This week, especially today and through this Sunday, Christians the world over celebrate the execution and resurrection to the heavens of Jesus Christ, probably the most influential and famous human to have ever lived in all of recorded history.
What is undoubtedly a fact, is that Jesus of Nazareth was a real person and did exist. To two billion people, he means so much more: he is the Savior, the Messiah, the one to deliver humanity from sin when he offered his body as sacrifice and endured one of the most horrific deaths imaginable: crucifixion.
If we look at the Bible in its current and probably adulterated state, we find that Jesus' message whilst on Earth was that of love and tolerance. Of hope for the hopeless. He cured the sick, forgave sinners, and ministered to the poor. His life was in many ways exemplary and one of the most current examples of this high awareness was the beloved and truly missed Mother Teresa of Calcutta in our modern era.
Unfortunately, UNFORTUNATELY, horrors have been committed against humanity in the name of Christianity. The Roman Catholic Church burned and tortured Jews and Muslims during the Spanish Inquisition. They sanctioned the murder and enslavement of millions during the Spanish and Portuguese conquests of the "New World." The Protestants have been no better, setting up their own intolerant churches and religious sects, and likewise killing, pillaging, and judging others as freely as their Catholic enemies once did as well.
In my home country of The United States of America, (which is supposed to have separation of church and state according to our Constitution), religious right-wing intolerant nutjobs are still trying to tell us what we can/cannot see in the media, how to live our lives morally as "heterosexuals", and always meddling in our personal lives at all costs. Yet here we are, calling Islam a religion of nuts, when our fundamentalist Christians and Jews are sometimes no better than the enemy.
Frankly, it makes me sick that a wonderful message like Jesus' has been used for the past few hundred years only to kill, hate, steal, cheat, and ruin our fellow brothers and sisters. That in this country today abortion and being gay can still be major problems boggles my mind. The moral majority is composed of what? Stupid hypocrite heterosexuals who can have all kinds of nasty sex with each other, but cannot fathom two men going at it? Let's face it, no one, and I MEAN PRACTICALLY NO ONE is free of sexual desire and behavior. If there is a God, and he made us, then he also created sex, so what is the big deal? Such is the way to try and control the masses I guess, to keep them in check, with all these organized corrupt religions. The opiate of the masses for sure. And yet, the porn industry in America makes about $10 billion a year. I'm sure not just the perverts like me are renting, buying, and viewing it online. Uh huh.
Men are sleeping with men, then in turn with women, women with women, animals, dead people, minors and all kinds of sick twisted shit is going on daily, yet it's these same hypocrites that'll show up to church on Sunday to ask for forgiveness and still judge others in the process. EF YOU! Ya give righteous good Christians a bad name...if there is a such a thing as a righteous Christian, LOL!We are supposed to be way ahead of the world in terms of civil rights and equality for all, yet there is still so much work to be done! Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, and all the other kooks who supposedly speak for millions of "morally righteous" people need to just drop dead. These assholes only help spew hate and intolerance on such a level that Jesus himself would be ashamed.
Ye hypocrites! "What would Jesus do?" He certainly would not be happy seeing this. No way. I hope his judgment is swift and just on ye.
Good Friday and Happy Easter to you.