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brentsimmons
brentsimmons

One question I keep asking myself every day these last few years is “Where are the Christians?”

wilsongis
wilsongis

@brentsimmons the are all busy judging others.

jsorge
jsorge

@brentsimmons 👋 I’m happy to chat whenever 😊

brentsimmons
brentsimmons

@jsorge But the question you probably can’t answer is: “Where is the nationwide, principled, organized, Christian resistance to this evil regime?” Because it seems clear as day to me that this administration acts with complete hostility for Christian values.

jbwhaley
jbwhaley

@brentsimmons Right, but they are squashing abortion rights, so that's close enough for Jesus.

smokey
smokey

@brentsimmons Now imagine living in the Bible Belt…the cognitive dissonance between what I learned about Jesus when I attended Sunday School and what we see today is enough to make one’s (my) head explode….

pratik
pratik

@brentsimmons Wait, did the Rapture happen?

nitinkhanna
nitinkhanna

@pratik the rapture is not supposed to take all of them! Just the good ones... Which, I reckon by those old standards to be a very, very, very slim minority...

pratik
pratik

@nitinkhanna Or maybe no one qualified with today’s rigorous standards

nitinkhanna
nitinkhanna

@pratik :D

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gebloom
gebloom

@brentsimmons It’s been well documented that political sides are not held because of ideas or ideals, they’re held because of tribalism.

SuperMoof
SuperMoof

@pratik If all the people who believe in the rapture were taken off planet earth tomorrow, God would be doing everybody else a favor.

liz
liz

@brentsimmons I want so hard to reply “Not all Christians...” to these conversations, and yet I have to agree that we can and should be doing so much more.

jasonekratz
jasonekratz

@liz the problem here though really isn't about Christianity at all. It's really about the people who are using it as an excuse for dominance over others. I'm sure these things are already obvious to you but just wanted to reiterate since you said "we can be doing so much more". I think really the only thing that can be done is to be more vocal but I suspect the Christians who really need to be more vocal are too busy doing important work (no I'm not being sarcastic).

gerwitz
gerwitz

@brentsimmons well… www.dataforprogress.org/blog/2018...

smokey
smokey

@brentsimmons On a positive note, here are some of them….