In response to a comment I received that my blog contradicts the teachings of Jesus, I will only say this: I love Jesus and attempt to live my life walking with him.
That said, much of my blog consists of social commentary on a world fraught with sin and fallen beings. Myself included.
Humans are messy. We live in a world that's been polarized over issues as big as religion and politics, to things as simple as how to raise your kids. I find a more conservative approach - politically speaking - speaks to me as a positive way to survive in this world. Leave it up to personal responsibility to be held accountable for your own actions. Work hard to earn a living. Love God. Love your neighbor. Love your spouse. Make the most of what you have, etc. Don't expect a handout. That's what works for me. And not once, EVER, have a chalked it up to "that's what Jesus taught me."
Perhaps because they say I don't care for a liberal attitude, "Anonymous" is up in arms. But do I love the Liberal? Yes, I do.
I will not apologize for my blog postings or anyone's assumption that they reflect poorly on my relationship with Jesus. You don't know my relationship with Jesus.
I can have an opinion and still be a follower of Jesus. I'm not here to rub anyone's nose in my religion or faith beliefs. I'm here to comment on the social and political aspects of the society I live in and share things I find interesting, humorous, or downright stupid.
And as a follower of Jesus, I am still a sinner. I am still living in a broken world with the Devil whispering in my ear. I do my best to follow the moral guidelines I set for myself, but I do not live solely by a book of rules or a checkbook of checks written to the church in belief they will save my soul. Instead, I trust that in my longing for God and the time I spent with Jesus- also repenting of my sins - I may have a more fulfilled life.
Anon, feel free to reply. I appreciate insight from all angles, reminding me to be a stronger follower of Christ. Not a "Christian," as many have so lovingly dubbed us, but a follower of Christ.