24 October 2006

Faith That Works

Note from the LuapHacim, 11/14/2012: The views expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect my current beliefs and convictions. Even if they do, I would almost certainly express them in different words today. Time changes people, and I am not exempt. Nonetheless, because of its historical value, I will not modify or remove this post. It tells you (and me) something important about where I've been. Read on at your own peril.

The problem so many people identify with religion in general -- and Western Christianity in particular -- is that it doesn't really do anything. Churches are just as corrupt as any other organization -- or, if you live in Kansas, where the churches give money to the state attorney general's for-profit organization, maybe even more corrupt.

That's why it's so refreshing to see Ugandan Christians actually acting like Christians. They're forgiving those who terrorized their villages, accepting them back and facilitating reconciliation.

The church in the West could learn a lot about Jesus from these folks.

2 comments:

Evil Bender said...

Well, maybe you're not giving KS Christians enough credit (ironic for me to say, I know), but seeing as how it looks like they may have turned against Phil Kline, perhaps they're not as easily manipulated as Rove would have us believe.

ian said...

scary thought, that... yikes