Cafeteria Religion

Religion is one subject I don’t argue about. There is no middle ground because, at the end of the day, everyone believes something different. When it comes to religion, some people try to pick and choose when they want to be religious. Others tend to be selective in what they choose to practice faithfully. I cannot speak about every religion, but I would like to point out a few things that I have noticed when it comes to Christianity. 

Whether or not we choose to face it, we know someone who quotes scripture only when it is convenient for them. I don’t how many times I’ve heard someone say “only God can judge me.” People tattoo it on their arms and chest yet lack the sincerity. They’re right, but using it as a way to justify wrongdoings is well…wrong. Saying it doesn’t mean you are exempt from taking responsibility for your actions. Some people point the finger at everyone else, forgetting that they are no better, and there is a scripture for that.

Some people omit the parts of the Bible that their behavior is contrary to, yet find that one verse they feel is most accommodating for them at the time. You can do that, but it’s not right.

I’m not perfect; I am in no way trying to be judgmental, but I understand what it means to “practice what you preach.” I simply want to remind people of the importance of faithfulness, not just saying that you are Christian, but exuding it through your everyday life. Difficult? Most certainly, but it is definitely not impossible.