Christians have been demonized by the left in America for many years now, on a side note that’s an oxymoron. It has always baffled me. For what reason are we the target of the insults and the hateful rhetoric? It seems to me that everyone in this country should have the right to believe however they want. To some, however, that is just not a reasonable accommodation. So what if freedom of religion is written into the Constitution. That’s just an old document; a document written by people who, according to the uneducated masses on the left, were not religious at all. These same people have said that the founding fathers had no idea what they were actually writing. Maybe they’re like congress nowadays and needed to pass it first so they’d be able to read what was in it.
As anyone with any sort of common sense or brains knows, this is a whole lot of B.S. As a citizen of America, we can follow any religion we choose. We could be a Christian, muslim, jew, or even an atheist. When a person chooses a religion that the left deems unsuitable for their agenda, they turn on that person as if they were the worst kind of scum that crawled from the depths of hell. When I became a Christian, I didn’t all the sudden become a person that hated other religions, races, etc. I have no malice towards anyone or their religions (excluding extremists like radical muslims).
There are groups of “Christians” out there whose goal in life is an abomination to true Christianity. To say morons like the Westboro Baptist Church reflect Christianity as a whole is unfounded. Anyone who is a true Christian disavows the hate these jackasses spew, not to mention the fact that they proclaim to be Democrats, or at least their leaders do.
It’s very true that not every Christian is perfect, but then again no one is perfect. There are Christians that live good lives and try to help the helpless. Some give shelter to the homeless, and I’ve seen some give most of their income to soup kitchens and domestic violence victim shelters. They don’t hate anyone, whether gay or straight, black or white, mormon or muslim. They just want to live their life like Christ would.
The fact that Christians and conservatives help the downtrodden without being told by government, or should I say forced by government through some sort of redistribution, pisses the left off to no end. They believe that it’s the role of government to give the poor money and food for nothing. It has been proven time and time again that non-governmental aid always arrives faster, is more organized, and does not discriminate based on class. For example, there are people, rich and poor, still waiting for food, water, and power in areas affected by hurricane Sandy. The “almighty” state governments are turning away some of the volunteer help because the workers are not in unions. FEMA has hardly lifted a finger to help, not to mention the fact that NYC was more interested in putting on a marathon than providing aid to its citizens.
When examining the help from private entities and citizens, the response time is shorter and is actually helpful. Glenn Beck’s charity organization MercuryOne.org was the first to arrive in New York to give out food and water. They beat out FEMA and the RedCross. They targeted churches to distribute the aid. Why? Because churches are part of the communities. They are affected just like the family down the street, and they know where aid is needed and can get it there immediately.
To show the intelligence of the President and FEMA, let’s look at how they expect to let people know where aid is. In a press conference, he told those affected to go the FEMA website. FEMA itself put out a tweet with the web address. Tell me something Mr. President, how is the average Joe supposed to surf the web with no power? What about the senior citizen living in an apartment on the 20th floor? How are they supposed to get help? Even if they knew where to get help, they can’t use the elevator to get there.
I believe the left also targets Christians because of a feeling deep down that they don’t like. This feeling is the one that tells them that the choices they are making are wrong. It’s known as a conscience, but a better word for what is happening is conviction. They have been trained by the professors and teachers to do whatever they want because there is no such thing as ‘wrong.’ Whether it’s a homosexual lifestyle, drug abuse, or simply pre-marital sex, the left says that any type of self-destructive lifestyle is okay, as long as it makes you feel good. The fact that Christianity can make this feeling, or voice, rise up inside of them all the sudden drives the left crazy.
I know there are a lot of “Christians” who live a double life. They go to church on Sunday, they sing the songs and listen to, or sleep through, the sermons. Then come Monday they are back to the drinking, the cheating, the stealing, etc. I will be the first to admit that I struggle a little with this, but the fact is, no one, and I mean no one is perfect. Not even Mr. Obama. However, there are a lot of good Christians out there that emulate the life of Jesus Christ better than most, and I pray I am getting better as I surround myself with these people.