Feb 6, 2007

If Jesus returned today

The Right Wing "Christians" have really gone to hell, with all their pro-war, pro-torture, pro-greed policies. Here's a link to the guys Jesus would REALLY be hanging out with if he returned today...


And, C&L reposted the link to Ava Lowery's "Blessed are the Peacemakers" video


I'm not a christian anymore. I declared my atheism to my mother at age 8. Hypocrisy is something I have never been able to stand. And even at age 8 it was hard to ignore the twofaced baptists who would smile and welcome my single mother, then turn around and insult her right in front of my younger brother and I as soon as her back was turned. We didn't dress nice enough. We didn't tithe enough. We were poor because she couldn't keep a man. Among some of the less infuriating insults directed our way by the "keepers of the faith". I have met many christians of many different stripes. In Lubbock, there is a church on every corner. And 95% of them are christian sects and denominations. My grandfather told me that the louder someone shouts his faith, the bigger a sinner he is. I have never seen this tiny bit of wisdom refuted, not once in meeting thousands of christians. My mother is a christian. She accepted my declaration of 'atheism' or unbelief with pain in her heart and soul, but she never made me go to church with her again.

I sit quietly, respectfully when someone says grace or a prayer at some family function. This doesn't bother me in the least. I have faith of a sorts, but it certainly isn't the christian faith. What does bother me, I have to admit, when you have lost a dear friend who wasn't religious at all, and you have to sit through some snake oil pay-per-view preacher selling Jesus at the funeral. I despise that sort. My family has instructions that if they want someone to speak at my funeral, it damn well better be someone who knows me. And if God is mentioned, it will be in the context that maybe I am up there having a beer with him (or her) as we speak.

Selling salvation is big money. Gettting paid to save your soul so YOU Don't have to is what evangelists live on. Which is why the worst sort of people become these leeches. And which is why the state of Christians in America has become so denigrated and disgusting.

It's not as popular to follow Jesus' teachings, like the sermon on the mount, and actually live the way you are supposed to. It's much easier to pay lip service, and then go your own way, do your own thing. Christians today drape the American flag OVER the cross and put Jesus aside in order to glorify wars.

It would be a lot easier for me to respect Christians if they actually followed the teachings of Christ.

Matthew 5:1-12

Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down his disciples came to him.

And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek , for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.

Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so men persecuted the prophets who were before you.


nicchen said...
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Ziem said...

I absolutely agree Fade!
I am working on a piece that "proves" neocons can't be Christians. Right now it's very long, I'm thinking of doing it in pieces. The fallout may just be hysterical.

caveman said...

ahhh picking out quotes huh?..you can do that to every religion fade..guess what since I am a right winger..but a non Christian ..for torture and a beer drinker..do I follow your viwe of a typical right winger?...naaa..but..ohh the quotes of war from Islam?

Garments of fire shall be cut and there shall be poured over their heads boiling water whereby whatever is in their bowels and skin shall be dissolved and they will be punished with hooked iron rods (22:19).

Slay or crucify or cut the hands and the feet of the unbelievers (5:34)

.make war on the leaders of unbelief...Make war on them: God will chastise them at your hands and humble them. He will grant you victory over them..." (Surah 9:12-)

hmm fade..to choose to choose huh? which is good which is bad..dam Christian terrorist have killed 3000 people flying planes into the WTC..They have chopped off heads of the innocent..they blow up women and children on buses..man the christens are mean huh..

Fade said...

Okay- I am picking out Quotes that call for Peace in the Bible - Are you saying that Christians are supposed to be bloodthirsty?

Again, you are too busy trying to argue ANYTHING and EVERYTHING than to try and make a point. Who was talking about Muslims? No one,except you, who is obsessed with them. I could easily find violent quotes in the bible, just like I could find quotes in the Quran that call for peace.

But you won't find JESUS quotes promoting violence or torture. THATS My Point. Clean up your own yard before you start bitching about someone elses.

caveman said...

ahhhh..thats the point Fade.. you take couple people that has pissed you off as a 8 year old..and you make the religion bad..naughty you..

Hey look

Bankrupt liberal radio network to sell for $4.25 million Air AMerica?...buhahahahaha

Fade said...

no, the point is, Even A fucking 8 year old can see through the bullshit of Christians.

And Air America? I listened to that a couple of times, on the Internet. Only fat losers listen to other fat losers on talk radio, hoss.

Put on some Rock n Roll. It's better for the sake of your soul than listening to Rush limbaugh.

caveman said...

I love Rush..it makes all you leftist pissy

Hey fade are ya glad global warming is back for a bit?..a nice balmy 73 today..DAm to bad for New York..hmmm 8 feet of snow?..I think we are heading for an Ice age again.

Fade said...

new ice age, huh? With you cavemen running around it sure seems that way. But just because it rains one week a year in the Sahara doesn't make it a wetlands.

Of course, the Right wing could hire Fox News to Say the Sahara was getting wetter, then Bill Kristol could invent a plan to invade the Sahara to steal their water. Bush could make a hundred speeches saying that "the Sahara may be hot, may be dry, but I assure you it's not as dry as my ranch in Crawford." while he drools like the imbecile he is. Then 5000 bush supporters can get online and Bwah-hah-hah about how its all a liberal plot to call the Sahara a desert so they can steal funds for our new antichinese laser bombs to send Evian to children dying of thirst.

I would like to say your mind works in a funny way, but I hesitate to claim it works at all.

navyswan said...

Air America was sold to the brother of one of the hosts on Air America. That means that it will still be there and still be liberal. So, what is your point?

caveman said...

Hi Swan..it means your cats have something to listen to. : )