I went because I wanted to.. it’s nice to get out of the house.. while I was there I realized I shouldn’t have gone.. it sucks
Anyway, the pastor was saying that the Christians there should go out in this pandemic and offer to help the elderly out by getting their groceries or asking neighbors if they can be of service. Although these are good ideas because some elderly probably don’t know how to use the smart phones to order anything as well as they might get sick. The catch was that they preach the gospel and show their light to the world.. me sitting there thinking, can’t Christians just take away the virus with the power of God? Not even prayer.. the Bible speaks that Christians can do greater things than Jesus did(while he was on earth, not speaking about what he can do
In heaven after ascension)
Yes I believe the Bible is not real.. yes I am
An atheist-ish person on and off..
if the Bible were true I guess it would be okay to offer the gospel and prayer etc...
the issue at hand is the Bible isn’t.. and these people
Are going about offering insincere love and
Service.. I can’t speak for any other Christian other than myself, for when I was one I didn’t think it was right to love just because God said so. I believe in being a real man and doing real
Things.. like loving and doing kind things with no strings attached.
However offering to do service and show love just to get the gospel and prayer in to basically help these elderly down the steps of a religiously fear based conditioning shallow pool isn’t something I take as kindness.. one day I want to speak out against the false beliefs my friends have and help them out of that shallow body of water.
After all I am their friend(even tho lately I’ve been preferring to distance myself from them.)
It got me thinking about things with life and religion..
1. Tithing.. yeah so apparently I have to
Give 10 percent to the church because they need it to get paid for their service without actually implying that the workers of the church get a payment.. excuse me I’m ignorant of The Who philosophical tithing component of the Bible..
what I believed I knew was in Old Testament times it was 10% of crops, like vegetation. Not 10% of hard earned money.
There’s a big yet not mega church I used to attend who asked for money to build a second floor and I believe a lot of the money was used on other things..
First week they made over a million.. second or third it was up to 6..
I used to be within a debate with me and my religious ego/Christian conditioned mind
“I don’t want to give my money. They make millions.. I might need this for something” then my conscience would flare up like a bully holding me up against the wall for my lunch money. “Give 10
My Christian conscience would get me out of my sick bed and preach in busy neighborhood that weren’t so safe in the first place making me feel like people would die and go to hell if I didn’t get up and spread the “good news”
2. The reason I believe myself and the Christians I knew back then were insincere with their love is because they’re trying to fit themselves into a
Character that shouldn’t exist, it goes against my nature and my will to want to love and do good freely to apparently do it
Because God says so or because it’s biblically correct or else I’ll go to hell. Imagine an opportune moment to love and care for someone under these conditions it’s like you have a gun held up to your head and you’re being held hostage to LOVE.
I don’t need the Bible’s definition of morality to love or do good, which brings me to my next point is that even Paul himself teaches in a way where he is going past encouragement to more of an urgent thing where he expresses it we love and do good we get blessed..
it’s like me as a
Child growing up and believing the same toxic thing I was taught, if I do good I’ll be rewarded if I do bad I’ll be punished.. other than the point being that it’s insincere for me to want to do good just because there’s a blessing at the end of it.. it’s also a false sense of goodness.. if people weren’t held up to the lie that they would die because they didn’t do good then they would probably have a better, easier and more efficient way of doing good if there was no punishment..
Don’t get me wrong everyone messes up and sometimes people go to monumental extremes..
I believe the world would be a better place if everyone had empathy and saw that some of the things we do that are wrong hurt others, and to see themselves that they wouldn’t like to be treated that way..
I used to believe that the Bible was created as means to just get people to stop doing hurtful things, all they had to say was” stop and think would you want this to happen to you by another “
Etc. I hope I made my point clear that in my experience I wasn’t allowed to be me.. I was allowed to be something that was created by another mans hands on how I should live my life according to his beliefs that he wrote in the Bible. Ps. There’s two creation accounts in genesis.. chapter 1 and 2.. they contradict each other, right
In the beginning, for those who might not know Genesis is the first book in the Bible. OT
how’s that for an infallible truly inerrant book
I don’t know if any others have had this experience but whenever something good happens or I seem to develop to do something that would be considered good, an accomplishment of some sort I would head “praise the lord” like Goddidit. No, I did it.
I understand that it’s good to believe in something...
but to give praise to the lord for something I did is absurd... I bet if I bought it up I would either end up in an argument or a debate or even having some Christian rebuke me simply because The Bible says so.. none the less I deserve the credit for what I do..
I can hear the voice in memory”no all glory goes to God.. the maker of heaven and earth”
Yes but also to the god who created satan and humans knowing that one day they would perish in a eternal lake of fire.. cuz that’s the character of love. That we should worship him because he wants it so much that he would send armies to kill people for worshipping their ideas of gods.
I hope y’all can see the sarcasm.
I think I’m just ranting. Anyway thank you for reading.
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