the enemy is not hate, the enemy is fear 

These days I am not a big fan of most American Christianity… same goes for much Australian Christianity which has been heavily influenced by America… case in point, my mum became a Christian at a Billy Graham crusade and I eventually followed suit.

Donald Trump won office with the help of the votes of the Christian religious right, but it is clear that he promotes a narrative that is totally opposite to the teachings of Jesus. I think that any person who has read the gospel parables and advocates themselves as a follower of Jesus should be above all, the most inclusive of all people and keen to make sure everyone they meet, and all in society feel accepted and included in every way. 

Donald Trump and his followers are the total opposite to this, they operate by a fear based narrative. Sadly much Christian teaching is the same, it tells you that you are right with God because you have ‘believed in Jesus’ and aligned your thinking correctly…. it’s akin to the ‘goodies vs baddies’ narrative. We are the holy ones accepted by God… those others who do not believe the same as us will burn in eternal torment forever because they didn’t believe right. This has to be the most screwed up, mentally destructive and monstrous idea ever perpetuated by the mind of man. 

This fear based narrative operates in the same spirit as does Trump and his followers. Mahatma Ghandi once said: “The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but it is really fear”. I agree wholeheartedly. 

One thought on “the enemy is not hate, the enemy is fear 

  1. I too was indoctrinated by my parents and carers into this twisted system that is designed to control your thinking, I see the good work that most of the sheeple try and do by following, the soup kitchens, the giving of blankets and clothing, but when you are constantly told to worship, and glorify, and things like he will never give you a task you cant handle… and then you lose a loved one to a senseless act of violence, or you turn on the news and see children and women bombed to death by ‘christian’ bombs.. or children emaciated and starving in Africa, and you say, where is this god, this “god of love”???
    “Sadly much Christian teaching is the same, it tells you that you are right with God because you have ‘believed in Jesus’ and aligned your thinking correctly…. it’s akin to the ‘goodies vs baddies’ narrative. We are the holy ones accepted by God… those others who do not believe the same as us will burn in eternal torment forever because they didn’t believe right. This has to be the most screwed up, mentally destructive and monstrous idea ever perpetuated by the mind of man. ”
    These people harbour Pedophiles and sexual predators, they accumulate wealth and property, don’t get me wrong, I applaud ‘good’ people, and ‘good’ works, but I sure dont need a religion to tell me to do the right thing by others, its a natural reaction to help your fellow man… just look at what happens during a fire storm, a car accident, a flood, people unknown to each other put their own lives at risk or on hold to help others, no god involved, unless of course you blame god for causing the firestorm or flood, apparently he has flooded the world before and murdered thousands perhaps even millions of unsuspecting ‘heathens’.. and if you can believe that Noah took 2 kangaroos on board in the middle of the desert then got them to travel to Australia and avoid all the other predators, cross thousands of miles of land , cross oceans to populate that place, that isolated Island miles and miles from the Middle East… oh, Santa Claus is real too….

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