Christian Writing People Are Afraid of Us

Johne

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This looks like a political post, but that is not my intention.

People are afraid. They're afraid of changing climate conditions, nation-state unrest, and (frankly) us.

“The Propagator” comes from a place of screaming rage about living under the threats of rising sea level and rising Christofascism. Set in a flooded, future Houston, a woman who is forced to carry an unviable pregnancy to term turns to a life of crime: propagating houseplants. In the soilless city, all reproduction is tightly controlled under a carceral surveillance state. Written in 2018, the story has proven horrifically prescient, as the protagonist mulls a cross-continental journey to obtain an abortion, fears even searching the term on the internet, and her job takes her to a designated “repro crimes” ward at a county jail."
People need to see Christians going about the quiet work of loving God and loving our neighbors (in all their wild variations) as ourselves.

Christians need stories about people owning their sins, experiencing forgiveness, and living in a society that is being conditioned to fear us rather than appreciate us.
 
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(And we need to be praying, now more than ever.)
 
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People need to see Christians going about the quiet work of loving God and loving our neighbors (in all their wild variations) as ourselves.

It's not enough. Because the Mob will one day come for both you and your neighbor if trends are allowed to continue.

I see this as the lingering effects of "The Bubble," where Christianity ceded the popular culture because we didn't want to get all filthy, dirty having to grapple with unclean things. In our absence, something warped has claimed this territory.

Like him or not, Brietbart was correct in saying that politics was downstream from culture. This is just more evidences of how true that statement was.
 

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