These days, some Christians seem to favor people and practices that are downright evil over Jesus Christ himself. In light of that trend, I felt the need to say something.
On this site, in the past, I’ve freely discussed my faith. I’m making room to do so again, in case I feel moved to make a habit out of it in the future. And I wanted to make a declaration about the type of Christian that I am.
Let me be clear:
Toxic, invasive versions of Christianity have never appealed to me.
The core of this faith is supposed to be about love.
In life, our vocations may differ. But our purpose related to how we treat each other ought to be focused on loving God and loving our fellow human beings.
Trying to play God with other people’s lives is not love. It’s a controlling, oppressive position, and it’s one that I’m not interested in propagating. It’s not a healthy stance for anyone—including those who choose to practice it.
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