Friday, May 4, 2012

Bubble Boy Faces the Real World

I've always had an issue with the tendency to form cliques while in Church. I don't know why, I just do.

I do it all the time. I find a group that I enjoy talking to and whamo I shut out the rest of the world. I do it on a social level.

I also do it on a spiritual level.

A friend of mine calls it forming a holy huddle. A group of like-minded sensibilities come together to form a mortally beneficial coalition to stroke each other's egos. We reaffirm that our dogmas are right. We effectively drown other opinions out. We become the only filter for the Truth.

Sounds like another group of people I know: Pharisees.

The movie Blue Like Jazz prompted me to write & post an apology for something the Church has done to misrepresent God to the world. I have chosen to apologize for "Not letting you inside my bubble." I have literally excluded people from my circle because of some sort of prejudice or another & that's just wrong.

I'm not saying that Christianity should confirm to Buddhist principles. But a Christian should never exclude a Buddhist or think they have nothing to learn from another person.

Christians that are following in Christ's footsteps will build relationships, not shun them.

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