posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 02:36 PM
I'm pretty sure there are a number of things in the bible that are misconstrued or falsified with ease. At a young age, my grandparents tried forcing
their religion onto me. Instead of accepting it on my own terms, I would sit in the back of the endless rows of this church and listen to the droning
voice of the pastor, who at times would burst into a fit of adrenalin, shouting and spewing verses to his ship, only so they would respond with
resonating, loud cheers and chants.
The youth group always seemed awkward to me. When I was in their company, it seemed as if they were intimidated by me, because of the way I carried
myself, wore hats to church ( Didn't know there were rules on attire ), and simply spoke my mind on certain situations. They never tried to accept
me, and always seemed very fake. After a few years, I ended up not going to church any more and every time I run into these people, they try to lure
me back, but how so? Through fear, guilt, and horrible lessons.
"Please ... please! Come to church and find his light, before something happens!"
I, at one time received a house visit from the youth pastor whom I was cool with, and one of the youth representatives, whom I never really got along
with. Now, the Youth pastor is talking to us and asking how we are doing, so i'm thinking to myself ... this is cool, they just wanna see how thing
are. Said thoughts were completely erased when the youth representative sprung into action with a speech that had to be thought up and rehearsed ...
mind you, the stupidity of this speech could have been delegated to a group of 3rd graders.
He asked us if we had ever tried a sandwich with ketchup, mustard, relish, and some other crap. After we obviously said no, he assured us that it
tasted amazing, then proceeded to tell us how trying something of the unknown would be easier with God by your side. How that related to the sandwich,
I feel is quite ridiculous.
Anyways, to make a long story short ... after that "visit" from the youth, I made sure to distance myself from church. To the church people, you
guys do what makes you happy but the bottom line is, the bible was written by men. Men are a corrupt people, no matter how perfect they may paint the
picture of their exterior lives. Pastor's argue with their wives, curse, shout, cheat, and can even manipulate. Your next door neighbor has potential
to do the same. What you should take from the bible is the message of positivity that it tries to portray.
There is positive and there is evil in this world. That is all that matters. If you do good, then you will receive goodness. Religion is trivial.
Somebody who is a good Samaritan in every aspect isn't condemned to hell because he didn't put his faith onto a single person that an ancient, and
partially edited text states one should. And if that is the case? Then religion is hypocrisy in every aspect, if they would ignore the goodness of a
person's actions and lifestyle, because he didn't choose to follow a certain flock.