reply to post by Lionhearte
Ahhh, such a wasted thread. What's the whole point?
On that particular note, what is the point of discussing anything? So that we can learn from each other. So that old, and new information will be
available for anyone who wishes to learn.
Christianity is false, filled with lies? The Bible is a corrupt, evil book, used by evil men, to do evil things? All Christians are Pagans and
they don't even realize it?
Don't remember saying that, friend. All I did say if the famous books of Christianity are part of a sinister agenda, the same books used to damn
everyone but them to some place they call Hell, and to try to convert everyone into this little cult mentality so they will give up their human will
and money to the group...and for what? Peer acceptance? To live on planet Earth you don't need a guidebook! Life, for the most part, is self
realizing and self explanatory.
Christianity in it's present form breeds HATE
, all over the world. I have come to believe
that is what Christians want too, they want to be the most hated, ridiculed, and persecuted people on the planet.
And for what reasoning? Why is it some need a being bigger than they are? Better than they are? Isn't is human destiny to perfect ourselves, after
all, instead of perfecting a being who lived 2000 years ago that we know nothing about?
The point here is, as Human Beings, we do not even realize how alone we feel, and how little we are in the big scope of things. The only Evil is the
Evil that lives in the hearts of human beings, and the Battle between Good and Evil is fought within each one of us on a daily basis. We have each
other to lean on, and we could all do that, if not for those infernal questions all the time.
"Are you a Christian"?
"Do you believe in Jesus"?
"Do you know the Lord"?
These are the standards. Last week a woman came to my door for some repairs to her computer. As soon as she walked in, the questions began. "What
Church do you attend"? When I informed her that we are Wiccans, and our Church is wherever we are at any given time, she got really mad, and then
told me she would rather pay Double
to a Church goer to fix her machine, rather than paying a "Satanist" like me. I could see the hate in her
eyes and her face. This is the hate I am talking about. Where does all this come from? I know it is not in the Bible, but Christians are learning to
hate people from some source! I think it prudent to examine one's own self, before damning another to their own version of the Afterlife.
All I did here is show the authorship of the book, and who did the editing, nothing more, or less. The conclusions are yours to bear.
Man is destined for Hell. God doesn't want that. God came down in the Flesh, died on the Cross, and forgave the World of ALL of their Sins.
Get that from the book, did you? I know of no other publication that damns everyone to Hell, friend. Why would a Creator/Creatoress make all of this
for us, and them make all of us, give us a few thousand years to learn, and live, and then turn around and damn them all? That is not logical, nor
does it make any sense. Humankind, not just Man, (another gripe I have about Christianity) does have a Destiny. It is Not to, as you so aptly say,
"Go to Hell". Where do you get these ideas from? I know you didn't come up with that on your own, someone pounded it into your head, didn't they?
I remember when "good meaning" people attempted to mind control me with this rhetoric. I remember when I told my Mother that I was seeing Ghosts of
dead people in our woods, and that they were my playmates. She freaked out. For three days, how August days, a preacher, deacon, and two church ladies
prayed over me in a Christian attempt to exorcise the "demons" they said were in me. I will never forget how they smelled! I still see the dead, as
does many people, and I am the way I am not because of a religion, but because this is how I created my life, and myself. Just like everyone else
Then they're born-again. They're going to Heaven, if they meant it.
I am also born again. And again, and again. Thousands of times over. Thousands of lifetimes spent and lived. As for "Heaven", that is only ONE
scenario of the Afterlife, friend.
I have been shown my own Afterlife, and I believe it is way more desirable that the description given in Revelation 12.
I trust I have explained myself? I cannot "believe in" a being based on faith alone. I have no desire to go to the Christian Heaven, or the
Christian Hell, where I expect many Christians will suddenly find themselves, when the time comes for them to judge themselves.
I do not need a book to live my life, I do not need a being lording over me all the time. And I don't need to be saved from anything.