When there’s a strong inclination to parse the measure of our compassion according to conditions we have that must be met, there’s a strong inclination to become like those who walk around and ignore the sufferer in the famous parable.

Or as Mr. Watts wrote, "... the dutiful manner in which it [monarchical christianity] breeds resentment in the giver and receiver alike, for when one gives with reluctance the other receives with guilt." MY CONGREGATION TRIED TO HELP A SYRIAN FAMILY SETTLE IN THE US "We are a small, mostly elderly congregation. Realistically, our ability …

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“actively and passively driven from faith, by people of faith.”

An excellent writing by John Pavlotvitz. There are so many valuable and worthy lines in his article, I'll paste a couple but the only way to appreciate the fullness is to read it on his site. Distorted Love: The Toll Of Our Christian Theology On The LGBT Community This is the cost of our religion …