When you see Christ in every person, then you will understand the love of God. How can the Muslims see Jesus in you if you hate them?
Christ in you, your hope of glory.....
Dang, VERY well said, Anne - Sparrow too! You guys are, indeed, my favorite Liberals! I admit that I see dimly, but not dimly enough to ignore the obvious core message of Jesus - Understanding God's Love. If our attitudes are not motivated by Love then they are not of God.
The problem boils down to each religion's version of Absolute Truth
. Orthodox Christianity is no worse (nor better) than the rest. But eventually, the Dogma of Absolute Truth
, which includes "promises" of blessings, favor, lands, protection, retribution and eternal bless, will cause an "Us verses Them" scenario and then the killing starts. I mean, why not? What fellowship hath darkness with light, right?
"With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion!"
Steven Weinberg (1933 - )
BTW, I still Pray FOR Obama and our Leaders as I have for all since I became a believer. I ask that God's Spirit will guide them in all wisdom. Frankly, I have not seen many obvious answers to my prayers in this regard yet I'm not clairvoyant enough to make these judgments as of now. Time will tell, I suppose.
In His Love, John