reply to post by NarrowGate
You promote sin because you value the experience, reject Jesus, and reject eternal life.
Why did you bother asking me for that quote when you knew it was there? because you are freaking annoying as well, and expected me to do what I always
do and just ignore your garbage. This is the last time I will bother, your intentions are clear.
From the other thread you rudely continue to derail. Allow me to explain my view to you.
You cannot appreciate a good apple if you have never tasted a rotten one. Hence, the necessity for sin. Unless you know darkness, you cannot truly
know what the light is. Why do you think soldiers always come home with a deep fondness for their family? They know what darkness is. They have shaken
hands with it. And they never, ever want to lose the reasons they have to live. I wouldn't expect a judgmental person like you to understand, but
that just shows the youth of your soul. It's no skin off of my back.
I don't reject Jesus, I just don't care. I personally believe the exact same result can be achieved by emulating Martin Luther King, Ghandi, or
Mother Theresa. Research any peacekeeper and you have a model to follow. It's not necessary that you become them, but just practice what they
practiced. See life how they saw it. That, in itself, is enough to make a difference. Just to step in their shoes for a while. A shift in perspective,
to help you understand. I don't think Jesus needs my soul. I think he had important messages, but that's all. He was an example, not a mold. I think
your life is a pretty pathetic waste if you're always trying to be someone you obviously can never be. You will always fail, and that will always
drag you down, and you will always PUT yourself down by convincing yourself you're not worthy. That's not healthy.
Eternal life is a curse. What do you do with eternal life? Why do you want eternal life? Because you're afraid of dying? I'm not afraid of dying,
because there is no end. Dying is wiping the hard drive and putting it into another computer with a new operating system and everything. I'm not
afraid of death, because death is not permanent. It's just a change. And you know what? Change is good. Change helps to keep things in motion,
otherwise they stop moving and it's game over. Motion is required to keep moving forward, and if death is necessary to make progress, I will gladly
shake hands with the Grim Reaper and walk with him like a brother.
I do not allow my emotions to deter me. If I don't like something, that's because I am not at peace with myself. And to be quite honest, there seems
to be a lot of that going around. Who here is TRULY at peace with themselves? That might explain their fear of death. There is unresolved conflict,
and they regret it. And that's what kills me about Christianity.
IT INSTILLS CONFLICT. If you are not in conflict with your neighbor, you are in conflict with yourself because you refuse to admit you can be as good
as Jesus, or as good as "God". You refuse to admit you are worthy of anything except "God"s personal footstool. And that, people of ATS, is why I
reject it. I refuse to consider myself unworthy, because I believe in my heart that I can MAKE myself worthy. I don't need to be a lackey. Any true
father of mine will take my hand and happily pull me up to sit beside him, because there is ALWAYS room for his children to sit beside him. There is
always room for his pride and joy to be close to him. And he asks nothing except that I be happy for who I am.
There's a huge difference between respecting yourself and demanding the respect of others, and your inferiors giving you respect without coercion. If
I must be coerced, then it is not true. Fearful loyalty is true torment, because you will forever serve a being you loathe.
I don't need Jesus. I will make myself worthy OF MYSELF. And first, I must come to peace with myself. And you know what? I'm halfway there.