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Sunny,

Thanks for the encouragement. The RageBomb are my stories. Each time I tell people more about why it exists, I find out more about it too. Right now, it is best explained as a study of the choice a Christian must make between faith and bitterness at difficult moments. The other role of the site is to normalize my Christianity. It is those Christians who live in a dreamland of presentable faith (happy face Christianity) that never come to this site. It is too ugly for them, and the stories do not line up with the outward joy they have been taught to emote.

You are right. There are a lot of non-Christians who loathe us. They hate us. I work with a couple. When I was a kid, I had a stupid notion that I could convert people, one by one at my job, or wherever I was. But this is a different time, a postmodern era where the Christian voice and belief system is not the dominant or accepted one; it is only one voice in a sea of voices, all of which are more soothing and gratifying. It didn't make sense to me to go door to door, or do cold-turkey evangelism, which is what my youth and college pastors pushed us to do. And now, I finally know why: because those tactics don't work. People have changed. They don't need Good News anymore, because they never thought their lives were Bad News. I'm not going to be able to wander onto Santa Monica Pier and share my gospel and have it mean what it could have decades ago.

And yet, there are so many Christians operating under this kind of stupidity and faith-centrism. Those are the ones you don't like today, the ones that ruin the harvest. Me too. All you can do is not be one yourself. Be the kind of Christian that God wants you to be, and not what your church wants you to be. The early church of Acts was a bunch of crazies, really -- they didn't do anything the traditional or accepted way. And I want ours to be the same.

PW
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