Monday, October 3, 2016

Via PEACE and Grace: Spirituality in a Broken World / FB: TO FOLLOW JESUS IS TO LOVE. NOT HATE.


By Mark Y. A. Davies

To my white evangelical Christian friends,
Since you are one of the groups most strongly supporting Trump, could you please clarify some things for me?
- Who would Jesus torture?
- Who would Jesus tell to go f*** themselves?
- What women would Jesus call fat pigs?
- What women would Jesus treat like s***?
- Who would Jesus "bomb the s*** out of?
- Which families (including children) of bad people would Jesus go after and kill?
- Where would Jesus build walls to keep people out?
- Which refugees would Jesus reject?
- Which workers would Jesus refuse to pay?
- Which people would Jesus refuse to rent apartments to?
- Which people would Jesus want to punch in the face?
- Which people would Jesus think deserve to get roughed up?
- Which women would Jesus call "Miss Piggy?"
- Which people of other religions would Jesus discriminate against?
- Which 11 million people would Jesus deport?

I know the Bible is important to you, so it would be helpful if you could please ground your answers in scripture.
Peace to you."

About Mark Y. A. Davies:
Mark Davies is The Wimberly Professor of Social and Ecological Ethics and Director of the World House Institute for Social and Ecological Responsibility at Oklahoma City University. From 2009 to 2015, Mark was dean of the Petree College of Arts and Sciences and Wimberly Professor of Social Ethics at Oklahoma City University. Previously, Mark was dean of the Wimberly School of Religion at Oklahoma City University and Founding Director of the Vivian Wimberly Center for Ethics and Servant Leadership. Prior to becoming dean of the Wimberly School of Religion in 2002, he was associate dean of the Petree College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma City University and chair of the department of philosophy. Mark has published in the areas of Boston personalism, process philosophy and ethics, and ecological ethics. Dr. Davies serves on the United Methodist University Senate, which is “an elected body of professionals in higher education created by the General Conference to determine which schools, colleges, universities, and theological schools meet the criteria for listing as institutions affiliated with The United Methodist Church.” He and his wife Kristin live in Edmond, OK in the United States, and they have two daughters. The views expressed by the author in this blog do not necessarily represent the views of Oklahoma City University.