This blog post was going to be me ranting my annoyance with the media coverage of the inflamed sides of the mosque debate and the preacher from Florida, both of which are getting way too much attention from “journalists” and “leaders”.
Then I realized my ranting would be feeding into it, so I just want to say this:
Can we please stop being angry about every little thing. It isn’t solving anything, in fact its making things worse and a lot more complicated. Maybe if we all calm down, and got over our “religious superiority” or our “american exceptionalism” and just realized that people are people, everywhere, we could actually start to make some progress in not hating each other.
I know its a lot to ask of people in general, but I especially ask this of people who claim to be Christians. If you are going to claim Christ, can you please stop hating in his name. We especially need to remember that the only difference between us (Christians) and the rest of the world is that we received God’s grace and forgiveness. We are not better people, we are still people, we just have hope that Jesus is going to bring about His Kingdom, and we are apart of it. I don’t think that hate will be involved in that, and I don’t think a mosque anywhere is going to stop it from happening.