I am not an advice columnist, but just this once…
I was asked today for some advice. While I don’t normally give out advice as I don’t feel it’s my place, this isn’t quite a personal thing, so I’ll answer it here.
I am drinking and pissed off so I need to see what you think of this shit!!!
First thing, if you’re pissed off, stop drinking. Those two are a problem waiting happen. Wait till you are happy then have a drink.
One thing has always pissed me off, and that is the religious fairytale we had shoved down our throats.
Truth should only have to be imparted with love and respect and it will be believed. If someone is ‘shoving’, I’d be asking why.
The truth will set you free. Bullshit will keep you in the dark ages. For years, decades even, I lived under the constant fear and anxiety that the big, jealous, angry “skydaddy” had a big club over my head and would beat and torture me with flames if I didn’t jump to his every whim. Not only was I going to be tortured but also 90% of all the puny humans would be tortured endlessy unders gods cup of wrath to be poured out in full fury. We are all evil and we should all burn in hell because we deserve it because adam ate a peice of fruit. We should go groveling on our knees patheticly begging jesus to save our black wicked souls so we could sit bowing and praising jesus in heaven forever while 90% or earth’s folks would be writhing in intense and endless agony in hell.
You mean like this:
What a sick and demented religion! I believe christianity is nothing more then evil mind control over the masses to keep humans dumbed down and in their subserviant places. The only people who believe such rubbish are those who are superstitious and lacking in proper education.
While I agree with most of this, not all of them are lacking in a proper education. This may not seem to make sense, but even with an education you can still believe in woo if you fall into the traps set for you. There are those that are lacking in self esteem and will fall hard when shown ‘the love of Jebus’. It’s a support network that they may not have had outside of the church or have left behind and don’t have in their new life elsewhere. How many people move house only to find themselves without friends or family. If you’ve had it good, losing it can make life seem very empty.
Christians tend to cherry pick the “good” verses and ignore all the “bad” verses to make their archaic, blundering fairytales functional for living with. My brain was too intelligent and logical to buy into such wicked, twisted bullshit but I couldn’t shake the fear of hell till recently….
Something that has become so fully a part of your belief system is never gotten rid of overnight. It can take months to years before all the last vestiges can be rooted out. Some people find bits still hiding away much later in life without them ever having known they were there. I still hear people say ‘amen to that’ who are no longer believers. It’s just habit. Don’t beat yourself up over any of it though, because your anger only gives it more power. Ignore the still shit and let it die a natural death. It’s kind of like have a song stuck in your head. You can’t get rid of it by trying. Just taking your mind of it and doing something else is the best way.