I don’t get it why this guy keeps on posting biblical passages and quotes; proclaiming himself as a “Christian” on his Facebook page, and right after that would declare- “Greed is good”.
I don’t get it why the same guy would keep mentioning well-being, spirituality and inspirational messages and then would declare- that the people who want change, people who want to end corporate greed, people who go to the streets and lobby their causes, fighting for their rights, equality and change, are “shallow and pathetic”.
I am no devout, religious Catholic. I have my faults, my doubts, and my own personal blasphemy. Although I have had exposure on several religions and beliefs, (and I respect them all); I know that there is a divine power that governs us, and universal principles like love, humility, compassion, honesty, perseverance, courage, wisdom, initiative, etc. are what all these religions preach.
But I gauge intentions through actions (or lack of action). Going to mass, reading the Bible, and preaching your faith is one thing. But living life according to the teachings, bringing change, empowering people is another.
Would your god want you to just read verses to the hungry or the oppressed? Would your god want you to just focus on earning your own wealth, buying stocks, tasting expensive food but you don’t involve yourself in actual service to His people?
Christ during His time was a revolutionary Himself, challenging the government of the Roman Empire, taunting the old archaic doctrines of the Pharisees, that’s why He got crucified. He wanted change, He lobbied new laws for change and preached compassion (as opposed to another revolutionary at that time, Barabas, who wanted change as well but through armed struggle).
Jesus Christ was one man against an Empire, against entire old beliefs (stone an adulteress to death as opposed to forgive and repent, etc.) He might not have succeeded during his lifetime, but His death inspired millions and brought about a radical change in spirituality, making Christianity a world-wide system of faith.
Now, can you tell Christ that his struggles were “shallow and pathetic”?