November 23, 2003

Because G-d Is NOT A Bitter Nutjob

... [W]hat of God exists in our society is not to be sanctioned by the state either in our courts or schools but emanates and exists in our hearts and ostensibly through our spiritual communities. If you are doing what you should be doing at home -- praying with your family, eating together, talking and LISTENING to each other, showing respect along with instilling discipline -- you won't need schools to act like spiritual babysitters. If your church is doing the work of feeding the hungry, clothing the sick, ministering to the ill, providing comfort for the brokenhearted instead of being judgemental vessels of political intrigue, endless choir concerts usurping the sermon and fashion shows, then your spiritual institution will be a hospital for the needy rather than a museum of calcified saints.

The Wisdom of J. Bernard Jones in response to more hateful, ignorant email forwards.

Posted by ronn at November 23, 2003 02:19 PM


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Wow! A very well written and supported essay, like a burst of light amidst the darkness. Thanks for the link. Posted by: Ray Garraud on November 23, 2003 07:34 PM
You're welcome Ray. Just wish Bernard would write more. I belong to a couple of listservs and he always writes with such intelligence and deliberation. Posted by: ronn on November 24, 2003 01:06 PM
*waves at ronn* I've read some deep writings by JBJ as well. That's one brother you don't wanna cross with bullshit. Posted by: j. brotherlove on November 25, 2003 01:00 PM
j.: I get scuuurred when I see someone else about to get a new one ripped by JBJ! ;-) Posted by: ronn on November 25, 2003 07:31 PM