"So," they say, "nobody's perfect!"
But the Vinedresser won't buy that.
Given the opportunity, He will trim the unproductive suckers and shape the branches so each one will bask in Sonlight.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

A Rare Agreement

        Whoda thought I'd ever finding myself agreeing with white-supremacists. You know, those are the folks who love the ol' Stars and Bars, the Red and Gray, the "South Will Rise Again" kinda stuff. Well, today I found an infinitesimal area of agreement with those folks.
        I realized that in today's politically correct parlance, racism applies only to the white imbeciles who hate others simply because they are different. By that standard, African-Americans aren't racist. Neither are Arab-Americans, American Indians or Hispanics. When those folks hate whites, they practice "reverse-racism," which is somehow less nasty than white, skinhead-style racism.
        For anyone who truly loves and identifies with the name of Jesus, and claims to follow Him in His love and grace, hatred of any person is not possible. Yes, I realize lots of self-styled Christians would dispute that, and I could go into a litany of Scripture passages that support my tenet, but that is a subject more suited to a book than a blog. In case you've missed it, my point is racism—whether reverse or otherwise—is arbitrary hatred, and Jesus died because of, and to eradicate human hatred.
        Some would argue that God hates those who practice evil that is particularly detestable to Him. But how could that be, since He offered His Son Jesus as a living sacrifice for the sin of all humanity? If Jesus, a Jew, loved Gentiles, Blacks, Hispanics, Orientals, Arabs, and anyone else of the nearly infinite variety of humanity, insisting that Christians can and should hate people doesn't make a lot of sense.
        But foolishness is no respecter of sensibility.

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