Christians who blog about the Gospel should learn to accept the fact that they will be hated for it.
Jesus knows this, commands you to stand firm, and gives you the power to overcome.
“Everyone will hate you because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.”
“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”
-1 Corinthians 1:18
I get where the hate comes from and why. I have been called every name in the book, had my intelligence insulted, had people tell me they hope I die of cancer, had people tell me social services should take my kids away because taking them to church and teaching them about Jesus is a form of child abuse…the list goes on.
But what I have never heard, until today, is that I am no better personally than a cold-blooded murderer and guilty of deranged and psychotic thinking.
But my point stands: with that type of deranged, psychotic thinking, James (and whomever else agreed with his post) would happily walk into a women’s health clinic and gleefully murder people, just like their Christian-terrorist brother did the other day. These people are ISIS on paved streets.
This is beyond reprehensible.
So, I am deeply effected by this on a personal level? No. As I said, hate because I preach the Gospel is expected. Besides, if I were thin skinned enough that I cried into my beer or lost sleep every time someone spewed ridiculous hate at me, I would blog about fishing, cooking, or gardening, not Jesus.
All I have left to say on the matter is this. The blogger who allowed this comment (ironically, he is against angry rhetoric when it comes from conservatives and religious folks), the blogger who wrote it, and everyone who comments in the thread where it is found and endorses it by not speaking out, are now forever banned from leaving any comment whatsoever on this blog.
You can hate me all you want, I don’t care. But I have no obligation, biblical or otherwise, to put up with you or interact with you in any way.