Advice To Christians
During the holiday season, on-line forums seem to bring out some of the shittiest so-called-Christians. So for this time of year, here’s my advice to Christians.
Advice To Christians – Remember Your Primary Purpose
Ask most Christians what their primary purpose is and you might get a variety of answers.
- Love others like Christ did.
- Bring others to Christ’s community.
- Save souls from burning in hell (including one’s own).
Rarely will you ever find people answer with:
- Show others how much better of a Christian I am than they are.
- Look for reasons to be aggrieved about non-Christian ideas and express the grievance far and wide.
- Hate groups for going against my religion’s interpretation of the bible.
First of all, let me say, I know a lot of amazingly wonderful people. Christians and non-Christians alike. And this message could go out to anyone of any spiritual flavor.
“Determine your primary purpose and stick to it.”– QueerJoe
A lot of people I know have wandered away from religion (or run very fast away from it) in the last decade or so. The people looking to join your church, temple, mosque, sect etc. are really looking for a community. So you might consider representing your religious/spiritual community as the kind of person you’d like to attract.
Even if creating community isn’t your primary purpose, once you’ve decided what it is for you, represent yourself in line with that purpose.
What Not To Do
I’ll give two Facebook posts I’ve seen that are clearly antithetical to your purpose:
Both of these indicate some delusion on the part of the person posting it. Delusion that there is anyone that gives a shit about their religion or their belief in God or Jesus. This inane idea that we get angry when you say Merry Christmas is just ridiculous. The second one is such an arrogant example of not-so-humble bragging that it’s obvious why she sees so many upset people around her. Truly, it’s not because she loves Jesus.
Before you knee-jerk-share some ass-hat’s meme on social media, you might want to ask yourself, will this bring more people to understanding my ideas about Jesus? Will what I post attract the kind of loving community I’m looking for?
I know…QueerJoe giving spiritual advice…hurts my brain a bit too. But as an outsider, I can let all the shitty so-called Christians know that they inspire a lot more hate than love sometimes.
I finished the in-progress cowl and one more cowl since Wednesday.
I’ve also started another one which I hope to finish today. Well-exceeded my goal for a week of cowl knitting.