I’m Not Sure I Want to Call Myself a Christian Anymore

Evangelicals have supported Trump, resisted Black Lives Matter, and propagated conspiracies. Is that what Jesus would do?

Bobby Powers

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This is the story I never thought I would write. I normally write about business, leadership, and personal development. Religion — although very important to me — has never been in my writing wheelhouse. And unfortunately, religion now seems to intersect so closely with politics that by covering one taboo topic, a writer must cover them both.

C.S. Lewis was the one who finally spurred me to action. Tonight I was reading a passage in his book The Four Loves, in which Lewis talks about Christianity’s “specific contribution to the sum of human cruelty and treachery.”

How sad it is that those words ring true. A religion begun on the virtues of loving one’s neighbor and caring for the poor has been bastardized into an unrecognizable force of vitriol, injustice, and hate.

Growing up, I heard snippets of my religion’s tarnished past. In the Middle Ages, Christians led the Crusades that killed millions of people. In the 1930s and 40s, Christians largely supported Nazi Germany as Hitler and his SS slaughtered millions of innocent Jews. And in early American history, the Bible was used…

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Bobby Powers

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