Tuesday, May 27

The teacher concluded by giving the students tips on what to do and not to do to reach Muslims: Don't approach them in groups. Don't bring them to your church ... Do bring them chocolate chip cookies. Do talk about how, in order to get saved, they must accept Jesus. Oh yeah, the chocolate chip cookies are sure to win them over for sure. Lordy, I know people like this, people who are so damn isolated in their own little religious world, totally oblivious and disrespectful to others around them.

I can't even begin to articulate my disgust for Christian groups who go about the Middle East, or Africa, or wherever, trying to force their religious beliefs on others. Organized religion, what a crock of shit. These people should take the advice of Rev. Robert Edgar, general secretary of the National Council of Churches:

...if judgment is to be made it needs to be made by God and not by those of us who have divided ourselves up around a particular ideology.

Amen, brutha. Thanks for the link, Jason. (NYTimes article, you know the drill; login: opensewer; password: iswatching.)