Category Archives: Hypocrisy

My Evangelical Church Is Gaslighting Me, But I Refuse To Fall For It Anymore

This is one perspective from inside American evangelicalism we don’t often see.

It is not an easy read.

And I can imagine it would have been even harder for the author to live through.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/evangelical-christians-trump_us_5bfc326de4b03b230fa57ae9

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Married Christian Lawmaker Resigns After Same-Sex Office Affair

Bottom line: Another anti-gay, married, conservative Christian lawmaker is exposed as a self-loathing, religious hypocrite. Sad!

Sad for him, and all the lives he has negatively impacted through his intolerance and condemning words.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2017/11/married-christian-lawmaker-resigns-sex-office-affair/

Leviticus Pick-n-Choose

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These prevalent and casual hypocrisies will never die. Because most of the faithful never read their holy books or think about what those books actually say. Instead, the books are used to prop up their own prejudices.

Their god is either hopeless at communicating (ie incompetent) or don’t really care about the impact of his words (evil or capricious.)

Or he doesn’t exist.

Religion of Peace is a Matter of Interpretation

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We have all seen blatantly ironic pictures like this. Islam is both a religion of peace and of violence. Both those claims are concurrently true. Everything boils down to how particular believers interpret the holy books.

And therein lies the risk inherent in any religion. The gods we invent seem universally incapable of communicating clearly and precisely. It can be said that the beauty of religious texts comes from their ambiguous flowery language, full of subtle shades and rich nuance, and thus open to wildly divergent interpretations.

Or these gods are callously capricious and care not for the suffering, death, destruction their imprecise words cause.

Or, applying Occam’s Razor, these gods simply do not exist.

Matthew 19:21

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Via Facebook.

Catholic Priest Forbids Gay Man from Singing at His Grandmother’s Funeral

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“Connor Hakes, a 23-year-old from Indiana, was not permitted to sing at his grandmother’s funeral after the pastor presiding over the service saw a photo of Hakes attending a gay Pride rally.” — https://www.buzzfeed.com/skarlan/a-gay-man-was-not-permitted-to-sing-at-his-grandmothers-fune?utm_term=.tebMmLe15#.br90ylv2g

The priest wrote this in a letter: “Anytime someone sins and then acts in the name of God, it causes scandal. This is the main reason why you cannot (at this time) offer your gifts in service at St. Mary’s,”

So… the catholic church has long protected and enabled child rapists in its ranks. And that’s not sinning then acting in the name of God?!

But of course, hypocrisy is a mainstay of the church. Do what I tell you not what I do. See how wonderful the catholic god’s love is?