I recently made a posting on my Facebook Page after being on a feed with Pastors and other various “religious” people. The feed I participated in for a moment really disturbed me, as it ended up getting very ugly for a religious conversation. Here is the posting I made on my page afterwards:
“Note To Self (My 1 a.m. can’t sleep because I’m GRUMPY thought):
“Stay off of Religious Folks and Pastor’s Facebook Pages. Nothing good comes from being on them, as they all seem to be in competition with each other to prove who is more “religious”, who knows the word of God and can interpret it better, who’s house is cleaner, and who is better than who; which then turns into everyone looking like hypocritical, snobbish, know-it-all, rude, uneducated, unfriendly, asshats who only care about making others feel bad in order to promote their own self-worth and self-esteem.”
SHEESH! No wonder I stopped going to church and just study the Bible at home on my own! Did it ever occur to any of these people that:
This is why we have so many different denominations of Christianity, different Religions, and various Cults popping up everywhere??? (Because people think they know the Bible better and they can have a bigger better church) Or that maybe it’s why many people have stopped going to church at all and morals are being lost in this country? Or why some folks don’t believe in God at all?? (Because man keeps screwing the Bible up with their own agendas and attitudes)
MYLANTA!!! People have got to get it together and stop being so RUDE with their HOLIER THAN THOU attitudes!!! That is not the way to draw others to following God’s word or the Bible!
I have always been a very Spiritual person with Christian views and ideology, as I was raised in and grew up in the Church; BUT when “man” puts their own spin, attitude, and agenda on Religion it makes it very hard to want to attend a Church and be apart of a Congregation these days. People have become very snobbish, rude, and condescending when it comes to Religion! Often Hardcore Religious people come off as being very judgemental, holier than thou, and very arrogant when dealing with others. I think everyone is intelligent enough to know that no one is perfect but when you portray yourself to be by putting others down solely based on your personal religious views wouldn’t that be a bit hypocritical and against the teachings of the religion you claim to know and follow?
I was raised and grew up in the church thus, I have always been a very spiritual person with strong Christian ideology. Therefore when man puts their own attitude, interpretation and agenda on religion it makes it very hard to want to attend a church and be a part of a congregation these days. There is an attitude among some of the people who attend church regularly and feel “holier than thou”. They come across as being very snobbish, rude and condescending when discussing religion! These “self-sanctimonious” persons are very judgemental, and arrogant in dealings with others. I believe that everyone is intelligent enough to know that not one is perfect and especially when if you call yourself a Christian. So when you portray yourself to be ‘perfect’ by attitude and putting others down based solely upon your personal religious viewpoint, isn’t that a bit hypocritical and blasphemous in regards to the teachings of the Holy Bible that they claim to know and follow so much more diligently and expertly than anyone else?
Because social media is so one-dimensional, meaning it’s difficult at times to detect a person’s tone and infliction on a statement, people at times type statements that can be misinterpreted very easily through a computer screen. Television shows such as Preachers of LA glamorizes being a pastor in ways that are not typical of what is regarded as “Christian-like” behavior. Shows like that are also contributing to the promotion of mediocrity in our society as well as the downfall of religion, it doesn’t help the religious sector when priests, pastors and other ecclesiastic figures are being caught having adulterous relationships, out-of-wedlock children, molestation, theft from the church, and other various crimes that are not Christian behaviour.
It also doesn’t help any when you can walk into a Church and see the income levels of a Congregation from the front to the back! That doesn’t make one feel very welcomed either! Some folks know what I’m talking about here! I mean big hats and fancy designer clothes in the front, Target and Walmart attire towards the middle, and Thrift Store and Hand-Me-Downs in the back! Another example would be when the Pastor has more gold in his mouth, on his fingers and around his neck, than the cross and drive a Lexus, Rolls Royce, Mercedes, or other expensive vehicle all paid for via their congregation and tides.
Religion was NOT established for people to utilize as a tool to promote themselves and their ego’s, make themselves feel better by stepping on others, or get rich! If you are a religious person you know that the purpose of the 10 Commandments was to serve as a moral guide for living, build good relationships with each other based on love and mutual respect, and to love, honor and obey God. So how exactly does a Christian fighting another Christian play into to the Bible and it’s teachings? How does acting more superior and proving who is more religious accomplish any of the Lords lessons? Shouldn’t you be making sure your own house is perfectly clean before you go and try to clean someone else’s?
The Pew Research Center has done research on religion and the trends going on with people in the United States as far as being religious goes in their lives called the Religion & Public Life Project. Their studies show a rise in the American public that doesn’t identify with any particular religion and the various reasons why people choose not to affiliate with a church . Gallop did their own poll and found that less than 20% of Americans attend church regularly. And ChurchLeaders.com also ran a story called 7 Startling Facts: An Up Close Look at Church Attendance in America echoing some of the same results.
If you have the inclination to actually ask people yourselves, you will find out that the answers as to why they don’t are similar. Some will say they just don’t have time, some will say they just don’t believe in organized religion, some will say they don’t have the money, and others will say that they don’t believe in religion or God at all. In the end when you break it all down you will find the underlying cause though. They feel uncomfortable, they don’t want to be judged, and they don’t feel like they are worthy enough to be there due to the bad attitudes put on full display by church members and comments that people claiming to be Christian make.
So I ask you:
Don’t you think we should put a better face on the Christian Religion in our country if we are to gain any ground here? I do believe the old saying ‘You catch more flies with honey than vinegar’ would apply here! I mean really? Would Jesus have a front pew seat, big hat, a fancy car, gold accessories, a mansion, and a bad “push more people away” attitude?
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I have heard a lot of people on Social Media, make the claims that The Black Conservative Summit is a racist thing. They see it as having a separate event for Blacks (which the event is open for EVERYONE of EVER RACE to attend if the so choose) is racist in itself. Amazingly it’s not the Left that is making such claims this time around, it’s coming from the Right. I would like to be the first one to step up and tell people just how wrong that assumption is!
I hate to break it to you folks, but Conservative Blacks are going to have to step up, come out of the closet, and show themselves to win this war within the Black Community. It’s going to take Blacks working within their communities and in the trenches to change our community from within.
This Summit is being put on by one of the people we work with within our network Eric M. Wallace and the Freedom’s Journal Institute. They have 16 confirmed speakers, Star Parker, Wayne Perryman, Ken Blackwell, and Harry R. Jackson, Jr. to name a few.
The BCS will feature leading Black Conservative and Christian Leaders from across the Country to address issues. It’s time for the church, pro-family organizations, and concerned citizens to come together, to draw strength and learn from each other, and to coordinate responses. Consequently, we believe that at no other time in American history has the fight to uphold our nation’s founding principles required our undivided attention. Again, the theme of our summit is “Defending The Natural Family: R.I.S.E. to Rebuild the foundation of Black America”.
Racism or racist ideology has nothing to do with this summit. This summit is a place where we as Black Conservatives can exchange ideas on how to better work within our communities, become a better “Conservative Bridge” from our Community to the Conservative Movement, then go on to educate ALL others in the area of reaching out as well. I hate to sound insensitive, BUT, it’s going to take Black people to educate other Black people at this point in time. The Republican Party waited too late (claiming that they didn’t have a race issue) to reach out to the Minority Communities to try to change things. Face it folks, they dropped the ball! Do you really think that the Black Democrat base is going to listen to White people, especially White Republicans (who the Democrats have taught and ingrained that White people are the enemy, Republicans, the Tea Party, and Conservatives are all rich, White, and racists, and that the rich White Republicans are the one’s keeping them down) at this point in time??? HELL NO! They barely tolerate us Black Conservatives as it is, but… that’s the key phrase “THEY DO TOLERATE US”!
The leg up that we have as Black Conservatives is:
We still have a foot in the door. We are still BLACK (regardless of the racial slurs that the Left throws at us), most of us were “born Democrat”, so we have an idea of what it takes to change from being a Democrat to a Republican being a minority (and it’s not an easy step as some may think), most of us have family members that are Democrat that we still have contact with and connections to so we are around our own community everyday; and (the big one) we are still able to tap into our own community and work within our own community to make a change for the better, because we know how to speak to our own community without having doors closed in our faces and coming off arrogant and at times flat-out racist (which seems to be a big problem for the pigmently challenged these days, lol!)!
The Republican Party throws us Black Conservatives into the limelight when “they” choose too, when they feel it’s appropriate, or when they feel guilty as they have not done a great job of reaching out to the Black Community (or the Hispanic Community for that matter). Regardless of whether we are in the limelight or not, we are still here working to make a change and create a better Nation within our own community! You can not say it’s alright for the Republican Party to “show-boat” their minorities when they choose too, but then turn around and play the Race Card screaming “Racist”, when Black Conservatives try to work together, and exchange ideas under the label of Black Conservatives with the hand we as Black Conservatives have been dealt! You can’t have it both ways!
Now, I ask you: Are you going to be team players and let us Black Conservatives do what we need to do to make the change you say you want, or are you going to play into the Lefts way of thinking and start playing your race cards calling everything out as racist?
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