Monday, October 09, 2006

A little Christian forgiveness

It would seem that the Amish could teach America's "main-line" Christians a lesson or two about Christianity (as in followers of Jesus Christ):

GEORGETOWN, Pennsylvania: Dozens of Amish neighbors came out to mourn the quiet milkman who killed five of their young girls and wounded five more in a maniacal rampage.

About half of perhaps 75 mourners on hand were Amish.

"It's the love, the forgiveness, the heartfelt forgiveness they have toward the family. I broke down and cried seeing it displayed," Mr. Porter said.

Apparently, the Amish have even started a collection for the widow (and children) of the killer...

Sounds like there are some Christians that have taken the teachings of Jesus to heart: the idea that it is not our place to judge, but to forgive.

I may not agree with , but the soap-box-Christians that are running our country could learn something from these folks.



Capt. Fogg said...

Yes, and I've never heard about the Amish bullying other people about their behavior either.

I've said for years that there really aren't any Christians, but I may have to revise that statement

skip sievert said...

I think you are right Fog. Even Christ wasn`t a Christian. He was a Jewish dude.

skip sievert said...

And the Jews just go back to another substitute religion. Each one a variation of bigotry and superstition.