I think this pastor makes some excellent points. I agree that Christians should be able to talk about their beliefs without being branded “intolerant.” It’s their tone and behavior that should determine how tolerant they are. We could all do with learning how to communicate more openly with one another. I really recommend reading his entire post.
I remember the day I was sitting next to an incredibly nice gay guy, enjoying a really good conversation when he dropped the ultimate conversation-killer.
“What do you do for a living?”
I hate that question. I hate that question because people can’t help but size you up when they hear the answer. I hate that question because we’re already prone to think of ourselves as human doings instead of human beings. I hate that question because of what it does to people when they find out what I do.
I’ve often tried to find ways around the question. I’ve told people I work with non-profit organizations (this is true). I’ve told people that I write (this is true). I’ve even told people that I am a spiritual guru that assists people in opening their third eye (I really…
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