Sunday, April 16, 2006

The Rudeness of Christians

When you look at it Christianity is a very rude and offensive faith. I know of few people who think they can be polite to your face but secretly (?) believe you deserve to burn in the fires of hell for all eternity. In fact Paul's idea of being nice to non-believers is like heaping burning coals on their heads.

Of course the down side for the Christian is that they can never do the right thing for its own sake. They always have their eye on the bottom line. Every action they do as if for Jesus. So the next time a group of Christians acts in a kindly manner don't be fooled, their only in it for the reward.

So this easter as we watch all those pious Christians celebrate the rising of Christ from the dead remember that they wish to see everyone else burn in hell for all eternity. It has always struck me that the death of one man for all mankind held great significance, both as a symbol and as a gesture of the unity of humanity. The Christian distortion of this myth is that God only wants those who think in the approved way to be saved from damnation. So it is not true to say Christ died for the sins of all.

Modern Christianity believes that Christ died to save those who would follow him. He wants to put all the others into hell for eternity. Not such a positive message, is it?

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