Path to Submission


I keep getting rejection emails from restricted Country Clubs that I have never even tried to join. Why do they always look like churches? I wish they’d take me off their lists.

Christian Scripture teaches that there is but one God who alone is Creator and Lord of all. To him alone, every person owes glad- hearted [sic] thanksgiving, heart-felt praise, and total allegiance. This is the path not only of glorifying God, but of knowing ourselves.

This is from the Nashville Statement, signed by Evangelical people I never heard of except for Dobson somebody. If he’s who I think he is, he’s one sick puppy. I don’t want to be part of an exclusive club so proud of its restrictive qualities that I’m offended by the first paragraph of its advertising. They go not the way to persuade; they go out of their way to offend. They are just so mean and off-putting.

I only needed to skim the new rules to understand it, I’ve seen so many like it before. Nailing this manifesto to the doorway in Martin Luther’s day was a bold and daring thing to do, now it’s simply insulting. “Looky here, I got more ways to exclude normal people from our religion, Yeah!  It’s full of that sex stuff we so love to talk about and it’s God’s word all twisted around by lawyers to deal with the ’T’ part of LGBT, which is about time ‘cause it’s all so confusing!” These guys get so worked up over problems they have never had, it is really quite sad.

I know myself a little bit more each day. Why would I need a lawyer to make rules about knowing myself? Glorifying a leader and promising total allegiance is what Trump asked for in his inaugural speech. It’s fascism. If you do it, you may know their rules, but never yourself; it is the path to submission not personal growth.

Sorry for no posts recently, I’ve been on vacation.

 

Any Thoughts?