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Opinion

August 5, 2013

There is no God!

(Continued)

When it stresses what we’re supposedly doing wrong at the expense of what we’re doing right, i.e., when it devalues find the good and affirm it (Alex Haley)

When it underscores “sins” of the flesh while remaining silent about sins of the mind

When it spends more time spying into folks’ bedrooms than it spends dialoguing in folks’ living rooms

When it readily cites excerpts from Paul at the expense of the wholistic Christ of the Gospels

When it chooses to exclude from the Communion Table the very same folks whom Christ fed at the multiplication of loaves and fishes (no tickets required)

When it refuses to feed certain classes of individuals at the Communion Table despite the fact that Jesus fed both Peter and Judas at the Last Supper, knowing full well that they would deny and betray him

When it takes a unified group of worshipers at a funeral and proactively chooses to divide the community at Communion time (whatever happened to do no harm?)

When it accentuates excerpts from Paul’s letters re women and human sexuality while devaluing Paul’s insistence that except for Jesus rising from the dead, all else is garbage

When it determines that the unifying factor is Rome, Canterbury, Geneva, Constantinople ... rather than baptism of water, blood, and desire

When it continues to put teens on a guilt trip for doing individually what comes naturally in the privacy of their bedrooms while transferring and covering up for clerics who violate those very same bedrooms

When it attempts to shove its God and its values down other citizens’ throats via civil legislation

When it values its robed and vested males while devaluing its grassroots nuns on the bus

When it seeks to intrude into decisions between a woman and her doctor while remaining silent over social injustices re equal pay for men and women and equal access to the voting polls

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