Tuesday, October 20, 2009
My problems with Religion
Lately here on my lil 'ole blog, I have had some not so nice things to say about religion.
I have to make some things clear.....
I am NOT anti God. I am NOT anti Jesus.
I pray to God through Jesus every day. Sometimes more than once a day.
However I do not consider myself a Christian. I am not "Christ-like", which is what being a Christian is supposed to mean. Jesus is the only perfect man to walk the earth after Adam fucked up. I am no where near perfect and I do not know or have I known any person who fits that description.
What I have a problem with is people that have the same desires and hang-ups as me, trying to tell me how I need to be living.
I have a problem with hypocrites.
I have a problem with people that go to church every Sunday to see the preacher instead of going to commune with God.
I have a problem with people using the Church to get paid off the backs of people that really can't afford it.
I have a problem with the "Sunday" Christians. You know the people I am talking about....The fake ones that are only "saved" on Sunday mornings.
I have a problem with people that use the Bible to justify their hatred,hypocrisy and bigotry towards other people.
Basically, I have a problem with Organized religion.
Well it is more than a "problem". It is on the verge of being full blown hatred.
I am not a hypocrite. I have no problem with trying to live the same way I act. In other words, I try to live the same way I portray myself to others. How the hell would I look telling somebody that porn is the work of the devil, when I try to look at me some titties everyday? (This is not an admittance of of anything, I am just using an example.)
I am who I am. I do not try to portray myself to other people as being better than I am. I have been known to lie a few times, but I do not act like my shit does not stink. The same way I am now hiding behind this keyboard, is the same way I am if you happen to meet me in person.
I am a chronic user of profanity. I drink a little. I like women. (Yes I am married, but I still LOOK at other women. Sue me.)I have been accused of being a little to blunt with people. If I don't like something, I let it be known. I do not hold my tongue if I feel like I am being disrespected. I have a problem with authority. Well. Let me rephrase that... I have a problem with stupid authority. I try to treat everyone I meet the same way I like to be treated. I try not to judge other people's behavior, views or lifestyles. I know what works for me may not work for my neighbor.
All in all I am a decent dude, but I am far from being "Christ-like."
But I do have a problem with people that use religion as an excuse for their fucked up behavior. The Bible should not be used as an excuse. I think that organized religion is the main thing that is wrong with the world today. People use religion as a way to justify their fucked up views towards other people and I don't think that is the way God wants it to be. Besides, with all the religions out in the world today, who is to say what religion is the one that will get you to heaven. Some people use their religion as the only way life should be lived, instead of having an open mind to other people's views, which thereby contributes to discrimination, hatred and intolerance towards innocent people.
In my humble opinion this is not how God intended it to be.
But this is only My opinion.