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A Christian¡ Not me¡ Not ever¡ and... Why¡
by Gary Stonecipher
Saturday, April 24, 2004
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If example, is the best window to display truth, then;
leading by example, is an open window to that truth:

Politicians claim; Lies, deceit, pandering by making
promises that cannot possibly be kept... is all in the
nature of the Game of Politics... 99% of Politicians
will state they are Christians! Christians claim; Lies,
deceit, pandering by making promises... that cannot
possibly be kept, are sins; WWJD - Vote them out!

Politicians are the major example of Christianity in
practice, and demonstrates hypocrisy, is common
amongst its practitioners; and WDCD - they keep
voting offending Politicians back into office, cause
the ends will justify the sins; and the sins are doing
Gods Work... and besides... God is Merciful... God
will Forgive the Sinner; and while Christian electors,
keep voting for these Christian Politicians, many are
left believing that the Christian Community condones
such activities; Thus evidencing hypocrisy as a norm!

The fact that 99% of Politicians profess themselves
to be Christians... and those same Politicians claim
lying and being deceitful is the Nature of the Game;
Is such a strong case of hypocrisy... that it is in full
view and conflicts with the Doctrine of Christ Jesus,
is nothing short of amazing... these same Christian
Politicians are supporters of gambling; a Pandora's
Box filled with human misery; as gambling makes...
people destitute; destitute people become desperate;
desperate people will commit any sin... as they try
to dig out of trouble... including burying other people!

Conclusion:
Based on all the evidence at hand... I would have to
lower my moral precepts to become a Christian... In
fact... Jesus, would have to lower His moral precepts
as well, to become a Christian! It is well known, that
Actions are... much stronger than the spoken Word!

When you lead by example... you open a window for
others to see the same Truth that you see... but when
you resort to lies and deceitful practice... then you are
telling me either; your Truth is not strong enough to be
able to stand on its own; - or - your faith in your Truth
is not strong enough, meaning that your Truth is weak;
- or - you are a bad person, but... even if your Truth is
real, I will not bother to look at it, as your actions are in
my way; Tyranny has been served, not Man nor Truth!

Now... If you are a Christian and wish to respond, I don't
want to hear how Man is born a sinner; that is an excuse,
and a poor one at that, and besides; as I hold a baby in my
arms, I do not see a sinner, I only see an innocent child...
and if you should see a sinner... then you should seek help!
And if you want to tell me not to judge all Christians by the
actions of a few; I'm judging all Christians on the actions of
thousands... not just a few Christians; plus the inaction of...
those Truly Good Christians, who aren't dealing with those,
who abuse the magnificent doctrine, Jesus left in our care!

It's in Man's Nature to seek Truth, but when you decide
to play a game with it... everyone's life is affected by it;
People go hungry... People die... Children end up sold as
sex toys; Truth is just to precious a gem... to toy with it!

Do not tell me how righteous you are...
Do not tell me how righteous Gods word is...
Do not tell me how righteous your religion is...
Do not show me how righteous you are...
Do not show me how righteous Gods word is...
Do not show me how righteous your religion is...

I am not a stranger to God, as I am one of his children;
and you do not need to tell me... or show me anything...
For I am an observant person and I can, and will see...
just how righteous you... and your religion are, by that
example you display in everyday life... active works...
If you must play the game of; Show & Tell me all about
the Righteousness of you and your Religion... Perhaps...
you as my example, show a lack of sincere conviction¡

Most people will misquote the intent of an authors words
for there own purpose; This above all else; to thine own
self be true ... is a paraphrase, that is an erroneous self
serving attempt at solving some personal problem... The
authors intent is no where in site... Shakespeare wrote;

    "This above all: to thine own self be true ,
    And it must follow, as the night the day,
    Thou canst not then be false to any man."

and the misquoting of this... is proof that the words are
true to there form... If you can not honestly deal with
yourself... then how can you honestly deal with others!
i.e. If you cannot be honest with yourself... then how...
could you be possibly be honest... with someone else¡

If in the practice of ones religious belief, words of faith
are expressed, but your actions contradict those words,
or when justified... you lack acting upon those words...
You are telling me words, backed by no active deeds;
Words of Faith, with any lack of the conviction to act
upon them, are but sounds not worthy of my attention...
When I hear no words expressing ones faith, but I see
good works being done... it is worthy of my attention!

Nota Bene: about that really bad paraphrasing that goes...
"Judge not; least you should be judged"; this is not correct!

Try this on for size: Do not fear to judge for fear of being
judged; Nor believe, if you do not judge, that you can not be
judged. Do not Judge on how something appears to be; but
Judge by the facts, and use the virtue of mercy to administer
correction; Thus you will be known as one, that judges fairly.

If you have judged justly, you will be judged justly; But if you
have jumped to conclusions, then you should conclude; That a
Poetic Justice be your fate, and... You shall be jumped upon!!


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