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Originally posted by wylekat
Sometimes, I wonder if most of these religions are just diff takes on the same franchise. Just like there's diff flavors of Muslim/ Islam. There were TOO many similarities. And it seems the results are universal- the poor give up their last few cents, and the rich live it up, use the poor for target practice, get away with it, and hide behind their deity of choice....
Originally posted by Ridhya
The REAL Christians, the real people who are caring and kind the people who deserve the best things in life, are 'punished' pretty much to keep them that way. Ive felt sorry for myself too but evolved to think that the greatest people do not ask for wealth, fame, recognisation for their work. They are happy just doing it.
We always think it would be nice to be rich but I think being rich is a sign of evil really. I mean no one needs wealth. Hoarding is greed. There are countless people who need help. People are driven by greed and money rather than compassion.
Religion does not do that to a person. It is a war within themselfs. Someone who would kill/harm/exploit and claim to be from a religion would do so in another religion, or even without one. The man who shoots an abortion doctor says he is Christian but is not.
Originally posted by wylekat
I dunno what this proves- that I have been so torched by religion, I can take on ANY religion, I am completely nutso, or what.
serving god is not about us. its about doing god's will. do you think it inconvenienced moses when god refused to let him into the promise land? what about when jonah didnt want to preach to the ninevites, you think it was jonah's plans to get swallowed by a fish? what paul and his unanswered prayers regarding his "thorn in the flesh"
Those who God loves will suffer
I blamed God, i became full of hate for my life and cursed him for making me.
But i learnt something; "no servant is greater than his master, the world hates you because it hated Me first." Those who God loves will suffer. He never promised us who come to Him an easy life but one of suffering. The world knows where we are going and wants to take it from us, curse God, become hatefull, un-loving, denying Him who sufferd on a cross. The world hates Him, and if it hates Him, it will hate you too.
Those who quote all this prosperity stuff are not christians but servants of the one who wants to take you from God. Jesus didnt have a house, His servants were poor, beaten dispised and killed. Jesus was able to endure the cross, and His servants their suffering because they knew what was comming after.
Our life is but a vapour compared to eternity, and that is what God has given us, forever! Dont give in to the world, take responsabilty for you own life and fight back!!