lining up with what Jesus taught, and it is, we’ll stay away. We can read the Bible and talk about Jesus at home.
I wonder how many more feel the same way we do?