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God Does Not Want To Be Served

In Deception, Everything Else, Freedom, God, Life, Politics on April 2, 2011 at 2:33 pm

I don’t see much of a difference between an oppressive government and the institutional Christian church system. Both enforce far too much control over their subjects, creating a system of slavery. And it becomes even more tragic when we actually pay these systems to do so.

The control comes in the form of mind slavery. A government which requires compulsory attendance to an educational system begins enslaving the mind from a young, formative age. The citizen is conditioned to believe that they are dependent upon the system in order to survive in the world. In exchange for your mind, you are promised a job or career with retirement and security benefits.

Churches also condition the minds of the young. In exchange for your commitment to a certain church denomination, you can attain eternal life. Church members are led to believe that they could grow in their spiritual vitality as long as they didn’t miss too many Sundays at church. Read the rest of this entry »

I Was Christianity’s Tool, But Am I Still?

In Deception, Heaven, Hell, Life, Politics, Sin on March 10, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Just when I think I’ve finally awakened to reality, I find myself awakening some more. Did I really once believe in a Nazi God that was bent on torturing and annihilating the majority of the world’s population? I mean, really? Please tell me I wasn’t a total muppet.

What makes me sigh even more is to think that I might have actually wanted to believe this. Sure, maybe I just wanted to shift the blame off of my own perceived guilt onto the rest of the world but… was I seriously okay with the idea of any soul being tortured for eternity?

And did German civilians feel similar to this after WWII? I feel like I’ve got some pretty serious psychological issues concerning the after-effects of the Christian religion.

To top it all off, if I think I’ve awakened but still find myself awakening, doesn’t that mean that I’m still deceived? I think I’ve arrived in glory land just in time before I realize, “Nope, I’ve still got a lot more mind renewing to do.” I haven’t finally arrived. I might only be a little closer to… who knows what? What’s around the corner? Read the rest of this entry »

Ban Gay Marriages? Seriously?

In Homosexuality, Politics on November 14, 2010 at 7:32 pm

First, if gays cannot marry because being gay is a sin, then liars, etc. should be prohibited from getting married too.

Second, laws are supposed to be passed to protect every citizen’s freedom unless that freedom infringes upon the freedom of another. This is the principle of democracy (ideally of course). Gay marriage does not infringe upon the freedom of another.

Third, allowing gays to marry is not the same as condoning their sin. But banning them from marriage is condoning the sin of hatred, segregation and discrimination.

Fourth, banning gay marriage does absolutely nothing to change the gay issue. It only makes the gays really mad at Christians, and causes them to distrust Christianity and possibly God.

Fifth, if Christians want a freedom of religion in our country, then it would behoove us to allow others to have their freedom too.

Sixth, since when did Jesus tell us to control society through laws of morality?

Seventh, I’ve seen (by far) more of God’s unconditional love exemplified through two gays who would like to commit to each other than Christians who like to focus on other people’s sins.