that kind of reminds me of how I use to think about Christ and Christianity before I truly believed.
i'd try to rationalize away certain things like, the symbol of the crucifix, that wearing or having it present was 'Idolatry', in a vein of Arian
Christianity I guess.
but you make it sound like followers of Christ are numerous, we really aren't. We make up perhaps 20% of the world at the absolute most.
If you havent noticed, Christianity has been getting demonized and trivializing BIG TIME in our culture and our media. It is now officially cool to
make jokes about God, Christ, the Bible, Jesus, all that.
In fact, theres a level of boasting and egoism within this trivializing and making-fun of.
Because deep in the back of their mind, they can't 100% convince themselves whether or not Jesus is "for real".
People joke about thing that they are subconciously afraid of. All this bravado is blasphemy though.
I used to think the rapture wasn't actually going to ever happen, that they misinterpreted the verses. After seeing just how evil, materialistic,
greedy, and shady the average person is being brought-up as in our society, I think otherwise.
Since there's no definite physical proof, they have to delude themselves mentally, and convince themselves that this really IS a random anomaly with
no intelligence within; a freak occurence of the big bang. That theres no real true reason to have morality, to do right, to not cheat, steal, etc.
Right now, if people could get away with it, your average citizen would be more inclined TO steal and cheat, because they think the whole "right and
wrong" morality thing is a big joke of a previous generation. They're going full-on into this decadence, and I refuse to bathe in it; just the little
bit that rubs off on me bothers me profoundly and makes me feel bad sometimes.
edit on 4/9/2013 by runetang because: (no reason given)