!!!!This post was written before the election, but reposted due to recent events!!!!
“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.“ – C.S. Lewis
I do not possess the qualifications listed on the resumes of every faith leader found under Donald Trump’s catalog of endorsements, and my rebuke of them may very well land upon deaf ears, but for my own conscience I write this post. Frank Herbert said that “reason is the first victim of strong emotion,” and as I stand back and watch an overwhelming fear engulf reason and compassion when it comes to Syrian refugees, I’ve never been so sure of his words.
The vast majority of debates I’ve had about refugees have been with self-proclaimed Christians, so here goes:
I can scroll through my Facebook on any given day and find your posts on refugees and terrorism, and very few are accurate. Misconceptions postulated on fear are ruling Conservative Christian media, and to say it’s troublesome is a gross understatement. So, first off, some facts: Continue reading “Dear Christians, Faith or Fear?”