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Gay Identity vs. chrixians: Greed, Aversion, Dillusions

First of all, I am coining the term “chrixians” so as not to be confused with Christians, true followers of Christ. It is evident that a chrixian culture has emerged separate from any Biblical teachings of Christ.  Organized religion has long tradition of being used as a means of social power and pressure to conform to certain behaviors.  This unfortunate truth is reiterated in our current culture especially in the context of gay identity and the chrixian evangelicals who surround themselves with money and power while falsely condemning minorities in Christ’s name.

I do believe there are still many true Christians, folks with hearts and souls who choose to act toward all humans with love, compassion, and servitude.  This is in contrast to the prideful, avaricious chrixians that seek to control out of fear. 

Three of the main tools used by chrixians against the Gay community are Greed, Aversion, and Dillusions. Many chrixians covet material goods.  They need to gather in the most modern buildings adorned with elaborate decor and strongly preach at members to give, give, and give. And by giving, they mean money.  As long as chrixians shows  up once a week and writes a check, then they will be saved. Fear and far between are those chrixian members who are willing to give of themselves and sacrifice some of their precious time.

Aversion is the #1 tool used against the gay community. The chrixian leaders play off the fears of their followers. Almost all men grew up in an environment where being “gay” was a consistant slur and label of what was uncool or something to avoid.  It is used as a verbal signal that you are not living up to your masculinity. For women, anti-gay chrixians often bring children into the discussion, working against mothers’ protective instinct.  Slogan’s such as “gays recruit” or the myth that gays are all child molesters strike fear into women’s hearts.

This line of thought plays into the dillusions held on by so many chrixians.  Scientifically reasonings is so quickly dismissed in any discussion of gay issues. None of the myth regarding gays and children have any scientific validity. The chrixians will simply answer that the Bible was against homosexuality, so they must be as well. Moreover, it is their chrixian duty to make sure that everyone believes as they do.  This is not the post to get into the topic of how the Bible is virtual silent on the issue of gay identity as we know it today.  But it is easy to point out how any scriptures that are even remotely gay-related are at the very least a minor topic in the Bible, so much so that Jesus himself never even brought up the topic in any of his teachings. 

I’ll tell you what was important, loving your neighbor as yourself, being non-judgmental, living a life of servitude, and being giving and compassionate.

So I challenge you to call out those chrixians on their motives.  Do they say their words out of fear or out of love?  And, even those speaking out of love, are they dillusional thoughts based on no sound logic? Just seem for yourself how often the theme of either greed, aversion/fear, or dillusions are behind the intentions of chrixians.

Vocational Fitness: who are the “Disabled?”

I want the CSRA to be well. From my perspective, one of the fundamental components of wellness is vocational fitness, or the ability to be gainfully productive in employment. I am very passionate about helping folks stay fit and remain productive members of society.  However, one of my biggest pet peeves are those who seek disability and are still able to work.

I recently asked my partner (who is also in healthcare and works with “disabled”), How many of your “disabled” patients do you honestly feel are not fit to work?  We both independently

 came up with the some percentage, about ONE THIRD.  I do believe we both have somewhat biased perspectives and see a skewed population.  However, I do believe this to be highly reflectively of prevelant laziness and entitlement attitude here in the CSRA.

Yes, most person I’ve interacted with have had an adverse medical event.  Yet, many are young and there is no reason that these clinical conditions prevent them for re-entering the workplace.  It’s just easier for them to take disability and live off the system.  This type of attitude irks me like nothing else.

I believe in individual accountability and doing everything you can to get yourself back on your feet. The states of Georgia and South Carolina has some great programs that will help pay for someone’s recover and assist with getting a job.  Yet, many just are not motivated to.

I say, “Get off the couch CSRA!!” Everyone has a purpose, some role on this earth.  We must love and respect ourselves enough to embrace whatever gifts and talents we possess and be an active, productive member of the community.

Over and Out.

Light in the dark

I heard a good quote today that made me reflect on CSRA’s gay movement: “Doesn’t matter how long a cave has been dark! Striking a match will fill it with light in no time.”

I feel with the upcoming pride that the gay community has struck its match and I hope to keep that light going. The Augusta community is filled with prejudice and disingenuous attitudes  that falsely use the Bible to preach hateful words. But as a community, we can begin to provide light to the truth of the Bible, which is filled with inspiring words of love and compassion.

We all try to achieve enlightenment. This is easier if you just see darkness as the absence of light. Darkness cannot resist. Just like the emptiness in a glass cannot resist being filled with water, darkness immediately disappears when light comes in.