(Reblog) The abusive theology of “deserved” tragedy…

Reblogged from Rachel Held Evans:

What’s worse than the world seeing Christians disagree with one another is the world seeing Christians remain silent when their own go on TV and tell the parents of children lost in a tornado that those children and their families got what they deserved. What’s worse than the world seeing Christians disagree with one another is the world seeing Christians remain silent and supportive when their own are accused of multiple counts of child abuse and appeal to the first amendment to try and avoid investigation. What’s worse than the world seeing Christians disagree with one another is the world seeing Christians perpetuate an abusive theology that teaches people that whatever abuse they are suffering, whatever pain they are enduring, whatever violence they have been subjected to, is deserved and perpetrated by God. 

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One thought on “(Reblog) The abusive theology of “deserved” tragedy…

  1. I completely agree. I don’t see God as vindictive, and to portray him that way does both Him and us a disservice…prevents people from establishing a loving relationship with Him. He is not punishing…he is mourning with us.

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