I identify with them, because as a Christian I feel that guilt, too--about what other Christians and my own ancestors have done (to native Americans, black slaves, etc.)--
and just . . . even the stupid Crusades--
I feel that guilt, so when that man spoke my heart responded--
so I guess I'm a self-hating Christian--LOL!
But I understand this phenomenon, the idea of healing and cleansing and repenting--
I understand it well--
it makes me feel good to know that other people from other religions are speaking out against it.
I have many other Christians (in my congregation) with whom I canNOT talk about these things--
they are profound neo-conservatives and very pro-Israel--
Israel can do no wrong, and, in their minds, Muslims are evil--
this kind of thinking is so scary, and . . . well, I guess I've found an ideological 'home' with Jews who question themselves--
when he talked about how Christ was killed because of the things He said, I felt moved to tears--
I know he is not the only Jew who gets this, but I wonder how many of my fellow Christians would crucify Jesus today--
many, I fear.
it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--