I could come to him on my own terms, whenever I wanted, and I found myself doing it more often than I ever expected. I give you the most hypocritical religious group in America, Evangelical Christians.
Hypocrisy is a word we like to throw around a lot in this country, whether we're discussing athletes doping, celebrities who are full of it or any other person who genuinely talks out of both ends of their mouth.
For some, it is the Christian faith in particular that is the problem; for others, it is a broader objection to religion in general. American Christianity became a noisy gong when it gained political, social, cultural, and economic power at the expensive of vilifying LGBTQ individuals, oppressing people of color, deporting immigrants, denying refugees, abusing children, and assaulting women.
So, all this experience provided was practice for those people who think it's important to have a veil, a religious "facade" if you will, to present to those around them. The top three problems people had with Christianity were that it was viewed as 1 anti homosexual 91 percent of responders2 judgmental 87 percentand 3 hypocritical 85 percent.
Yes, a lot of it goes to work improvements on the physical church, and a lot goes into funding various charitable programs, but where does the rest go?
And I'm not letting you go to jail for assaulting a preacher. As I got older, I realized organized religion wasn't for me.
To those who stayed, I applaud them, but to the rest of you, good riddance, and in time, hopefully you will see the shame in your ways and ask for forgiveness.
We must always look to Jesus as the example of perfect love. Many folks don't perceive Christian individuals, churches, institutions, and organizations in the United States as being loving, patient, or kind—and with good reason.
A relationship with God doesn't need to take place in a building. Of course, there are—and always were—Christian communities that selflessly loved and served others.