Before I go on and on about ranting on this subject, I just wanted to say that even though I disagree with labels I still accept all kinds of people wether or not they have a specific religion or not. Everyone in my book is created equal unless you do something completely stupid.
Its taken me a while to finally curb the way I think about certain religions and I don't mean curb in a good way. I mean, why is it that someone MUST have a religion? or If your religion is more well known you are automatically put on a pedestal? I just don't understand that, because even with having a specific religion it really does nothing but state an obvious. Thats like saying the shoes I wear today influence my every day life style. They don't, they are JUST shoes.
So why do we automatically think that christians or catholics are a better group of people then lets say someone who is agnostic? Thats like stating white people are better then black people yet openly stating that fact about religion doesn't make me a racist, but stating that fact about whites against black does... that just makes no sense to me.
We also assume that christian folk make better decisions, when christian folk are just like you and I. They lie, cheat, have premarital sex and curse like a sailor on their own watch.
On the subject of cursing, can I just state that cursing isn't a bad thing? Sure its fowl and un-lady like but I don't curse in public, only to those I trust and it is purely to emphasize or describe certain situations or sentences. In stating this, the word "fuck" is just that... a fucking word.
Yet I still try and watch what I say around christians or catholics or anyone who is highly involved in their own religion. I fear I might make them upset or they might "judge" me. Yet they themselves are never in a place to judge anyone.
I know more christians that have cheated or lied, then ones who haven't. Doesn't that say something?
Someone said "Just because you say you are christian doesn't mean you are" and they themselves were a christian. Doesn't this defeat the purpose of being a christian? Judging someone on their own believes?
I mean, from what little I gathered from church (there wasn't much because I was so against what they were teaching) I do remember something along the lines of "excepting everyone as they come to you" and "only God is the one to judge us"
christianity or any religion is simply just a label. Just like ignorant people who think that anyone who wears all black is gothic, and if you are gothic you MUST be depressed. Where the fuck did this stigma come from? Black clothing is simply a choice, and I know a lot of people who are clinically depressed, in fact the only depressed people I know are regular non-gothic human beings.
I just get bothered when someone automaticly thinks "he's a christian, THERE IS NO WAY he will wrong me" The whole point of religion is to do what is right, to have a moral, respectful guideline for the masses so we know better then to fuck shit up. Not a single person ALWAYS does what is right, except for 1 guy...
simon... you know who you are and don't say otherwise because its true.
with the exception of him, we all lie, cheat and are assholes wether you are christian or not. So don't just toss it out there like its supposed to mean something to me or anyone else. Unless you are simon...
If you were a christian, or any sort of loving human being you would be a wee bit more accepting of the many things we all do like have sex, possibly drink a little more then we are supposed to, try different drugs because we are young and careless, get pregnant at the wrong time, make the choice (which is MY choice) to have an abortion and not feel like you are outcasting me into the fiery wolves in hell.
I always hear preachers preach about sinners that "there is one in us all" yet I never hear anyone openly admit to doing anything remotely close something even considered to be sinning and if they do, they are glorified because of their honestly, yet outside of church anyone who's not a preacher, gets look down upon.
Remember that one pastor that got caught sucking another dudes dick and he was OUTCASTED FROM HIS OWN CHURCH AND CITY?... the fucking city kicked him out... Ted Haggard, thats his name. Isn't that the total opposite of what a christian is supposed to do?
I mean, I am not a saint but I know I wouldn't do that to someone I considered a "brother"