Were You Free Before Church

Were You Free Before Church

free before church cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

A happy woman waves goodbye to a happy Jesus on a street. Just around the corner a church waits to capture her with a net.


This month is Pride Month. 

But I also want to talk about freedom.

They are related.

Here's why:

I believe in your personal freedom. You are free to be who you are. Absolutely, unquestionably, extravagantly. You are free. Already! Now live it!

I always found a huge disparity between the Church and Jesus. 

You know... the man it claims is its founder. 

The knots it twists itself into to explain why this is so.

Basically, it's because it doesn't trust us to ourselves. It's afraid of and therefore prevents our personal freedom.

It's almost like Jesus is the bait it uses to lure us in and finally hook us, land us, clean us, and devour us.

After all, it does say Jesus said, "I will make you fishers of men."

But I don't think this is what this means.

(If you want the original drawing of this cartoon let me know.)

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