So I used to call myself a Christian. Now I’m not so sure anymore. The current fight for Gay rights and the responses of so-called “Christians” and other religious zealots makes me think otherwise. I have never seen a more hateful group of people! They preach that “For God so loved the world…” but then say “but he hates you for what you are”. Wait, what? They justify hating gays by saying it’s a choice. Yes, I say justify because if they admitted that gays are born that way then they have to accept that A) God is imperfect and made some mistakes or B) God doesn’t hate them and loves them as much as he loves anyone else and Christians are, in fact, wrong. Either way they would have to admit being wrong in some way and we can’t have that now can we? The other argument? “Well, it’s in the Bible, how can that be denied?” You’re right, it is in the Bible somewhere. I kind of have a question about that though. None of us were there when the Bible was written originally. None of us saw or heard any of it actually happen. In fact the Bible has been translated, re-translated, and translated again by Man. So I ask: how do we know it has been translated correctly? Do you remember playing the game “telephone” as a kid, the one where one person whispers something to someone else and you pass it on down the line till the end? Do you remember how the original sentence never made it correctly to the end? What if that has happened with the original Bible? Better yet who’s to say Man, being the wonderful creatures that we are, haven’t purposefully added and taken away from the translation to make it work better for us? Hey, we did it with Jesus didn’t we? Bible says feet of bronze and hair of wool yet every painting is of some white guy. In the very least, Jesus was Middle Eastern, sorry. I’m sure I am offending every person that I could possibly offend and for that, I apologize but this is my blog and thus my thoughts. I have sat back and listened to both sides of the argument and I have decided I worship a God of love, not hate.
There is also something else I have thought of while taking all of this in. You, my Christian brethren, who judge everyone around you and hate those different from you, are going to Heaven because you go to church every Sunday and can spout Bible verses from the top of your head. However, that person is going to Hell for who they love. Seriously? Seriously? Come on now, you have to be kidding! You’re not? Oh. Wow. Ok then. Essentially what I am learning then, is that Heaven is going to be filled with lots of hypocrites and judgmental hate mongers. Heaven is where all the people that go to church every Wednesday and Sunday but talk about you while they are there, are going. Heaven is where people who talk about” loving thy neighbor” but justify hating him for being gay are going. Heaven is where men who share the word as priests and preachers then turn around and touch little boys are going. Heaven is where people who used the Bible to justify slavery have gone. Heaven is where people who used the Bible to justify segregation and outlawing interracial marriage are going. Hell, however, is going to be filled with a bunch of fabulously dressed gays who know how to throw a master party. That’s right, Christians have actually made Hell seem like a better place to go than Heaven because I tell you what, if that’s who’s going to be in Heaven, that has just become my Hell!
So I end this saying I am no longer religious, I am spiritual. I fully believe in God and the higher power in charge. I no longer believe in condemning others. I no longer believe in hating differences. I no longer believe in judging others. You know what? I am a whole hell of a lot happier now.