One of the really, really annoying things about Christians is that they really do think that only they know the truth.
When I browse social sites and so-called “Christian” websites, I am appalled by the degree of ignorance on display. I do not mean ignorance as in stupidity but ignorance in the true meaning of the word – they IGNORE reality and replace it with an anodyne. The anodyne is known as “The Bible” and is so redolent of junior school fiction that it beggars belief that anybody would grant it shelf space.
The much vaunted virgin birth of Jesus is nothing more than one of a very long line of priestly confabulations to infer a miraculous interference in the lives of men, in order to suborn them, by a deity. NEVER is the question asked – “If this god is so powerful, why would he bother? Why would he not just ensure that his creation knew him and so, would have no difficulty in believing in him and worshipping him?”
The Old Testament demonstrates a god who can be believed in. A selfish and cruel god who simply wants to be idolised and be placed at the very top of his own creation. This is a credible god. Can anybody, in all honesty, accept that God is so feeble as to need to create a life form of dubious merit so that it can worship Him? Apparently, Christians can.
I have heard talk of God’s perfect creation that man has corrupted because the first woman (inevitably) succumbed to the wheedling of a serpent and ate what she should not have – not only that, she also shared it with the first man. Just how transparent can the priesthood be in their delusional invention of the tale of Adam and Eve?
Christians never look at what they claim to have been a perfect creation.
It escapes them that the whole of creation within the animal world is based upon the predatory nature of carnivorous animals. Men blithely accept that the living world is no more than a “food chain”. Christians have the same acceptance but only because they have totally ignored their position in the created world. Mankind was created to have dominion over all living things while living on the seeds and fruits that had been provided for his table. Christians ignorantly accept that God’s “dominion” implied the right to slaughter and otherwise sacrifice any animal for food or to placate God.
Mankind is no different from any other animal on the face of the earth. This crazy idea that mankind is created in God’s image just does not bear the most basic of examination and yet Christians make this claim with nauseating regularity. Since God is a singularity, why don’t Christians ever question the fact that mankind is created with three very distinct sexual variations? Why do no Christians ever wonder what God would do with hands and feet? Why do they never wonder what it is that God eats with His mouth and where the divine toilet is? Why do they think that God has eyes, a nose and ears?
What degree of vanity do Christians manifest in their belief that God created them so that they could live an extremely short life on Earth and be judged, thereafter, for their suitability for eternal life?
I will accept that is comforting to think that you will meet your beloved relatives in Heaven but what about those from your life whom you would rather never meet again?
Just trying to imagine three wives and two children waiting for me hurts.
Maybe Heaven runs on a different system of time but in anybody’s estimation, eternity is a very long period indeed.
Maybe the Jews have it right when they claim we will all sleep in the bosom of Abraham while we await judgement day. If judgement day never arrives, we will never know and sleep on through eternity. Resting in peace.