29 November, 2008

Which Is It?

The church tends to have two different views of people. Either they are all good or they are all bad.

And the working out of both of these positions come to very different places on the pole. Those who think we are all bad tend to treat people who are different really badly. Those who think we are all good tend to not speak much about our role in changing the world.

Which is your view?

Truthfully, I’m sort of an all-good girl. Which, of course, comes back to bite me in the butt sometimes. I am always surprised when someone does something not-nice to me. I’m always stunned when people betray me. Plus, I’m always looking for the nice reason that people do something.

Oh, well. I still like where the all-good people end up on issues of difference. So, there.

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