Archive for February, 2013

What has happened to this country?  Yeah, too much written in too many places, but I don’t get it.  Any religious text, whether it be Christian, Jewish, or other, all state that the only approved and sanctioned sexual mating is between male and female.  That tells me that the Gay/Lesbian thing is from the god of this world, not THE God.  Yes, the god of this world is the biggest liar of all time (no, not Obama), and is known to focus on that which will separate God (the Creator) from Man (his creation).

So we take God out of schools and public functions, the government sanctions Gay/Lesbian unions, people who speak truth handed down over millennia are shouted down as hate-mongers.  Now the Boy Scouts are going to let homosexuals in?  Don’t ask me to share a tent!  I wonder what new badges they’ll come up with.  Instead of knot tying it will be fellatio?  These folks need counselling, not approval.

…one nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.  That’s what it’s supposed to be – and under God, it’s a male-female pairing only.  What part of any of that don’t we get?

Just sayin’…

All right, what am I missing here?  Jesus Christ very clearly stated that we as soon-Christians-to-be should not be buried in rituals and spout empty words.  He gave us an example of how to pray, recorded in both Matthew and Luke.  His starts off “Our Father in heaven, hallowed is your name…” as opposed to “give me what I want because I deserve it…” or “God, rain hell-fire on my next-door neighbor…”.  It was a guideline.  So what do we do?  For many Christian sects, every time they go to church they recite “Our Father, which art in heaven…”  You might as well zen out and say “Om” a few hundred times.  Same benefit.

OK, Communion time.  Throughout Jesus’ ministry, he has been preaching about brotherhood, family, a commune (no, we’ll skip the hippie group-everything mentality here as well) where things are shared and help is given among like-minded believers.  At the last supper, he takes wine and bread (and we won’t go into further symbolism or mystical garbage), the two staples of every meal, and says “every time you drink this wine or eat this bread (paraphrased), remember me”.  So what I believe he’s saying is that we should focus on him daily.  Make sense?  He could have said “with every breath you take” and it would have had the same connotation.  So what do even the supposedly biblical-centered ministries do?  They make a special ritual out of it, only to be held at specific times and places.

So I ask again, what am I missing?  It seems to me the paragraphs above boil down to “Pray thankfully and think of God always”.

…or do I need to light candles and incense and make a grand show of piety?  I think we as followers of Christ need to re-examine the early church writings  – before they were warped and twisted by those driven by greed, avarice, and a general desire to bilk the faithful of their hard-earned money.

Just sayin’…