Waxing Hollywood Gossip

I’ve been debating as to whether or not I wanted to post on such a trite issue…but since most of my posts are pretty insignificant in the scheme of things, whey the heck not. While the catalyst for this post may be a trite issue, I assure you the content is not. So, earlier this week you heard about Mel Gibson’s drunken tirade. Unless, of course, you live under a rock.

Well, I’d like to point out that we are forgetting the bigger issue at hand. To parrot the words of my very wise husband, it isn’t illegal to hate someone, a group of people, a race of people, etc. It is illegal to drive while intoxicated. That is the crime here, folks. You see DUI is a nice way of saying “attempted involuntary manslaughter”. Mr. Gibson endangered his life, but more importantly he endangered the lives of others. I’m afraid that while everyone is making so much noise about his hateful words, his crime is going to be swept under the rug, like most Hollywood crimes. I’d hate to see that happen. He needs to be punished for his crime. His hate will be handled at a different time.

That said, I’m so disappointed. There are so many people out there that think all Christians are religious whack-jobs and hypocrites. This will just add fuel to their fire. It isn’t true…this is what it means to me to be a Christian. The term Christian means “a follower of Christ”. One who follows Christ, is following the teachings of Christ. Christ taught us “Whoever loves God must also love his brother.” Christ taught us to “Love your enemies; pray for those who persecute you; do good to those who hate you.” Christ taught us that “If anyone says, ‘I love God,’ yet hates his brother, he is a liar. One who has no love for his brother whom he sees cannot love God whom he does not see.” Jesus taught us “Do not judge so that you will not be judged. ”

You see, he taught us to love everyone and not to pass judgement, because we are all sinners. I do know some atheists, if you happen to read this…tell me is that very far from your own beliefs. Don’t you think we should all be kind to one another? Don’t you think we all make mistakes and therefore we shouldn’t be judgemental of one another? I digress.

In conclusion, being a Christian is all about LOVE. I’m striving to be a good Christian every day…but I’m not without my failings. I know that I often pass judgement when I shouldn’t. I know that I find it hard to love everyone and there is one person from my past that I haven’t figured out how to forgive or love. These are thing that I will continue to work on, as I continue learn and strive to follow the teachings of Christ. Please don’t let the drunken ravings of one man color your view of Christianity. Hate IS NOT what Christianity is all about.

For your reading pleasure:

1 John 4: 20-21
Romans 12:17-21
Ephesians 4:29-32
2 Corinthians 13:11
1 Peter 3:8
Matthew 7:3
Matthew 22:37-40

If you don’t have a bible, I recommend Bible Gateway.



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