If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that hypocrisy is one of the main reasons that religion really irks me. It’s not that I care much whether a pious person sits in his room and talks to a non-existent being, no matter how ludicrous that seems. No, it’s that usually – and I stress usually, not always – that same person takes his beliefs out into the world and tries to impose those beliefs on everyone else, while ignoring them himself.
12 The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. 13 Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs. 14 Then he said to the tree, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard him say it.
Rather than post one of my rather long winded diatribes on a specific topic, I thought I’d mention a few things I’ve seen and found interesting on other blogs, in the news or elsewhere. So, without further adieu…
I do believe we are in the process of watching the death of a church, if you could call it that. The Westboro Baptist Church, (that vile, hate mongering empty shell of an institution that calls itself a church – for the purpose of this post I’ll grant them the same status) is dying. At least, that’s my call based on what I read.