Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Why Someone Like Myself Has Issues With Christianity


As you read in the previous articles from yesterday and today (good band, by the way), today's version of Christianity has been hijacked by greed.

Greed has been a problem in Christianity since the Burning Times, which is why Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the front door of his church in Wittenberg, Germany, where he served as the head honcho priest.  However, it's really gotten bad now.

I can't believe it!  I checked just for laughs, and I'm not laughing anymore-Trinity Broadcasting Network hasn't been shut down by the federal government yet-even though frauds, Benny Hinn, have been investigated by the Internal Revenue Service as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation., according to The Dallas Morning News!

https://www.dallasnews.com/life/faith/2017/04/26/irs-investigators-search-televangelist-benny-hinns-offices-grapevine

This article states that Hinn is worth $60 million!

Now, what did Paul write about this subject?


2 Corinthians 11:7 7Was it a sin for me to lower myself in order to elevate you by preaching the gospel of God to you free of charge?
1 Corinthians 9:16 16For when I preach the gospel, I cannot boast, since I am compelled to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!
1 Corinthians 9:18 18What then is my reward? Just this: that in preaching the gospel I may offer it free of charge, and so not make full use of my rights as a preacher of the gospel.


James 1:27 New International Version (NIV)

27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.;
I see that I'm getting a little off base here, so I'm going to boomerang back to where I started the fact that the Trump Doctrine is a total fraud-especially regarding to social issues and matters of religious freedom.

Let's see.  Trump wants to get rid of Obamacare, Medicaid, Medicare, food stamps, and he hates immigrants.  Well, what does the Bible state about the treatment of immigrants?

21"You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. 22"You shall not afflict any widow or orphan.…
Exodus 23:9
"You shall not oppress a stranger, since you yourselves know the feelings of a stranger, for you also were strangers in the land of Egypt.
Leviticus 19:13
You shall not oppress your neighbor, nor rob him. The wages of a hired man are not to remain with you all night until morning.
Leviticus 19:33
'When a stranger resides with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong.
Leviticus 19:34
'The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt; I am the LORD your God."
So, Trump wants to make the Christianity the official religion of the United States of America.

Okay, let's see what the Founding Fathers (Masons) wrote about it in the Constitution.


Article VI




All debts contracted and engagements entered into, before the adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.
This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the members of the several state legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the United States and of the several states, shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.


As for the Treaty of Tripoli, which passed the U.S. Senate uninanimously and signed by the president, Article XI states the following:
See the source image   

It was signed into law.

Oops.

So, it would be nice to know why those who want the United States to be the Western Hemisphere's version of Iran and Saudi Arabia want to force any kind of religion on American citizens.

Have they truly thought this out?  

Which denomination will be the correct one?  Isn't a greenback a greenback?
Does it matter whether it's worth $1 or $20?

What did Paul write about religiosity and money?

God and Money

http://biblehub.com/1_timothy/6-5.htm
1 Timothy 6:5 
Verse (Click for Chapter)
New International Version
and constant friction between people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.

Wow!  I mean someone is in real fucking trouble here-and I don't think it's me!

One thing I want to know is why I'm doing this.  I mean, I'm a death metal musician, and I really shouldn't give a damn about this.   I guess it has to do with what I experienced last Sunday and what she and I experienced over a week ago.

You know who I'm writing about, so don't ask.

Just pray for her.

What did I just say??????

Ozzy!  I'm on a crazy train!  Help me!

Does God Really Care?

I invite you to reexamine all of the Scriptures which I cited last night regarding the previous article.

Does God really give a damn about people who are in pain emotionally?  Where is He when there is confusion?  The funny thing is that I'm past the pain process and now am in the guarding phase, because I received a disturbing call from her last night.

I won't go into detail, but this is completely out of her character.  Worse yet, it's something with which I'm familiar.  She is completely upside down and scared about what she should do, but I told her that I will support her decisions and come to her rescue-which is probably what I'm going to have to do.

I told her last night what she needed to do today in order to fix this-especially since I'm familiar with this subject (notice I'm not telling you what it is.  I'm familiar with it, and it's that fucking scary.   The experience I had with this particular realm was so bizzare and scary one night in December of 1988 that I jumped off of that train right then.

She's praying tonight.   I know she is, because that's who she is.  The funny thing is that I am, too-and that's totally out of my character.  I abhor religions because they sell you candy canes made from dog excrement.

Let's put it this way, the Christian Right in the United States of America is a total fraud; from it views on mercy to the prosperity gospel.  It's all bullshit, because Christ was opposed every view they espouse.

For example, the Christian Right tells Americans that they will go to Hell if they oppose Donald Trump.  Jesus said that the only way to get to Hell was by rejecting Him as the Messiah.

Did Jesus resurrect?

Well, I know how crucifixion (which is still a form of capital punishment in some parts of this sick world) kills by asphyxiation.  You have to push with your legs in order to breathe-which is why the Romans broke the legs, so as to hasten death.  I also know that Roman soldiers who fell asleep at their posts where burned were they slept.

Put the two together, and you have my view on whether Jesus resurrected or not-I mean that poor fucker was DEAD!   He was already in shock from blood loss, which is why Simon of Cyrene had to help Him up Golgotha.

As for my view on the Christian religion, it was pirated by thieves and killers more than ten centuries ago, starting with the Great Schism in 1054, the Inquisition, on through the Burning Times, and up to the modern McCarthyism of today which is particularly experienced in the United States.   Trumps has gone so far as to make Christianity the official religion of the United States, according to Randall Balmer's article in the  The Guardian.https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/feb/18/donald-trump-evangelicals-code-of-ethics
This gives one a better understanding of why Christians in America have become so hateful-especially since the turn of the 21st Century.

What did James write about the subject of religion?

James 1:27 New International Version (NIV)

27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
Let's see.  Trump wants to get rid of Obamacare, Medicaid, Medicare, food stamps, and he hates immigrants.  Well, what does the Bible state about the treatment of immigrants?

21"You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. 22"You shall not afflict any widow or orphan.…
Exodus 23:9
"You shall not oppress a stranger, since you yourselves know the feelings of a stranger, for you also were strangers in the land of Egypt.
Leviticus 19:13
You shall not oppress your neighbor, nor rob him. The wages of a hired man are not to remain with you all night until morning.
Leviticus 19:33
'When a stranger resides with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong.
Leviticus 19:34
'The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt; I am the LORD your God."

And I thought was in trouble.  Oh, well.

The point of this is that she's in trouble, she needs your prayers and she already has my support in every possible form-yes, that, too.  Shut up.

I'm not sure whether or not the Father cares about certain people, but I do.