Kanye and Christians

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So, a certain popular public figure just came out as no longer a Christian. Well, he is not exactly an A-Lister, but he is massively popular (at least in Christian circles). You probably don’t know about him, but he is well-known especially among millennial Christians. I wont lie, he was a big influence to my conception of the Christian faith. I know some of my friends might not believe what I say, but I actually understand him. I have been around Christendom for some time such that I can see why someone might apostatize. I have this podcast am listening to: The Graceful Atheist. It has really opened my eyes to the reasons behind many forsaking the faith.

As he released “Jesus Is King”, I appreciated Kanye’s candidness. It seemed to me that he had a previous experience with Christian culture. He understood the instant judgment that comes at a person like him. Everyone was quick to question his motives. Many were more eager to render his conversion false than appreciate the ability of God to transform someone’s heart. It’s Christian culture, it’s pervasive and everyone knows about it. Back to the popular figure who announced his de-conversion, he admitted that the pressure of public opinion had kept him back from voicing his loss of faith earlier. One would understand why. For a religion that underlines the value of love for others and long suffering, Christians are guilty of defaming their own faith.

Donda is a classic album. I admitted to a friend that I liked the album. I am positive he is sure I am an apostate. It is criminal to like anything secular (although Donda is not that). It is wrong to have any association with anything not outright spiritual. I am not even talking about going against the moral demands of the religion, I am talking about interest in art, music or anything. Anyone who voices such interests or displays that kind of inclination is seen as “worldly” and worthy of condemnation. I see a day in future where I will have a great confrontation with someone/ some people and I will have my equivalent of “coming out”. I value dissenting opinions, but I hate those who are dogmatic about matters that are of liberty even within the Christian faith. Anyway, Donda is fire and Kanye is showing me how I can be a Christian of influence even at the highest level. Shout out to him.

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