Colbert says, “If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn’t help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we’ve got to acknowledge that he commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don’t want to do it.”
To the point, I have spoken to Christians who realize they do not live up to Christ’s teachings. Many hide behind the “all have sinned” clause and forget that Jesus spoke of transformation. My Christian upbringing taught me that inviting Jesus into my heart equaled some kind of supernatural change.
It’s simply not true.
Most people want to do good things. The difference between Christians and non is that non-Christians blame ourselves for our shortcomings. Christians blame the devil and construct other scapegoats to hide behind. Or you have this prevalent idea that I will post below the fold that someone posted on my facebook wall yesterday.
Any cognizant person can increase their compassion, joy, peace, love and contentment … and many do it without the bible.
So what’s the difference between a Christian and non?
It’s all it is.
Shit or get off the pot. If you aren’t behaving like the Christ that you say you follow, why call yourself a Christ follower, Christian or whatever euphemism you come up with?
Almost all of us are for what’s right and opposed to what’s wrong. It’s like we’re all on the same team but wearing different jerseys.