(Yesterday my Dad called saying that he had bought some brocoli plants that needed to be put in the ground before the upcoming rain. I volunteered. The last time I can remember actually planting something? A failed strawberry patch more than ten years ago. Now our garden has onions, peppers, and brocoli. It’s not a bad start, but it’s two thirds empty. I have no idea what I’d like for my birthday. Trekies might be interested to know that there is a perfume out there called Pon Farr, and two colognes, Tiberious and Red Shirt.)
“Christianity wouldn’t be too bad, if one didn’t have to deal with all the Christians. This is the attitude that most non-Christians express about their perception of Christians. However, there is a joke among Christians that expresses the reality of the situation. If you find the perfect church, don’t join it – you’ll wreck it. Christians are commonly described as being intolerant, old fashioned, self-righteous, lying hypocrites, who are out to turn the USA into a Christian theocracy. Does the Bible say that Christians are supposed to behave this way?” – Intro to G&S page called, “Bad Christians”
Change comes with the territory. It’s not always pleasant, it just is. It’s not possible to give up our old selves, get a ticket to heaven, and live as if nothing has changed. Absolutely everything has changed. If it’s one thing I can’t stand its that Christians don’t seem to care about changing their collective reputation.