I had a most interesting conversation yesterday with a friend around this question: “what is a Christian?”
We were discussing the phrase “practising Christian”, she accepts that she isn’t one of those but she does understand herself to be a Christian. The phrase ‘practising Christian’ is generally taken to mean “church goer” but being a “church goer” is no guarantee of living out Christian values such as generosity, forgiveness, compassion or thankfulness.
We had known hardship. At first it came in the form of a picket line. I’d take coffee in the middle of the night to my husband and his fellow United Steel Workers. In front of the Goodyear plant, they held their signs and walked. There had been rumors of the plant closing for a long time. We were just waiting on the company to decide if they were going to close our plant or the Gadsen, Alabama plant. It was cheaper to build some production lines of tires outside the USA. It was part of the mass exodus of jobs leaving our country. The strike ended much sooner than we predicted.
A horrific trend is on the rise in Australia, child – like sex dolls are being imported, replicating promiscuously dressed children who look as young as 5. Customers who purchase these anatomically correct dolls (a doll with some of the primary and secondary sex characteristics of a human) from the Japanese company Trottia, are proclaimed paedophiles who claim the use of these dolls are a way to satisfy their paedophilic tendencies (Despite absolutely no evidence by experts suggesting this to be the case). Sick bastards.
When I wrote that I believed that the enemy was working to attack my writing the other day, I was immediately confronted by someone who contradicted me. That didn’t bother me so much as this individual’s comment that lauded our earthly enemy who fights against God (note, I refuse to name this entity today!) in no uncertain terms.
I wasn’t so much shocked, as sad. I consoled myself that perhaps this person had stumbled upon my site by what they would consider an ‘accident’ but what I would consider God’s leading.