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What would Jesus blog for International Blog Against Racism Week?

Hands ShakingAugust 6-12 is International Blog Against Racism Week.

Racism is a serious issue for the Christian church especially in America. I’ve attended churches in the past where racist jokes were a part of the everyday conversation of many of the parishioners.

Stella grew up in a pentecostal church (Assemblies of God) in South St. Louis. After we were engaged, her pastor’s wife pulled her aside and told her that God did not approve of inter-racial marriages (I’m of East-Indian descent). She quoted a few Old Testament scriptures to support her point. At our wedding, several of the families from her church did not attend because they did not support our marriage. This even included the family who was instrumental in getting Stella and her family to church when she was a little girl.

Again, I should point out that the Bible was used as a justification for their racism…

Continue Reading August 8, 2007 at 8:15 pm 23 comments


Attention Christian Readers

Just in case you were wondering who we are and why we de-converted.

de-conversion wager

Whether or not you believe in God, you should live your life with love, kindness, compassion, mercy and tolerance while trying to make the world a better place. If there is no God, you have lost nothing and will have made a positive impact on those around you. If there is a benevolent God reviewing your life, you will be judged on your actions and not just on your ability to blindly believe in creeds- when there is a significant lack of evidence on how to define God or if he/she even exists.

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