Wednesday

to be controversial

so, my original controversial post is gone.
sorry.
i guess i just can't stand the heat.
i don't like to make people mad.
but the fact is,
if i voiced half of what i think,
most likely the majority of the american christian church
would condemn me as a heretic.
"what, you think the earth revolves around the sun? hang her!"

so my post is gone
because i guess i would rather have friends
than speak out.
although i think there is something wrong when
we in the christian church won't listen
to our brothers and sisters
because it doesn't line up with what we have
always
been
told.
sometimes we have to listen to those
who think outside the box.
but for today,
i'm stepping in the box.

and i deleted all the comments
because if i delete the post,
it only makes sense.  but i love you all
you crazy kids.

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  11. jesus made a lot of people angry too. the more i quietly read here, the more jesus i see. thank you... saint amy and husband. :)

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    1. thank you vicki. that means so much.

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    2. i have been back and forth here a lot recently. i did catch the original post, and i agreed with it in its entirety. i want you to know that i deleted a WHOLE BLOG because of...stuff. you are passionate and you teach me a lot about grace. and like emily said, speak the truth. tell us what you know. you are one of the few i have found in blogland who does it beautifully. reading your words make me proud to call myself a christian along side of you. you and husband are good teachers for us all. and, the great thing about living in 21st century america? burning at the stake is frowned upon. i pray that someday we can write more than half of what we think, and then some...with beauty and grace and true love for all. amen. chin up, carry on :)

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  12. i appreciate your heart, girl... but i want to encourage you to be real and say what we need to hear, even if some of us don't want to hear it. we need you to speak up, friend. we need truth. love e.

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    1. thanks em. i know i need to speak up, i just don't like the controversy it can cause. sometimes it's just not worth it to me.

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  13. Truth is often hard, isn't it? I started to write a comment earlier, but words are hard to form for me sometimes so I didn't.

    I so appreciate your heart and your honesty, and the way you articulate the truth.
    xoxo flo

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  14. Amy, I know exactly what you mean. I didn't catch your post but I want to second everything that Vicki has said.
    I have found it hard to let my words be heard too. I have found it hard to stand up and let my true come through both online and in rl.
    I think that many people would probably think I'm not even a real Christian.
    Your voice is important. Your voice is special. Your voice is one of my favourite's in the blog world because it is so authentic.
    Love you. So much.
    xx

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  15. I don't know what your original post was, but I understand how hard it is when you share your heart and it brings out emotions you never intended. I've had a few posts I've deleted myself. To be honest, I'm not sure if it was the right move or not, but I understand. Peace feels good :)

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  16. I think deleting the post was the wrong thing to do. Thought-provoking isn't bad. Outside the box isn't bad. I came back, as I promised, after thinking and thinking (and not, for the record, to be argumentative). I do think we should accept and welcome honesty in comments so long as it isn't mean. I hope you didn't get any meanness.

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  17. brandee {my reply button is not working for some reason} thank you for your thoughts. i went back and forth about deleting and the reason i chose to is because some comments were putting words in my mouth, saying things i didn't say... and i am not one to defend myself but i also didn't want to let those things stand undefended as if i had said them, so i felt it better to just delete. i kind of wish i hadn't but at the same time i am glad that i did. i even lost followers because of that stupid post! it makes me sad, as i said above, that we in the church cannot hear anything outside our little box. that we get offended at the slightest mention that maybe, just maybe, we are doing something wrong. but i guess that's just how it is. i love you. thanks for coming back.

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  18. I guess I'm fortunate: Ever since I was a kid, I've believed that if people don't like me for who I am, they don't like me at all, so why should I care what they think? Even so, I don't like to make people mad, but I do like to make them think. I've followed that path throughout my career as a journalist, and I'm carrying through in my creative writing. I encourage you to do the same. Just wish I'd seen the original post.

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