posted on Jul, 16 2016 @ 01:50 PM
a reply to: ChesterJohn
I am sure your heart would have rather heard gossiping on how the preacher ran off with his secretary and left his family. Or how the elder
stole money form the church and spent it on finding buried treasure, or how the music director molested young men and women, and the many other
atrocities that have taken place across the denominational spectrum.
Do who in the what now?!!!
No - you are wrong. I don't want to hear all the gossip about imperfect people who are hypocrites. I know all about that.
I wanted to hear your stories about what you witnessed. You know - "witnessing" - isn't that what you all like to do?
Alas, people do those things whether they are in churches or not. People not in churches do the same thing. We are humans. It amazes me how you, and
others on this board decide for me what I'd "like" or what I'd "rather."
What I'd really "like" and what my heart would rather "hear" is that you all realize you are wrong, that you are not born filthy sinners, that we all
will get there; that you are not special, or chosen, or right, or better or worse than people of other faiths. You just think that you are, and sadly
many of you use that as an excuse to do whatever the hell you please because you are "saved" just by saying "I believe Jesus died for us so I will go
to heaven but you won't because you're a wanton heathen. My mistakes are forgiven - yours are not."
THAT is what I'd really like and what my heart wants to "hear" - that you divorce all of that bronze age manipulative dogma and realize it for what it
is: words penned or chiseled or printed - words that MEN invented and ideas that MEN invented; God does not speak to us in language, or in books. All
of that stuff is just propaganda and manipulation intended to confuse, easy to corrupt, easier still to misinterpret, and worst of all - to hurt