I honestly can't believe all the bickering, name calling and just plain ugliness that has come from the blog contest over at Circle of Moms. And today I find out there have been threats of harm to not only my friend who writes Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom, but also a new friend who writes Journey to Beloved. What in the world is going on with some of you people???
The ones who claim to have a witness for Jesus are the ones who are being the most dramatic. I honestly don't understand how anyone who claims to be a Christian and follow the teachings of Jesus Christ can be so nasty and hate filled. Yes, you are "concerned for the salvation" of us Pagans, yes you want us to "be saved and seek the kingdom of God". But if what you are spewing in your blogs is the "only" way to meet the Savior, then I'm gonna have to pass.
You see, once upon a time, I too was a Christian. I read my bible, went to church and Sunday school. I was so active in my church, I didn't have/take time for anything else. I still know the scripture, I still remember some of the songs of praise we sang. However, there was SO much anger, competition, strife and unhappiness, I walked away from any organized religion. After searching for so many years, I finally found peace and most of all TOLERANCE.
Today I love everyone, I care about everyone, I don't judge and I don't condemn. If you want to be a Christian, I'm all for you following that path. Please don't push your beliefs off on me and anyone who doesn't believe the same as you. Please don't condemn those you don't understand and please find the love and compassion I know Jesus had in his heart for those who were different from him.
And most importantly STOP all the hatred and negativity you as Women of Faith have been spewing the past few weeks. Find the love I know you have in your heart, find the joy that is supposed to come from being a Christian, live the life you have and then when it comes time to meet God in judgment there will be no reason for him to say to you, "Get thee gone, I never knew ye".