They are human. We are human. By any means necessary, we are not perfect, we are family.
Proselytizing vs Practicing
I have no problem with religions, except when they have the hubris to think they're the only correct way to worship, live, believe, or rejoice.
It's like expecting the entire world to adopt only one language or one cuisine.
The point isn't making others believe - it's believing in yourself enough to accept others for who they truly are.
Jesus spent a great deal of his time on earth
rebuking the churched of his day
they annoyed him
They pushed religious law but obeyed only the minutia of those laws
not practicing the most important parts – justice, mercy, faithfulness.
They presented themselves as keepers of the law,
masking inner worlds of pride, hatred, and repudiation.
They made a show of their religion, praying publicly loudly,
"God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers— ."
Most of all
they did not practice
the greatest commandments
and love your neighbor.
As an avid story-lover, I appreciate christianity for its heroic attempt to bring much-needed virtues and values to people through stories. Christianity is one of the most successful religions at doing so, because of its amazing ability to translate the unknown aspects of existence into common-sense commands and thoughtful fables. As to the christians themselves; they are not all made equal. Some are annoying, some are weird, some are stupid, some are geniuses. Most I have met are kind, tolerant, and compassionate individuals. As a general rule, they make me feel safe. But no ideology is entirely immune to evil.
To Hades with You
“You don’t believe in God?”
Here we go. My least favorite topic.
“Don’t you want to hear about Jesus?”
I’d rather tell you about Pagan rituals. But you’ll try to burn me again.
“Easter and Christmas are such great holidays!”
Of course they are. You stole them from us. From the same pagans that you thought worshiped a goat-devil.
“But I’m trying to save your soul!”
Or maybe we both end up in the underworld, staring into the dark river Styx. I turn to you and say:
“You could have at least brought some coins for Charon.”
But Have Not Love....
You're wanting 2.3 billion Christians in 37 million churches defined in 100 words. What's the chances these people are not all the same. Some are bound to annoy you. I bet you'll annoy some of them.
Here's the truth. Christ died for our sins. We each fall short of the glory of God and only faith in Him will save, so don't get caught up in comparisons. That's just an easy way out.
Us and Them
Us (us, us, us, us) and them (them, them, them, them)
And after all we’re only ordinary men
And you (you, you, you)
God only knows
It’s not what we would choose (choose, choose) to do (to do, to do)
Forward he cried from the rear
And the front rank died
And the general sat
And the lines on the map
Moved from side to side
Copyright Pink Floyd if you didn’t know.
I honestly believe that there are two different types of Christians.
1. The ones that uses bibble and the word of God to oppress others. Giving people the sense they forcing their believes on others or judging others.
However, its stated only God can judge.
2. The Christian's that speak through their actions but respects the views of others. Spreading the word but giving you a choice.
All that said. I believe Christianity is amazing as I have personal experience, however I can only talk for myself. I believe everyone is entitled to their own believes and opinions
Cattle are led by a robust Bull. Weak of mind are destin to be controlled by a narrcistic minority. Wars and hatefilled leaders were prevelant throughout history. When will the masses realize they are free spirits unto themselves. Following false prophets for religions sake is catastrophic to one’s soul, Now awaking of the spirit and love to grasp the resposiblilities of life. Not to destroy , but to guide the fallen and raise up the meak and weak minded.To cultivate the strenght that is within all of us and to unite. Its time to quit being the sheep of society.