Thursday, December 25, 2008
Merry New Year
Today is Christmas.
I am not a religious person. I believe in God and his son Jesus, but I just do not trust religion. Who can really say what religion is the right one? There are so many relegions out there, which one can really say they are the one true way to get to God?
I believe in heaven but I have doubts about Hell. I believe that we are living in Hell right now. I do not see anything that is worse than where we are. All the pain, hatred, despair, immorality and all the depraved conditions that we as humans have become so desensitized to, as if it is the norm, cannot be the way it was meant to be.
What can be worse that turning on the news and seeing a report on how a little kid was murdered by his own mother? What can be worse that looking at CNN and learning about the problems in Africa?
Besides, if you read the Bible, it says that Satan was banished to the Earth to rule it for a short time, not that he was banished to some furnace beneath the Earth. He was given the whole Earth, not whatever it is under the Earth. Satan and his goons are walking among us. They are eating with us, sleeping with us, laughing with us and maybe even crying with us.
I think everything we have been taught is a lie. Especially the story about Jesus' birth.
No where in the bible does it mention the exact date of Jesus' birth.
And if you do your research about where Jesus was born (Bethlehem), you will find out that their seasons are pretty much the same as our seasons. Meaning that if it is cold here in December, then it is cold there in December. Meaning that there is no way that any Shepard would be out in the fields at night, in cold ass December, grazing sheep. The sheep would have been in a pen and the Shepard would have been curled up next to a fire.
I also believe that Jesus said it does not matter about his birth, his death is what is significant. His death is what freed us from our sins, not his birth.
And if you do your research, you will find that Christmas was not intended to be a celebration of Jesus birth, it was started as a celebration of different Sun Gods.
So I do not get into the whole Christmas thing.
I believe it started out as a Pagan holiday that has nothing to do with my God or the son of my God.
I also do not like how for one day out of the year everyone is supposed to be so festive and full of good cheer. If you are an asshole, then be who you are all year. If you want to be helpful to your fellow man, then be helpful the whole year.
I am pretty sure that the homeless man that you see everyday going to work really appreciates the free Christmas dinner that you serve him every year to show how much you "care", but don't you think he will be hungry and cold tomorrow? (The day after Jesus' B-day).
And another point I would like to make is that in all my 30 some odd years, I have never seen a Fat white man slide down any chimneys in my hood delivering anything to any poor Black or Hispanic kids. If we saw a fat white man in our hood on Christmas morning, it was either an Insurance salesmen, a Jehovah's Witness or the Police.
And none of them was greeted with warm cookies or milk.