Every day I drive to work I pass a church’s building annex — a fancy way of saying “office building.” It had 3 ball fields that were used by the community, a nice two-story structure and lots of open space.
Last year they began an expansion of the building. As I watched the progress, it became obvious that they were going to put a steeple on their new annex. Yesterday I noticed they put a big cross on top of the steeple.
The first of this week saw one of the ball fields fencing come down and site preparation for more construction. Today they are in full-scale foundation preparation for a large structure. I learned about an hour ago that they have come into quite a bit of money from a parishioner dying and leaving it to the church in their will. The plans are to eliminate the other 2 ballfields as a result of the construction.
The proverbial 2 + 2 now equals 4.
I don’t know these people. I know nothing of their plans. I simply see significant funds going into physical structures, facilities that were being used by the community being eliminated and christianity being represented to the community as a symbol.
It makes me sad.
It seems to prove that Christianity has become nothing more than just another religion.