Our differences are a wonderful curiosity


“We are Evangelical Christians but we do not support Trump.”

Once again I find us to be amazing!  How our personal stature amongst others requires us to maintain our personal stature no matter what, where or why.

That statement – part of a conversation about global politics with our USA family – confused me.  But many things about our transAtlantic relationship confuse me …

– Parking the car.  Over here we just “park” where we need to stop without blocking others (usually).  Apparently this would get a ticket in the USA if not parking on the right side of the street and pointing the right way (I am still not clear how this benefits mankind).  But for a “free country” these many rules seem very self-regulating.
– The ongoing conversations about “old” – in relation to buildings and country.  We have old buildings – some fall down and others are kept looking pretty.  As for how old or why – we tend not to be concerned with storing all that stuff in our heads – takes up space for more important things.
– Taking it all in.  Sitting still and just breathing seems a trick not worth doing (this is a personal grouch).  Just that I remain confused why seeing so many things (and planning ahead so many more things to do even while doing the many things already being done) makes for a better visit – but there we are.

We are all amazingly different!

Anyway – back to the “Evangelical statement”.

I bumped into a post by Nan this morning: “The Ends Justify the Means” which made a little more sense of the conversation here – I invite you to click on the link and have a look – it is a reblog of another post.  Yet – even with it making more sense – I am just as confused …

For a God of infinite mercy, of eternal life … Who was before and is now and will be  evermore …  For a God who died so that I may live (no matter who, where, or what I am) … For a God who seems less interested in what brand of church I attend, whether or not I name myself a Christian, of which differentiation of “Christian” I name myself … Who is God not just of this world … Who gave the fulsome example that “being saved” does not mean being part of a worldly empire (and ruling over all in it) …

Who was many things to many people … But above all One who didn’t accept the concept (and reality) of hierarchy and privilege enabling anything (including queue-jumping) … Who simply sees you and me always … And who meets us where we are always … And who loves each of us no matter where we are always … And who loves each of us the same because that’s what love is always …

This ongoing maintenance of personal stature in keeping up “Christian appearances” – all seems very secular to me (which I find amazing – given the Big Picture of bible-God-Jesus-love-being-saved stuff) – and is this just another example of how we have made religion our protector from God (again)? 

“We are Evangelical Christians but we do not support Trump.”

Our American family are good people.  Normal human beings living normal lives.  We love our American family.  We love our family and the differences between us all.  They are most wonderful curiosity.  And – I think – this little story could apply to many in any country – even our country!  

All in all?

Another (unexpected) example of how we are ALL really and truly … amazing!

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8 thoughts on “Our differences are a wonderful curiosity

  1. this!!!!!!!!!!
    my my my, this nailed it for me…it’s like you read my mail…thank you so much for this word…i thought i would never fulfill my destiny and/or asked, did i misunderstand that i even had one?
    i think i got my answer…many blessings and thanks!

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    • ok paul, i don’t know how it happened, but this was not the reply i originally intended to post on your page….lololololol…i was going to let you read my comment without saying a word, but i thought that’s kinda not fair! lol…but anyhow, please pretend i never commented here and have a good laugh over it!! it’s more proof we from the good ol’ USA are a bit crackers!!!!!!!!!!!!
      peace out 😉

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  2. Hi people,
    Good, then I am not sitting in judgement over an out of tune Trum(pet). From here in Australia the U.S.A. seems a frightening place with fuse about to be lit. I have not been able to fathom the emails that come to me from various church preachers and how some are for the Idol those who have given their gold to create it. Perhaps I do not read enough since I do not know who moses is.
    Not letting me like again

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    • You get emails? WOW! I am impressed!

      Has there even been a time that religion has not sought to influence the state and the state to influence religion? And has there ever been a time when religion and state were not one and the same – but obviously not the same (when it didn’t suit)?

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      • Negative to all response, Religion is one of the agents of social control, government is another. Yes, over the years I have gained correspondences with all manner of Theo/political stances.

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