Heartening testimony here and there and those looking down the rabbit hole. Encouragement to reconsider who/what/if -- and God? Opening up to the light of lights, through a realisation and the mechanics of darkness.
Shock revelations facing how evil and deceptive are the dreadful-few pushing us around. How these hidden but disclosing ones are into rituals and the symbolic. Rating the unseen as paramount.
Leads to a reckoning a battle's going on. With good-other somehow -- or questioning might be? -- present and in the fight.
(How I'd like that last word to be more the declared and understood case; that God is active and fight we-do and with God for... And not some other collywobbles, life's a game/test/set/static unfolding etc.)
So, the somewhat unexpected? Christians as represented online in the Truther streams. One here, there, and everywhere, depending on preferences in allegiances of direction.
And here I'm not talking down-the-traditional evangelical end-times and add the politics-in line. Talking outside church culture and so speaking by and large to non-Christians.
A convicting quandary and assumption Jesus and church stuff's supposed to be redundant. A manipulated, manipulating mess. A conspiracy and theory, for overturning exposure.
Some talk of past rejection of Christianity and a 'coming back'. Another theme is how the war against humanity has put back mission and lit a fuse. Struggling to see the relevance and now Jesus makes sense.
Ongoing and previous severe ambivalence or denial is a common root. While many struck and how can we cope and yelp, this punches us to; "need... God".
A rightful, frightening prospect and God-less awareness. So, up comes God-ward thinking and consider better to say-so. Start the declaring and believing journey.
If not this way, it's hidden knowledge revealed and contemporary-hip explorations. Into who knows what and any other, to go beyond for sussing, realm. Other alternatives to 'Christ' is a smattering of Muslims and here and there a Mormon. Some Jewish believers -- as opposed to non-believers but identified by.
Side-note: 'Muslims' (widest def.), in the main, are the most aware of global-headline conning. If we take a straw poll -- and no surprise why.
Back to God:
Can cause befuddle and dismay for the remaining and Truthing hard-core atheists? Sure, many in the middle and tentative to believe or talk Christ -- agnostic. It's the loud and upfront lot, keen on Christianity that must seem a bit 'last year' and a puzzle.
Can't help but note and capital A-atheism is the dominant anti-conspiracy-theoryites' religion
Let's get to it. Tickerty tock and all that:
Know about these moves to God because of call-outs by broadcasters. Reading back comments received affirming this. Christians themselves and by their own admission have corresponding stories of opening-up times.
Right to be grateful. Their influence going from informing and stirring troops-up to -- 'soft' evangelism. Not soft and to undermine or underestimate. It's about recognising the broad and varied experiences claimed. Some full-on but many talks of 'opening up'. Becoming 'more Christian' rather than a crisis, encountering and changed-by talk.
With protagonists, almost all in the re-surging conservative-leaning or full, Right-on wing.
The biggest bunch are the not-much into the conservative evangelical church but if did -- or could find but can't -- would.
Then there's the Orthodox crowd who base their beliefs on the Church Fathers. And Catholics who reject the modern version. These 'two' tend toward exclusivity and it's "our way or no way".
Exceptions accepted but even with additions and edits, here's a couple of distinctive's:
So nos 1 is Denominationalism. Or all denomination dismissing. Or 'empire building'. With corresponding, slag-all-off-itus. The predominant way of talking is comparisons and "the rest" but us, or me and mine.
Constant cries, bemoan, mock and ridicule all but -- if have one -- their own patch of Christendom.
My gripe: It's Biblical and Holy Spirit denying nonsense. For a whole heap of well-rounded theological injunctions.
Here today got to click and dash on, so leave it at this bolshy put-down... the always put-downer d'others.
Nos 2: Sex.
Could be nos 1. as it generally jostles with it as the first and go-to and on and on... talk-about.
Talk Church and inevitable get on to 'gays and trannies' and their supporters in a takeover. Considered the sign of the compromised church and 'like Rome' the let in and go on to the downfall of civil society.
Again, no time to get deep and challenge this over-reaction into touch here today.
Missing is about two legitimate, in good conscience, Biblical views and same-sex relationships.
The Sodomite-calling spluttering one's dare not -- or seems -- open the Book and engage about this. No desire to take serious; scripture, tradition and reason, offering alternatives. Sound off beyond debate, irresistible let's be outrageous, "it's so wrong-wrong-wrong" and all-all-all.
Now, and again throwing in "but of course...".
My thing (and no, ain't as happs. Am hetro.) is much needs resisting about the legalities and compelled speech. Teaching children and amping-up queer-town. Freedom to shout "Sodom" etc. (although this itself displays Biblical foolishness).
Lots to say but here-we-go-again never-ending first stop and commentary:
It's a wind-up both sides, fuelling extremes and over-stating over-reaction.
This non-consideration has a wave of genuine and rightful anger and upset into over-spouting. Which leaves the silence screaming and the theological absence and honest debate. Making God in the image of and not as revealed -- my take.
In Evangelical Church, its been ruinous and dominated the last thirty years. Mad-as and considering and how many gays go to church? And how many straights have left because of... or at least in this representing and found unquestioning hostility. Most to do with those on a refusal to weigh and discern. Fair to say mainstream central have found some middle and respectful ground -- but damage-done.
And now rampant among these forward political-insight wise types all hip and slick? Sounding off like the rigid fundies that are the top caricature of Christianity.
"Women don't lead". Another react-to the times and shoot off in think Bible-affirming confirmation. Again, dare ye look?
(OK_D this post is way-way-way... taking too long and getting bored and time running down. Got to get back to shorter one-hits.)
To close and can't-be arsed to connect up:
Them 'dreadful few' and unseen handlers.
It's why and how they think, will progress on. Their who-for and what they might god-like and believe promised are underway and to become. Mirror opposite of The Good News. An out of whack bragging rebellion and ultimate phoney fake show.
This will end, opposition to God stands defeated by one man and God, combined on a tree/cross.
Darkness done-over and the mantle of the authority passed on to whosoever. Any up for action and on a surrendering partnership in Christ.
About God and love and the ones, God loves i.e. us all. About the world we live in here now and for a new day and renewal. God promising and a pilgrim right-active church will rise up and overcome. To do nothing but... and call it praying, at least, in the least -- this the most.
Be a conduit and collaborator and this happening.
It's why we carry on and why the sickness and all that's less than best remains so perplexing in its damage and pain.
All we need and the world is about is what happened in the death that brings life that's alive and for us now to apprehend.