My friend, Elysa , sent me the link to this article and I want to share it with y'all. It is the lead feature on the religion mega-site Beliefnet.com. Well over 2 million people access this site on a monthly basis and about 10 million receive newsletter content. It was written by Tom Davis, the author of Red Letters: Living a Faith that Bleeds and CEO of Children's HopeChest.
The article is actually titled, Why Christians S**k, on Beliefnet. It was funny to read through the article and see the middle letters starred out. I, however, don't have a problem with that word as evidenced by this post. When I went to check out Tom's blog I saw that he had the word spelled out on his. I don't know why that tickled me so, but it did.
While looking through the Children's Hope Chest web page I saw this. Elysa has Saint's Coffee on her side bar and she once held a contest where the prize was some of this coffee. I knew from back then that part of the proceeds went to Children's Hope Chest. But, to be honest, it didn't make it into my long term memory at the time. Check it out!
Here are some quotes from the article that I particularly liked. The whole article is worth reading, so be sure to do so.
When Christians care about their political views, what sexual preference someone has, or their bank account more than they care about the millions of people who die in the world because they don’t have five dollars to buy the medicine that would cure them, something has gone drastically wrong.
Christians, listen up: People are tired of being criticized, judged, and listening to the lip service we are so great at giving. Instead, why don’t we commit to making the changes we can make?
Christianity needs a renewal of the principles that made it great. It needs to be more like Jesus—compassionate, self-sacrificial, unconditionally loving, and caring for those who are most in need.