posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 03:38 PM
Now, I believe in a higher power. But the current houses of worship don't suit me. They've been corrupted by man.
Christ is an ideal, a figure to aspire to be like, a friend who is always there. Not a vending machine to put a prayer into and receive what you
People are so hung up on Jesus' death that they forget the little stuff. They hate each other because of tiny things.
Sure, Matthew 27:25 seems to put the responsibility for the death of Jesus at the hands of the Jewish people, but I don't think that God wrote that
bit. I don't think they ever said that, even.
Who would say "And all the people yelled back, "We will take responsibility for his death--we and our children!"?
No one with any morality in their heart. People are bad, but they're not that bad.
So, I've made a claim that not all of the bible is literally true... Where do we go from there?
We separate the wheat from the chaff. We remove the hateful from the loving. An all-knowing, all-loving creator wouldn't damn his children to an
eternal existence in Hell. A monarch or a king would like us to think that God would damn anyone who disobeyed what the king had written into the
bible, but it doesn't make it true.
Just because some bishopric declares that you can buy your way out of responsibility for awful and immoral things doesn't make it true. Just because
they say that God told them that he wants us to tithe ten percent to the church doesn't make it true. They're buying and selling the human spirit,
and claiming that they're doing it in the name of God.
If I started a church, it wouldn't be like that. It would focus on the positivity of the message of God, not on whether or not eating shellfish is
against God's will. It would be about loving one's neighbor, no matter if they be the same creed as you, or if they are the polar opposite. It would
be about stopping hate, not starting it. When I see the Westboro Baptist Church, I get furious. They think they know morality? That they comprehend
My opinion on that matter is that God, and the devil, are both inside a person. It's up to a person to choose whether they want to walk a moral path,
or if they want to go down the other road. The folks of the Westboro Baptist Church have gone down the road of absolute evil, and they dress
themselves up in the clothes of God. Truly monstrous.
So, what do you think? Am I crazy for wanting to start my own church at some point? This isn't something I plan to do tomorrow, or even this year,
but just something I've been thinking about.