Saturday, April 7, 2007

Happy Easter

I'll be enjoying the day in my usual Sunday way, which basically involves getting stuff done and enjoying the company of friends and family, hopefully with a good meal thrown in the mix somewhere. I'll be more tempted by the idea of church once the ranks of Chrisitanity manage to cull the herd a bit, ridding yourselves of the Dobsons, Falwells, Haggards, and other types who pretend to be Christian while really chasing the trappings of politics and wealth.
It's troubling to listen to "Christian radio" and hear the kind of hate spewing out of the mouths of my brothers and sisters in the faith.

In fact, I've grown tired of people who pimp God. That's right; we have a litany of individuals today who are holy, holy, holy, sing hallelujah, talk about how they love the Lord, but when it's time to walk the walk, somehow the spirit evaporates.
I mean no disrespect to the people closing their businesses to celebrate Good Friday, or those joining the throngs at church on Easter Sunday. But the joy of religion is long since past for me. And until it becomes more about quietly setting the highest example for others to follow and less about judgement and scorn, it will probably remain that way.
To quote the words of Ian Hunter (formerly of the groundbreaking band, Mott the Hoople):
There's no religion
you did that
it helps to keep your little leaders fat
Like faith 'n superstition stay
to help you pass the time away
More here, with lots of discussion in the comments.

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