posted on Aug, 6 2010 @ 10:49 PM
Hello, fellow ATS members.
I have something to get off my chest, that I've put off for too long. It has come to my attention that the general consensus on the attitude towards
Christianity is that it is based on hypocrisies. Many of you believe that it's a religion designed for the sole purpose of controlling and taking
money from its believers, but to those of you who believe so I propose a question: Have any of you even read the New Testiment? I'm not talking about
researching specific scriptures that give strength to your false claims, but have you actually read the book in it's entirety? Because if you did so
you'd see that many of the claims you bring against the religion are criticized in the book itself.
For example in Matthew 23:13 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from men; for you do not
enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in."
Jesus in the above scripture condemns the Pharisees, who were the leaders of the church back then, for doing the same thing the leaders of the church
Also Matthew 21:12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the
money changers, and the seats of them that sold doves, and said unto them, 'It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have
made it a den of thieves.'"
Here's another for you "You cannot serve both God and Money." [Matthew 6:24.]
Also in Matthew 22:21 Jesus addresses the need of seperation of church and government when he tells the people “Render unto Caesar the things which
are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s” He is responding to a question about the Jews paying taxes here, he clearly tries to
stress that God doesn't want money or material possessions.
You critics also say its a religion based on violence but in Matthew 26:52 he tells his disciple
"Put your sword back into its place; for those who live by the sword, die by the sword."
How about this one "I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which
despite-fully use you, and persecute you" [Matthew 5:44]
Also Matt 5:5-9.
"Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth... Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy... Blessed are the peacemakers, for
they shall be called sons of God."
So though I respect your opinions I will have to respectfully disagree with your false claims for it is not the religion itself which is flawed, but
its followers, excluding the true Christians.
[edit on 6-8-2010 by marsvoltafan74]