Losing My Religion: The State of Christianity

I really don’t know where to begin.  I guess the first thing I should say is that I am a Christian who goes to a Catholic church and also is a member of the choir–singing and playing my flute. Even with that, I don’t agree with everything the church preaches. Take the LGBT community, for example. Some–and I do mean some–have just some hard fast rules I can’t abide by concerning people who have done nothing beyond existing or messing with the delicate sensibilities of said Christians. What’s that phrase? Want to find a huge gathering of hypocrites and judgey people? Go to a church.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard of Kim Davis. Someone who wants to force her beliefs on others by not doing what SCOTUS has made legal. Not only did she refuse, she blocked the other clerks from issuing them as well. Only one of the other clerks refused and, well, it didn’t stop what was right–that licenses for gay couples were issued but only after Davis was jailed. She was given options that she refused. Me thinks she’d do better at Hobby Lobby since they aren’t a government agency. Just a thought. I mean I’d love to have an 80k a year job that I don’t have to do.

Who are any of us to deny someone rights? In 1967, interracial marriages were made what they should have been all along–legal. Yet here I’m seeing on the interwebs a interracial couple sporting shirts that define marriage and family as a male and a female.

Are you fucking kidding me?

Let’s get one thing straight too–There is no gay agenda. It’s called rights for every human being. I can’t say the same for these religious extremists pointing their fingers. Seems to me they are pushing their religious beliefs down our throats. The gays are ruining America! No, fuckwad, you are.

The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition.  It forbids Congress from both promoting one religion over others and also restricting an individual’s religious practices.  It guarantees freedom of expression by prohibiting Congress from restricting the press or the rights of individuals to speak freely.  It also guarantees the right of citizens to assemble peaceably and to petition their government.

What the hell, humans?

What the hell, humans?

Another argument I’ve seen is the ‘changing’ of the constitution or the laws. Guess what? That’s happened throughout our history. Times change. We must adapt and not be huge dicks about it. How far have women come to get rights or blacks? If you don’t see the parallel, you just might be part of the problem.

This article is something I can get behind.

Saying separation of church and state is a coined phrase tossed about often. What most people mean when they use that well known phrase is religion will not have more power than government and vice versa. To inject Christianity into laws negates the freedom of religion. Christianity is not the only religion practiced now or back when the Constitution was penned.

I, as a Christian of the Catholic persuasion, am appalled on how some secular Christians are pushing their beliefs on others. Mormons going door to door, for example. Every human being deserves the same rights and not one religion is more important than another. Jews matter. Muslims matter. Buddists matter. It’s the radicals in any religion that make me shake my head.

Jesus taught love. He hung out with criminals and whores and never judged. I think that is a lesson lost in today’s world. Love is lost. So when we have people who commit adultery (10 Commandments heeelllo) during their second marriage but finds Jesus ((NEWS FLASH: Jesus isn’t the one that’s lost here)) and the magical power of judgeiness, the only label I can put on them is hypocrite. I really need a facepalm Jesus.

Lastly, as a Republican, I can say with certainty that Huckabee, Paul, and Cruz will not have my vote. Of course I have yet to see any of the candidates on the GOP side show they’re worth dropping my vote for. If it isn’t trying to take rights away from women, it’s their lack of understanding for basic human rights. Know your fucking role as a civil servant and leave the bible study for church.

My philosophy:

Love thy neighbor as you love yourself. Let me educate you on where that comes from:

Leviticus 19:18
“‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.

Matthew 19:19
honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.'”

Matthew 22:39
“The second is like it, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’

Romans 13:8
Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.

Romans 13:10
Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

Galatians 5:14
For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

 

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