Sunday, January 28, 2007

I’m supposed to hate!?!

They are evil and we are good.

God is on our side because we are chosen by God.

The evildoers beneath us can’t be negotiated with because

they must do what we demand in the holy name of God

or be destroyed.
Holy Dirt---Steve Schalchlin

I get the felling I’m supposed to hate. I can’t be a loyal American or a good Catholic (or any other kind of Christian) unless I believe that all members of Islam want to make us all like them or destroy us and our freedom in the process.

Well, the positions I take are much more in line with our past and current pope, our bishop and Catholic social teaching.

Hate doesn’t see any of that because it’s blind and driven by fear.

Bravado driven nationalism that disguises hate in an illusion of the defense of mom and apple pie does not improve its immorality.
It is well known that honest dissent takes courage and is the highest form of patriotism.

People say they have love of nation and faith in God but once again it is necessary to point out that the greater part of faith is trust. If we love Jesus it’s imperative that we at least struggle to trust in what He taught us.

We all fall short, I know I have a whole stack of demons I wrestle with and I let them win far more often than I should, but to outright deny Christ in favor of fear and hate is just wrong. We should all be encouraging each other in this struggle and not be putting pressure on those who disagree to join in an orgy of embracing evil.

Hate is evil, it always has been and it always will be the largest obstacle to fitting through the needles eye.

"Don't ever let anyone pull you so low as to hate them. We must use the weapon of love. We must have the compassion and understanding for those who hate us. We must realize so many people are taught to hate us that they are not totally responsible for their hate. But we stand in life at midnight; we are always on the threshold of a new dawn."

--Martin Luther King, Jr.

"In struggling for human dignity the oppressed people of the world must not allow themselves to become bitter or indulge in hate campaigns. To retaliate with hate and bitterness would do nothing but intensify the hate in the world. Along the way of life, someone must have sense enough and morality enough to cut off the chain of hate. This can be done only by projecting the ethics of love to the center of our lives."

--Martin Luther King, Jr.

please listen...
(Didn’t Know I Was) unAmerican

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