The Des Moines Register had two stories today about nut-case behavior by Christians.
One was political. Some religious deep pockets hired a guy to put on a political conference of born agains. Pastors were offered travel expenses from around Iowa, free meals and lodging for themselves and their wives (no women pastors invited). At the conference Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz spoke.
After Cruz’ talk, the newspaper described what took place. The preachers surrounded Cruz murmuring prayers. Some touched Cruz while praying. Others raised hands in the air.
Another story was about one of those people who carries a cross across the country. I don’t get these people at all, but for some reason everyone of them deserves a news paper story.
This guy started in North Dakota and has criss crossed the Midwest carrying a 60 pound cross. He is doing this because Jesus told him to do so. Jesus must have said, “Carry a heavy cross around. Notify the news media whereever you go.”
It seems strange to me Jesus would tell someone to waste his life doing such a thing. Of course, he had no money so is pan handling food and places to sleep.
Many behaviors in Christianity, including the practice of sybolically drinking the blood of the hero, fall into the bizarre. Perhaps Christian can come up with similar criticisms of nonbelievers.
I can only say nonbelievers don’t drink blood, walk across the country carrying crosses or lay their hands on anyone.