Thursday, 16 April 2015
When the Hippies rejected the Church in the 1960s they were rejecting the hypocrisy and sex-phobia of the institution.
They never rejected Jesus.
And they never rejected God.
In fact the pacifism and non-violent resistance which the Hippies adopted was derived from Jesus' teachings.
Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jnr. both acknowledged that their methods of non-violent resistance came from their faith in Jesus.
The principle of unconditional love also derives from Jesus' teaching to love the Father, love our neighbor, and love our enemies.
So, far from being Jesus' enemies, the Hippies are still in fact followers of Jesus.
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