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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Truth Is Universal – 16 July 2006
By Mary T. Hoffman

When talking to a “fundamentalist” Christian one day, I happened to mention that certain truths are universal and are not exclusive to one specific religion or culture. To clarify, I asked, “If a Buddhist, for example, says it is wrong to kill should we as Christians say the opposite: that it is o.k. to kill because a non-Christian said that it is wrong?”

Does it make sense that God would reward one who claims to be a born-again believer in Christ, but whose life is spent in cruel pursuits – one who regards all others, including those of other Christian faiths who do not adhere to his or her views on Christianity, as hell-bound?

In the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) the prophet Micah asks: (Micah 6:8)

8 He has told you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justice, to love kindness,
And to walk humbly with your God?

~ New American Standard Bible

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