Monday, June 18, 2012

Bow down and obey! Or Else!

I did not realize this before but when I was a theist I was unaware of the great intimidation factor inherent in Christianity. I saw it everywhere else except in Christianity and believed that I was saved or set free from the evil sinful nature I had involuntarily inherited just by being born into the human race.

In Arabic, the word "Islam" means submission or surrender, but when you stop to think about it the same could be said about Christianity.  Christianity requires that you submit your life and will over to its imaginary guy in the sky, who apparently going by his track record in the Old Testament has quite the temper. The teachings of all three religions of the book Judaism, Christianity, and Islam emphasize fear of the Lord as a commandment: 11 In fear be submissive to Yahweh;12 with trembling kiss his feet, lest he be angry and your way come to nothing, for his fury flares up in a moment. How blessed are all who take refuge in him! Psalms 2:11-12 (New Jerusalem Bible).

The actual visible cue that you have taken this warning to heart is that you live in complete submission and obedience to what you believe to be God's will. This is not just all over the O.T. it is quite prevalent in the N.T. : 28 'Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; fear him rather who can destroy both body and soul in hell. Matthew 10:28 (NJB)

You demonstrate your fear of the Lord by your actions. You live your life consciously aware that nothing that you do can be hidden from the eyes of the Lord. That God will make you accountable both for those things you do in the light as well as in darkness. God is the ultimate big brother! Like Santa he knows when you are sleeping, he knows when you're awake, he knows when you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake!  Forget about governments invading your privacy when you have God who basically deprives you of your privacy and makes it outright non-existent.

As a Christian, Jewish, or Muslim you have to walk around on egg shells your entire life as you try to check even your thoughts from being displeasing unto God. You no longer represent yourself, you represent Mr. Big the man in the sky himself. Jews prostrate themselves before him, Muslims bend the knee and touch their foreheads to the floor, and Christians bend the knee, raise their hands up to the sky, and cry profusely before his imaginary presence. I am actually ashamed that I let myself believe in this nonsense! 

The idea of some conscious entity living on some nonexistent plane who cares or despises us based on our willingness to kiss his ass or not is nothing short of insane. To sacrifice the little time I have on this earth to strive to please him/her/ or it is an act of foolishness. Many Christians don't even bother to read the bible, so how are they supposed to know what God's  will is? Even when they do read the bible it is so self contradictory and self refuting that one can never know what God's will  really is.

Let me make my self clear about my position for those theists in the cheap seats that keep asking me the same stupid questions repeatedly. I don't believe in God or Satan and not just the biblical God but any god from any religion. I don't believe in angels, demons, or hell nor do I fear any of those things since I see them for what they are: bronze age superstitions! I don't believe in anything the bible has to say about an afterlife of bliss or torment nor do I care what it has to say. And finally, I don't believe in any so called holy books from any culture especially the bible! I think that I have covered a lot on what I don't believe so I guess I will see you all on my next post.


  1. I guess one thing I've never understood is people insist on anything happening in the world is "good" is down to God, while not the bad things, those are because we have "free will". A three year old child cured of cancer... God and prayer. Not not the doctors, not medical research, God. Well, why exactly does that child get cancer "God works in mysterious ways". Yeah, sure. That is the way of "explaining" when "God" is being an asshole.

  2. Jamie I was especially shocked in Psalm 2:12 where God wants you to "kiss his feet" lol what an arrogant asshole!

  3. Yet you'll see Xtians on their chat rooms saying "God is soooo Good!!!!" (exclamation points and the multiple "o"s it seems is required). Or "God is Good ALL THE TIME!!!" {all caps required for emphasis it seems).

    I always get the impression they are trying to placate their hideously angry and punishing god by these absurd statements and platitudes. How horrible to have to live in fear for no damn reason at all.

    Then once I had a guy tell me that he was a "god fearing man." I said if god is omni benevolent, what's to fear? He explains that fear doesn't mean means respect. Yeah, and delusional shit head doesn't mean delusional means learned scholar.

  4. Watching Indiana Jones- Temple of Doom (horrible movie).... but the part where Lao Che poisons good old Indy, then holds out the antidote, for what he wants... That is the Christian God. We are all born in sin, because GOD cursed Adam and Eve for eating from the tree HE put there, knowing they would eat from it. He holds out the antidote for this poison that is dooming us to either eternal hell, but if we give him what he wants, just maybe, he'll let us have the antidote.

    Yet in the movie this guy is the villian.

    Somehow the Christians seem to think "God" is the hero.

  5. Completely agree Jamie, God is no different than Hitler, Mao, or Stalin for me. Thankfully, he does not exist. And even if he did I would reject him outright!

  6. If such a being existed, we'd have to kill it to end its tyranny.

  7. Christianity is built upon authoritarian ethics that are indiscernible from fascism. They aren't supposed to do the right think because it's right, but because their authority figure tells them to. And anything he commands, whether it's torture or genocide, is good because he is good and his shit don't stink (and if you say otherwise, he'll roast you alive for millions and billions of years times infinity). By Yig, what a mindless cult!