Why Christianity Sucks (but Jesus is pretty awesome)
I hate Christians sometimes. Quick to judge, self-important a$$holes. I’m sorry for the language, but I’m using it on purpose to prove a point. Since when do Christians get to decide which words are off-limits and which words are ok? I don’t remember there being a list of bad words in the Bible (except for taking God’s name in vain. I don’t think God cares about us using the word asshole).
Oh wait.. you haven’t read the Bible have you? Well, you’ve read parts of it in church. But have you ever really sat down and read the whole thing?
I have. It’s a beautiful book. I have read it many times, memorized hundreds if not thousands of verses, and spent time in meditation on it. YES… another thing Christians feel queasy about. Meditation. Did you know that meditation is mentioned in the Bible? You are told to do it!
Genesis 24:63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide:
Psalms 104:34 – My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.
Psalms 119:15 – I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.
1 Timothy 4:15 – Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
Most Christians go to church only on occasion, never read their Bible, and rarely pray. But I’ll tell you what, they sure know how to get on their high horse when it comes to things like:
1) drinking alcohol and going to bars (uh… Jesus drank! Everyone in the Bible drank!)
2) Smoking cigarettes (I don’t smoke… but the Bible doesn’t say you can’t!)
3) Smoking weed (Tell me where in the Bible that this is a problem?)
4) Swearing/bad words (I mentioned this above)
5) Telling people who aren’t Christians that they should behave like Christians (i.e. Westboro Baptist Church. Why would you hold someone who doesn’t believe what you do to the same standards that you hold yourself to? We are told not to judge.)
OK, I’m not saying you should go out and smoke cigarettes and get high at a bar while swearing right now. In fact, doing that would make you seem just like you aren’t a Christian. Because that is how society views it. But maybe instead of judging people for making these choices (including people who claim to be Christians who do these things), your focus should be on love.
Love. Why when people hear “I’m a Christian” do they not think of love? Jesus was all about that.
John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
I know a lot of Christians. I don’t think I could say the first thing that I think about them is “love”. Don’t get me wrong, there are a few that do get this. They DO spend time reading their Bible, they spend time in prayer, and they spend time loving people and loving God. If that were what Christians focused on, there would not be a backlash in society today against Christians.