I have a ton of questions tonight.
I’m going to start out with this one: Why does Christianity spark such a debate?
Or maybe a better way of saying it is, why don’t all other beliefs spark a debate?
I live in a world of diversity. I live in a country of freedom. I live in a state in the Bible belt. I live in a liberal county. I live in a college town.
I’m surrounded by people telling me it’s okay to be whoever you want. Unless you’re a Christian. THAT’S not okay. It’s not okay to be judgmental. It’s not okay to believe in a higher power with “rules” and a “moral code.” It’s not okay to believe in heaven and hell.
Why? Why is this not okay, and why does it offend you so?
Maybe it has to do with the views of Christianity. They’re pretty radical. Really. And when they disagree with the world, the world gets offended by it. So I guess that’s the only answer I can get for that question.
My next question is, how are Christians supposed to respond?
I really don’t know. I’ve had the privilege of talking to people about religion without them judging me and without me judging them. I really struggle with doing that on my campus. As soon as anything about Jesus or the Bible is mentioned, anti-Christian comments start coming.
I truly don’t understand how to handle it. That’s not the accepting culture you keep telling me I live in.
Doesn’t it make sense to be accepting of everything when you say you’re going to be accepting of everything?
Explain yourself, world.
(For the record, some people are obviously accepting. This is a general observation of things I’ve experienced.)
So anyway. I believe in Jesus and I believe in what the Bible says and that offends people. They think I shouldn’t believe that and they think I hate them and condemn them to hell or something. I don’t know.
But based on the world’s reasoning, I should be allowed to believe whatever I want without them caring. That’s what the world keeps telling me to do. “Don’t bother people if they aren’t bothering you.”
This isn’t the case though. My beliefs spark debate. My beliefs set a fire.
And maybe that’s exactly what I’m supposed to be doing.
I’m setting a fire in the world that will never be burnt out. Because I am a minority and I am a radical movement.
And that’s really cool to me.
So let tha haters hate, and Imma do me. (And I vow to never EVER ever say that again.)
As it turns out, my third question has nothing to do with the others.
Dudes on the Internet giving anonymous shout outs to girls you think are pretty, why aren’t you saying this to them?
BE MEN. Be intentional. We’re waiting. There’s no need to proclaim your love and admiration via the interwebs because literally no one cares and it is doing nothing beneficial. It’s hurting us.
Pursue me, good fellows.
Get your face out of that screen, there are girls waiting for you to be brave and actually work up the nerve to approach and say hello. Do it. Please. Just do it.
Set a fire with your courage… Or in the hearts of women. I’m trying to make this relate. Am I failing? Probably…
I think we’re done here.