Yeah, I was brought up in a Christian household too (Catholic and Lutheran together, yup!) with what most would consider to be “good Christian values”: compassion, kindness, tolerance, generosity, respect for all living creatures, responsibility for the planet …
These are in fact not the values of any religion but the vital elements of our humanity. What I see being posted around the internet under the guise of good religious values, Christian or other, goes against everything I’ve ever learned. Hate has no religion. Intolerance has no religion. Ignorance, cruelty, selfishness, anger … nothing to do with religion. Stop hiding behind “religion”, come out and play human.
Turn off the television.
Close the newspaper.
Go out and talk to people of every size and shape.
Read books from other shelves.
Make friends with people that aren’t like you …
If you are afraid, ask.
If you are unsure, ask.
If you don’t know, ask.
Exchange your fear with childlike curiosity.
Go open your eyes and ears to the wonder that is the world around you!!!
(ps. This is about so much more than one deplorable election …. are we not more than that???)