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God, Christianity, Control, & Fear

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posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 07:10 PM
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To be a follower of Christianity and get to heaven you have to

1) Believe.
2) Be controlled.
3) Be afraid.
4) Believe that all of mankind has been punished for something two people did in the beginning, which is why there's evil and suffering.
5) Believe that in the end there will be no evil and suffering, meaning that God could get rid of it at any time but chooses not to.
6) Believe that God tests people even though he knows every outcome, making the test pointless.
7) Believe that God sent down his son to die so that we could be forgiven for how God created us.

We are being punished for the way God made us. We are being punished for something he knew was going to happen beforehand. God created adam and eve with faults and tested them to see if they would disobey him, even though he already knew the outcome. God then punishes mankind and sends down Jesus to be beaten and nailed to a cross to die for the imperfections god created us with so that we can be forgiven for the imperfections God created us with.

The bible is the perfect typical superhero story. A story about a man who sacrifices himself for humanity. A hero that will one day come back and save us and kill the villain and we'll all live happily ever after. People love those kinds of stories. Also, I think the devil was added to the story for marketing reasons. If there's no boogeyman no one will be afraid to disbelieve the story. The Jesus story is the kind of story that's been told for thousands of years by different religions, before Christianity existed.

According to the bible, God allows evil and suffering to exist. He created and tested the first people, Adam and Eve, knowing the outcome of the test beforehand. God then decided to punish every person on earth for the faults he made them with. The bible says that God is going to eventually end evil and suffering. Why doesn't God do it now? Why would a loving God allow that to exist to begin with? God is to blame for the evil and suffering in this world because he is in full control of their existence.

I want to know what people think about their God watching innocent children starve or being beaten, tortured, raped, stabbed, brutally murdered, etc. and not doing anything to stop or prevent it. Is it all because of some free will test? If so, why would a God that already knows everything need to test people?

Christianity and its God is man-made and it's obvious to me. Look at how God is described in the bible. He's very human-like. He's jealous. He kills. He wants your money. He makes mistakes. He hates things that he created. He demands to be worshiped or else. He's egotistical and bad tempered. It's not surprising that humans would create a God that is more like ourselves. We are very egotistical and it's our main weakness.

I think one reason why people want there to be a God is because it gives them comfort in thinking that they have some control over life and death. I also think a God is seen as a parent figure and that people instinctively want that even in adulthood. Some more than others.

There's no more proof that the Christian God exists than Zeus or Allah or any other gods. I believe that all of the gods that have been created by humanity cancel each other out, leaving us with reality. Some people like to live in reality and some people like to hide from it.

When it comes to religion, I think that the bad outweighs the good. It teaches you to rely on something else instead of yourself. I think it gives false hope and teaches people to be weak.

The authors and followers of the bible used fear to control people and the sad thing is that people are still being controlled by it to this very day.




posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 07:29 PM
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Hey, if you don't like God's rules then go create your own universe and make your own rules.

If you believe in Karma then you fear Karma. I would venture to say that you fear nature. Fear is a good thing - it keeps you from jumping into the fire.

Peace



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 07:33 PM
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It's a lot easier to believe that an invisible deity is responsible for all the evil in the world instead of admitting that us, humans, can be capable of pure evil.

The murder, and starving of people world wide is not religions fault, its mans.

It's not that I don't believe in god, I believe there is no god.



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 11:11 PM
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Its a load of rubbish used to avoid being responsible and accountable for ones actions. Also to justify control, greed, cold-blooded murder and racism. Humanity would be better off without it.



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 11:34 PM
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Originally posted by Expat888
Its a load of rubbish used to avoid being responsible and accountable for ones actions. Also to justify control, greed, cold-blooded murder and racism. Humanity would be better off without it.


Wrong...

I am responsible and accountable for my actions. I control no one. I'm not greedy. I am not a cold blooded murder and I'm not racist.

And let me tell you another thing... If I wasn't a Christian, the world would not be better off. I would be HELL on wheels exacting revenge on everyone that offended me.

Obeying God's word makes me a better member of society.

Don't buy the hype.

Peace



posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 12:16 AM
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For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

The people of Jerusalem and their rulers did not recognize Jesus, yet in condemning him they fulfilled the words of the prophets that are read every Sabbath.

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.

He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.

So it is written: "The first man Adam became a living being" ; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit.

For why should my freedom be judged by another's conscience?

The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as yourself."

One man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.




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