Ms. Mode, I couldn’t agree with you more. Especially this part:
“Trump’s character was revealed long before 2016. Christians still voted him into the Oval. Trump is their creature. They need to own him.”
I mean... I simply couldn’t agree with you any more on this exact sentiment — and I’ve been a Christian my whole life!
But see, here’s the thing: now, I feel I need to qualify that statement. As in, “Oh don’t worry — not one of those Christians…”
I don’t belong to a church. I don’t do organized religion anymore.
I appreciate what we know of the message of the historical Jesus, and I strive to emulate his character whenever possible. That means fighting for the rights of marginalized and minority communities. And this is where I think most denominations of Christianity today have gotten it all wrong.
Plus, they worship the bible as an idol — something God strictly warned against — referring to it as “the infallible word of God.” And then they cherry-pick scriptures to fit their narrative of what’s morally right & wrong — all views shaped originally by sexist, racist, misogynistic, homophobic, transphobic, white men in power, from centuries ago, who were terrified of losing their power.
Many of today’s professed Christians do this while also conveniently ignoring the fact that Jesus was the embodiment of literally everything that Trump ISN’T. In fact, Jesus was a progressive socialist who stood up for “the least of these.”
This is why I no longer identify with a specific denomination or church. I like what Christianity is supposed to be, but I don’t like most of the people who consider themselves Christians.