This question was bugging the “bejezuz” out of me mainly because many , many , MANY of my friends are christian in their own personal identification purposes whether they are truly dedicated or not. It sounds like a good thing to be when you live in the South. I always think that if Islam was the ruling religion people would be Muslim by default as well without knowing very much about it.
There I go on a tangent again.
What I am asking today… People claim that Jesus is coming to save us from this world if we accept his “human blood sacrifice” and that he came back from the dead. Okay great. Then he’s supposed to return and take all the believers away to…
Well that’s never clear.. probably outerspace.
and create a new earth (or destroy all the people on the old earth) and drop everybody he saved back on the planet and restart everything, making himself numero uno ruler of the planet. Yaaaaaaay. HOW WONDERFUL!
Or is it?
Be that the majority of people now, are used to a democracy, voting, and not a dictatorship how are people going to deal with have a world leader for eternity who obviously never dies. What is Jesus planning to do then that he’s not doing now? People are starving now, people are dying of diseases, people are losing jobs (christians and non-christians alike) . Some of these people pray for “Jesus help” . If Jesus could solve all the world’s problems simply by his presence, then why isn’t that EVERY Christian the most prosperous, healthy, beneficial people on the planet (other than TV preachers) ? Why doesn’t Jesus do it now? Why the dramatic wait? How many people have to die and/or suffer for his glory? Is this a “prove your worthy” type of game?
How different is the world supposed to be with just Christians on the planet? All Christians don’t even get along. Is everyone going to be Republican? Are Mormons included? What about Jehovah Witnesses? Isn’t Jesus Jewish? People say it’s going to be a “Utopia” but I can’t imagine how a planetary utopia is going to be ruled by one “god”-person calling all the shots. Does Jim Jones ring a bell? I imagine that people would be mindless like that, and every now and then someone with their own opinion would rise up and get taken out. Many of the freedoms and liberties that people cherish now… would be gone.
All in all, this is a very diverse world with billions of people and growing. There are so many cultures and beliefs. Dictators are falling left and right because they are not listening to the collective mind of the people. Perhaps you’re saying, that after all its said and done…no one will care. No will will be sad, no one will cry, every one will just love Jesus and praise all day…for eternity. Oh! so you accept being brainwashed and become a worship robot? Sounds…um “great”. People try to make religion a simple answer to all your problems, but my answer is that it is not. Believe whatever you want for your traditions, customs, and holidays but the world’s problems are not going to be solved by religion or waiting for a savior. The world’s problems are going to be solved by people coming together and deciding that we have all had enough.
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I feel sorry for you. Still, ill pray for your understanding. 🙂 God bless. 🙂
you have given me no answers. I will assume you dont know
You’re asking excellent questions. In fact, you’re asking threatening questions to many. Christians don’t have answers. The most honest among them will always fall back on religious faith and God’s mysterious ways. But this kind of faith is a euphemism for poor discernment, and to say “God works in mysterious ways” is to say you worship something you don’t even understand.
There’s no reason to believe. What choice do we have but to use our understanding of the laws of nature to be critical of such extraordinary claims?
It’s perfectly reasonable to doubt. In fact, doubt is the default position – intellectually and morally. Why believe claims for which there is no evidence?
If not for the threat of Hell, Christianity would be – at best – just another forgotten religion. We would dismiss Christianity as easily and thoughtlessly as Christians dismiss all other religions today.
But no, Hell hangs over generations of believers who are afraid to question. And they make damn sure they infect their children, too.
Like a battered and confused wife, the bride of Christ enables their precious, mythical bastard Jesus. They defend the god of their Bible. Their egocentric, tyrannical, misogynistic, homophobic, mythological 3-in-1 god.
Would you worship someone who drowned his own children?
Are we to accept that we’ll be judged, convicted, and eternally punished simply for the thought-crime of unbelief? For being honest?
Keep being skeptical, Montré. Think critically. You have the moral high ground. There are some things we may never know, but we can’t glue god into the gaps of our knowledge. How lazy. How dishonest. How harmful to humanity, to societal health, and to human understanding.
What value are answers from those who have stopped asking questions?
“we can’t glue god into the gaps of our knowledge. ” i like that…
I truly appreciate ur honesty Montre. I sincerely do. Some people hate on the GOD of the Bible without any legitimate concerns, not to refer to u as a hater. I do have to be honest with u as well though. I think the way u r perceiving JESUS and the Bible is cynical. If u go in with a cynical attitude, the Bible will most definitely seem like foolishness. I’m not sure what experiences u’ve had with CHRISTIANITY or “Christians” (in quotations cause some aren’t genuine), but CHRISTIANITY is not simply a “religion” of “blind faith”. It is very pragmatic, and the Bible includes evidence as to why a person should believe.
Mankind brought evil into the world by not wanting to adhere to ABSOLUTE TRUTH. People want to say truth is relative because they want to adhere to their own “truth”. The Bible is not the only way GOD ministers to us. There are other ministers like Nature. I believe in ABSOLUTE TRUTH cause things in nature adhere to absolute laws. Laws and messages in nature point to an intelligent designer.
It’s hard for some to understand the goodness of GOD because of all the evil in the world. Mankind has finite minds, therefore we sometimes want to believe that everything works like we think it does. Those who accept the TRUTH will have no problem living under JESUS’ rule cause they understand HE has the best for them. I don’t believe he gave me the intelligence I have now just to become a mindless slave to HIM. HE has a higher purpose for me.
JESUS is the incarnate manifestation of GOD. Our bodies are vehicles for our true spiritual beings. GOD could not come into our world in HIS pure form, but HIS “SPIRIT” is always with us. HE is the ultimate eternal spirit being from whence we came, our life source.
Too bad ABSOLUTE TRUTH is always handed down by plain old, fallible people like you, DeAngelo.
This is what you’re saying: We can’t possibly understand who we worship, but here are a lot of details to convince you I’m right.
You’re right about one thing. Montré is being honest. Are you?