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Posted in Religion by chamblee54 on April 23, 2013




There was a tasteful graphic on facebook. In a surprising twist, it was credited to “author unknown”. Apparently, this poem stands on it’s own merits, without having a famous name at the end.

I was hungry and you formed a humanities club and discussed my hunger.
Iwas imprisoned and you crept off quietly to your chapel and prayed for my release.
I was naked and in your mind you debated the morality of my appearance.
I was sick and you knelt and thanked God for your health.
I was homeless and you preached to me of the spiritual shelter of the love of God.
I was lonely and you left me alone to pray for me.
You seem so holy, so close to God.
I’m still hungry and lonely and cold.

PG copied the first few words, and asked Mr. Google to find a text copy. The first result listed was from the much coveted domain The commentary begins with an amazing quote. “Many Christians have allowed their knowledge of the truth to outdistance their practice.”

The Jesus worship church does not lack self confidence. It is built on belief. Part of the belief process is convincing yourself that what you believe is, in fact, what is really going on. This is called truth. In the case of beedotoh, truth is what the magic book says. The concept of doing something is not as important as what you believe. To an outsider, it is a strange custom.

Gene Robinson, a professional Jesus worshiper, said recently. “If you base your sense of success as an activist on results, you’ll burn out quickly. But if speaking your truth is enough, you can go forever.” If you shake your head too much, it might fall off your shoulders.

Most people are not activists. It may sound like a cool thing to do, but many are content to live lives of kindness. Which leads to speaking the truth. If your idea of the truth is outside the community orthodoxy, you might find yourself an outsider. Is your wonderful integrity going to keep you company on saturday night? Sometimes it is best to be careful how you express your “truth”. The pictures are borrowed from Gwinnett County.





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