Discussion by: hueman0unI’ve lived in a few very rough neighborhood where gangs rule the streets as their turf, deal drugs, and harass. Unfortunately, I had to live alongside these thugs for sometime. What disturbs me is how aggressively religious these criminals are or claim to be. They say things like “Jesus forgives me for my sins! I’ve accepted Christ!” And that is the only law these gang members need. They “sin” and are “sinners” aka bad people…but “if you accept Christ” he forgives all sinners. This excuses them to essentially be bad people. Jesus forgives them because they’ve “accepted” him and thus they can do whatever they want. What’s ironic is that good people who do not accept Christ are then the ones who are going to hell. These thugs deal drugs, rob people, threaten, and beat up people but they belong to a church and Jesus forgives them. They all wear crosses. If you notice many gangsta rappers wear diamond crosses. One rapper, DMX, raps about raping, robbing, and murdering also has extremely religious songs about his “deep” spiritual faith. Listen to his albums and you will be disgusted, and they are also religious. It’s good to know what these Christians are doing…dealing drugs, robbing, and murdering..In fact I have heard things like drug dealers in the community in fact pay the church a cut of their dealings and the religious community then spreads the word that they are good decent kids. I’ve met some very nasty people who claim they are good merely because of being associated with a religion. I’m also disturbed by the way these thugs regard women, and this is in America, but they might as well be Taliban. They regard women as god’s creations to please man and that god was a man, and they expect women to serve them, to please them, and are essentially just there to breed with and to care after the infant. In fact in many of these gang households once the son is 11 or 12 he is the man of the house and tells his mother what to do.