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Dogma is backwards

Welcome to the world. Assumptions, begin.

  • If you do not believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead, you are not a true Christian.
  • If you eat any animal products at all, you are not a vegan.
  • If you don’t say the national anthem, you are not a true patriot of the United States.
  • If you are non-violent, you would never approve of having a military.
  • If you have been in a relationship/had sexual relations with the same sex, you’re gay.
  • If you don’t recycle every single thing you use, you’re not an environmentalist.

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Jesus vs. the conservative dogmatic church

One person's view of Jesus, artistically rendered.

Bam, Jesus.

This Lent, I am reading the New Testament from start to finish. I am surprised at how different it is than the pieced scripture that’s come into my memory over my short time as a Christian (the flip-n-read method). It’s a pretty great story. Pretty juicy.Today I am closing up the book titled Matthew, the one written for Jewish audiences. It’s more relevant to today than you would think…in case you didn’t.

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