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Can you be “woke” and Christian?
Absolutely. It’s imperative.
Jesus was nothing if not “woke.” Therefore to be His follower- His envoy, His disciple- would automatically enroll you in His “woke” program. He was socially conscious and intimately active with society. And for those naysayers of His existence or sovereignty… that argument doesn’t hold. Many Jews actually do believe He was the Messiah. And every religion and historical text gives Jesus a nod in some way.
But taking “religion” completely out of it… believing a thing (in this case that being “woke” and Christian are mutual opposites) doesn’t make it true. Logically there must be a Centerpoint for love and light that is greater than humanity, because humans suck. Logically, everything must have been created, because nothing else remotely makes sense as theory. And, also logically, given that humans are fundamentally imperfect and light and love are actually perfect, there would have to be a bridge that allows us to operate as such without being destroyed by it, the way light obliterates the darkness in a room when turned on. Not to mention the whole instinctive impetus for morality and justice (regardless of how twisted or not) that is present in everybody. That further suggests the idea of a Conscious Creator Bridge.
Being woke is more than dismantling the false narratives perpetuated in mainstream culture. It’s being tuned into how things truly are. Running your fingers through the current of creative energy underpining all of reality and building truth constructs in the hollows left in the aftermath of misconceptions dethroned. Your personal issues with the purveyors of any religion should not cloud your ability to engage with unconventional veracity.
Being disillusioned with the presentation of Christianity is fine. Being turned off because of hard to reconcile questions is a personal choice.
But the woke factor is not incongruous to Christianity, just because some folks don’t believe in it. Christianity (at its core, without all the name attribute arguments and the like) is ABOUT being woke.
Joshua Evans is a prolific writer and sci-fi/fantasy enthusiast who believes story is central to everything and that mythology can change the world. He currently hosts two youtube shows- The Truth About Superheroes and Comic of the Week, as well as runs a short story blogsite on medium as The Story Junkie. If you would like to further be a part of his cosmic psyche, you can join him on Twitter and Instagram or simply subscribe to this blog… and remember- sharing is caring! Cheers!