Why I Left the Right: How Studying Religion Made Me a Liberal
Susie Meister

Smart young woman, you are. Sadly, you’re an anomaly in the Christian world. Liberals (sadly, and rightfully) see Xtians as hateful war-mongers who delight in bombing children, love the death penalty, worship guns, are TOTALLY okay with mass gun deaths, LOVE and encourage little to no education (outside a 2,000 year-old book), discourage ANY free-thinking or creativity, encourage HATE for ANYone who doesn’t ‘believe’ EVERYTHING they’re told, without any question (that’s just the devil, dismiss it or you’r going to hell-speak). I could go on and on and on. I know. I lived it, as well. I can spout MANY verses of the Bible, and know all of both books in order. Did nothing for me, but I could ALSO spout the hate and divisiveness so prevalent in Christianity. — Now, walking the talk of Jesus, what an amazing shift. Proud to be a liberal. HAPPY to help the downtrodden, without blame or judgement. My Saturday night this week is to hand out supplies to the homeless, that I’ve been buying up for the past few weeks. It’s always my favorite night of the month. I volunteer, instead of going to church, what a difference an hour spent can make for the GOOD of mankind. I love doing this, love people. I do NOT understand all the fake ‘Christians’ who side with the war-monger republicans. I just can’t wrap my head around that mindset. It’s a poison to the world.