Xtian HaiKu: eXiled

There once stood a man

Outside but not too far out

Soon, they closed the door.


For all those who step outside for a breather, still within reach, just on the doorstep…

For those who started asking questions that didn’t have answers, yet discovered more answers that didn’t have questions…

For those who found the church’s response to challenge was more often the Left Foot rather than the Right Hand of Fellowship…

Who just wanted to assure themselves that the Truth was inside rather than outside the Stained Glass and found out otherwise… A question:

Did you find the final straw that broke your Faith was the response to your questioning that you received from those in the Church?



4 thoughts on “Xtian HaiKu: eXiled

  1. I’m reminded of Matthew 23:13 – “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to.”
    I don’t think that questions, real questions – were ever really allowed. So much of it was scripted that you were only supposed to ask the questions they had answers to – any other questions would be going off script and they’d know that you weren’t with them on the important matters.

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    • Apologetics is not the attempt to answer the questions of those outside, but to provide ‘the right’ answers to those inside.
      Spin and internal propaganda to give Christians just enough answers to keep them from asking more


      • So many churches do seem to fishbowl, care only about insiders and ignore outsiders. When I engage in discussions, it usually ends up with: “You can possible be saved, so you don’t really get what I’m saying – the Holy Spirit would make it clear to you if you were saved.” So perhaps it serves as a litmus test to ensure people are as saved as they should be so that they are insiders who understand everything as they should and prove that they’re not outsiders who see things as a non-believer would?

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