There's been some contention on this page as of late. A lot of folks feel hurt and betrayed by our political system and they've had some venting to do over it. Other folks have been shocked and disheartened by some of the angry sentiments.
Let us just say this: We can't be everything to everyone here. As much as we would like to, it's impossible. We'll all fallible human beings. You are. We are. We do our best to present as many sides of the story as we can from the perspective of progressive Christians.
We're all going to have to learn to be tolerant, and accept each other for who we are, when we agree, and when we disagree. On a page about "religion" and politics, folks are going to have to ignore what they don't like, or don't agree with, and enjoy the rest. We do it ourselves. Believe it or not, we (the page owners) don't even agree with each other on everything. Imagine that!
It's all part of the spiritual journey of becoming a more mature Christian. We must learn to tolerate views we may not agree with, or even find distasteful. Sometimes people (all of us) say stupid things. Sometimes we don't sat things perfectly. Sometimes you don't. No one does.
Many folks come to our page as tell us we are the reason their faith has been restored. This gives us the biggest thrill of our lives and is actually the reason we keep coming back every day. All of us here have lives and families, yet we spend untold hours doing this for next to nothing.
The bottom line is that while we are thrilled beyond words to be a part of this phenomena known as The Christian Left, we can't carry the responsibility of maintaining the restoration of your faith. We are not worthy of that job. You see, some of us almost lost our faith too. In the end it came down to one factor: Jesus. Who He is; What He said; and the example He set. We can all encourage one another to the best of our ability, but we are all human beings. Human beings will always let you down eventually. Jesus won't. Always look to Him to be the author and finisher of your faith. Peace.
About TCL Blog
We’re not about Dogma here. We’re just Christians who think the political and Christian right-wing have their priorities wrong.
Charles Toy is the founding member of The Christian Left. We're sure you will enjoy his passion as well as his wit. Guest bloggers featured often.