Friday, January 14, 2005

A Super Fundy Morning

I had an encounter with JEE-zuhss (and you have to do a little head-bob as you emphasize the JEE) at a local retirement home that had me biting my tongue. An earnest, kind-hearted musician was leading a hymn sing for some residents while preaching, testifying, cajoling and threatening their souls with Hell.

What makes me sad is the self-righteousness that accompanies such evangelism. What I see underlying all of that Christian love is a fear and hatred of God, oneself and all others. Salvation = selfishness. And what really drives me nuts is because of my chosen profession, it is assumed I share those same beliefs.

Save me Jeebus!

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