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"Let's Go Brandon"

I came across an article that had a video link of a crowd of thousands in a mega-church chanting "Let's go Brandon". I didn't know anything about this "Let's go Brandon" thing , so, naturally, I Googled it. I found this article: How ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ became code for insulting Joe Biden. Here's is an excerpt:

"It started at an Oct. 2 NASCAR race at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. Brandon Brown, a 28-year-old driver, had won his first Xfinity Series and was being interviewed by an NBC Sports reporter. The crowd behind him was chanting something at first difficult to make out. The reporter suggested they were chanting “Let’s go, Brandon” to cheer the driver. But it became increasingly clear they were saying: “F—- Joe Biden.”

Now. How could any "Christian" church, although they are using a euphemism for "Fuck Joe Biden", encourage thousands in their congregation to chant this?

It's a complete embarrassment. I don't even like to use the word "Christian" anymore, not to describe my beliefs and not even in conversation. The concept of Christianity has been completely bastardized. An ugly word but an accurate one to describe what many Christians have done to the teachings of Christ in this country.

My brother asked me a few months back what I believed in, if I was still a believer. I told him I follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and stopped there. If he was any more familiar with my theology, he'd likely be horrified. As it is, he's concerned I will not go to heaven.

"I don't want anything bad to happen to you, Coco," he said. "I don't want you to go to hell." I simply smiled and reassured him he needn't worry, we'd see each other in eternity.

My walk and my faith have been pretty radically reshaped through exposure to the work of William P. Young (The Shack) and Neale Donald Walsh (Conversations With God). Many traditional Christians consider their work heretical.

I continue to study and seek truth, and I believe God has a message for all of us, and that he also meets us where we're at. If I'm headed down the wrong path, he'll let me know. When he's got something he wants to say, it may take me a while to hear it, but I do hear it. There's no booming voice from above, but a message comes in some unexpected way, and there is no doubt I'm receiving confirmation I'm on track or a clear message to change course. I trust that process completely. It's proven out in my life over and over.

What baffles me is how so many "Christians" can shout the equivalent of "Fuck Joe Biden", and actually believe this is Christ-like Christ-sanctioned behavior.

If God's laying truth on my heart, isn't he laying it on other people's hearts? How can anyone resist the voice of God? I certainly can't. To hear the truth and delay to act or deny it altogether, for me, has resulted in untold misery - that I brought upon myself by simply not living what I know to be my truth.

I don't get it.



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