God is kind of an asshole (part 2) – blasphemy as worship
If you’ll allow me, here’s a link to some of my own writing on my personal blog.
I saw the best Christians of my generation destroyed by madness…
I began this post by paraphrasing Ginsberg because I have seen some of the best, brightest, most loving, generous Christians I know destroyed by the sort of madness that happens when people aren’t allowed to speak their truth. Their truth was not allowed or not welcome (or outright shamed and rejected). And they loved the church and Christ and God and so they stuck around as long as they could.
But good, healthy, honest, self-aware people can only deny themselves and their true thoughts/feelings for so long. And so eventually they left because they knew better than to linger in a place where they were not welcome as their true selves.
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Read full article here: http://flavorandillumination.wordpress.com/2014/08/14/397-god-is-kind-of-an-asshole-part-2-blasphemy-as-worship/