… Really? (Warning, contains religion and blasphemy!!)
I know people who think it’s cool to Facebook fight other “nonbelievers” and thrust their dick measuring in the name of Jesus!
C’mon guys. No wonder people think Christians are complete d-bags. Come to think of it, sometimes a lot are… for this reason…
Don’t get me wrong, I am, how you say, a “believer”, but using the name “Christian” honestly makes me cringe a little and I want to wash my mouth out. That reason being for the simple fact that the terminology, “knowing the Bible” and having faith is oftentimes all in the name of holiness and status among people who call themselves a Christian. I honestly feel like Christianity is so tainted, and unfortunately by some people I witness doing those things on a daily basis. Sorry guys. But I don’t think we’d see Jesus on Facebook going, “U mad bro? U going to hell bro? Faggot!”
I mean… REALLY??
I’ve seen these acts pull people AWAY from faith then bring them in. People proclaim themselves as “saints” or “prophetic” because they’ve come from point B to point A, and suddenly they’ve “seen the light”, and want to tell you how much you haven’t.
I wish I can say that I’ve come a long way and that I have the secret to why we should have a type of faith as opposed to none. Honestly, I don’t. I’ve never been “in darkness” so when I found “the light” I can “witness” it to others. Hey, some people have though, and I won’t discredit them. Some people have amazing stories. But mine? Kind of boring. I have always been innately in tune with spirituality, and even before I was able to understand “who Jesus was”. I am how you say, sensitive spiritually; I just put two and two together and have a faith there’s a God and there was a Jesus Christ based off this sensitivity and other occurrences in my life. But that’s my business and I can’t convince people how that should be theirs. I feel people figure these things out on their own (if they’re open and willing) and in different points in their lives… and the way how they do is ALWAYS different and unique from the other. Who am I to say how you’re supposed to find “your own way”?
That’s why there’s so much dissension when it comes to religion. I think people see certain truths and fill in the blanks where they see fit. That’s why, in the end, after my own research on different religions, life after death/NDEs, and studying those around me…. Christianity is not “the only way”. All religions are wrong in some shape or form. There’s a lot of Biblical truths, and the Bible is very historically accurate, but then we try to interpret things. We can’t KNOW everything and then tell each other “how it is”. Humans don’t have the capacity to understand the whole picture of what really awaits us after we die. All that matters is, I think, that there’s some creative design in this world, and there’s definitely a supernatural occurrence beyond our world too. Call it God, Allah, Buddha, whatever floats your boat… they’re all the same in the end (literally). “Creator” or “high-being”… whether you believe in it or not, I can’t prove it to you, and you definitely cannot disprove it to me. It’s one of those things that people have to experience on their own, and that time is personal, individual, and relative to the person.
I think that’s what people often forget; we all find our own paths through our own experiences. The Bible gives a great guide on how to live life if one wants to live righteously, but in the end we’re all people and we’re going to make mistakes, we are going to be led astray, and we might forget the more important things in life, and, well, what happens after. If you ask me, when we die, I don’t think the Mormons, the Buddhists or Muslims go to hell. Religion is just a way for people to categorize their particular beliefs in an earthly, human fashion, and I can’t fathom God “sending people to hell” because they did believe in a higher being, but called him Allah instead. I personally would not want to worship that god if that’s true.
That’s where I think Christians go wrong. They think it’s THEIR job to judge other people based off their life, and “tell” them how to live. I think they forget which “god” they’re actually serving (i.e themselves). Take yourself off God’s throne and if there’s a God, let HIM do the work… we’re only meant to show through example by living a certain lifestyle and still… what was that word, oh yeah…. LOVING others while at it. The world works so much better when people decide to act on those four words, regardless of what they believe.
Anyway. There’s my rant….