posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 08:19 AM
I read your OP and was moved by it.
In my old farts Sunday School class we have engineers who worked/are working on space shuttles and satellites. We have a doctor and a dentist. We
have the CEO of a large aerospace company. Our class is about 50 strong and more than half have advanced degrees, some have 2 or 3.
We openly discuss differing points of view and have an unspoken rule we are to be respectful when someone presents differing views that "non
Christians" have. We feel that we can only speak to non Christians if we understand and can speak to them non-judgmentally and let our lives tell
the story of what we believe so that non-Christians can see and then ask why we are different.
As for "sinners" a woman in our church asked the pastor if she could stand in front of the church of 2000 and talk about her abortion. Afterward,
she was metaphorically love on by everyone who spoke to her. She said she was afraid but truly felt led to tell everyone rather than hide the fact,
but not one person condemned her, they just comforted her.
One of our church leaders has an openly gay son, no we didn't kick them out, it is our policy to love everyone as Jesus taught and demonstrated.
It is not our business to condemn or judge, that is God's business, we don't know what is in another person's heart, it is our business to "love
the person, we don't have to approve of what they are doing, but we are obligated to love the person."
We have gone on practical mission trips the world over to build homes, schools, churches. We have helped Habitat for humanity rebuild homes torn
apart by tornado.
We go into local fields to glean food for the local food bank.
Right now my husband is doing a 5 day "in house retreat" for honor prisoners at the local state jail. They get lots of cookies and home made meals
and meet in a large gathering room and have a one on one "sponsor" for the weekend.
Sure sounds like meme of liberals, progressives, and the Obama administration, our little group is certainly ignorant and judgmental, don't you
think? Oh, and I might add, we also sound like the terrorist type described by our dear leader, don't we?