My Issues with Christianity

Well, son-of-a-gun! Here I am, a true believer in Jesus Christ…that is, a Christian…and I have issues with Christianity? Let me say that so even an atheist can understand-my issues are not with Christ. My issues are with the turning of the Word of Christ on its head by religious authorities and others. Thus, my issues are with religious authorities, and they are many–the issues that is.

  1. Politics. At the time of Christ there was a political movement to rid the region of the Romans, and the only word I have seen that describes these folks is the word ‘Zealot,’ which is not found in the KJV of the Bible (I was unable to find it in Strong’s Concordance). These Zealots would not follow Christ and become disciples (and many disciples did leave following Christ after He claimed he was the ‘bread of life.’ Some of those who did this may have been Zealots). Christ also said ‘My Kingdom is not of this world.’ Meaning we are not to follow the ways of the world. Thus why are so many American Christians political? Most political Christians are right-wing, but some are left-wing as well (social gospel folks and sojourner types tend to be more left wing). But when politics–and, under Trump, politics has become America’s favorite reality TV show!–consists of back-stabbing and power-seeking and doing whatever one has to do to get ‘elected’ (SELECTED is more like it! I mean, why even bother to vote? A complete waste of time!), why do so many Christians bother to get involved with politics? It does not matter if Christians get elected or not–we still have legal abortions, we still disallow prayer in public schools, we still have racism and hatred of whatever group and politicians promoting it, and that’s not even mentioning the fact that these politicians refuse to support We the People, who ‘elected’ them.
  2. Why all the denominations? Why all the different man-made doctrines? Why all the false narratives? Is it really wrong for a Christian to have a bit of alcohol every now and then? Or cuss? In fact the only time a Christian must not cuss, or, as Ephesians 4:29 says, use profane speech, is when a Christian is EDIFYING, that is, telling someone about Christ! In fact, I don’t know a Christian who has never cussed, or who still doesn’t cuss every now and then, especially when pissed off. (I make that point in my free e-book here.)  And why did all these denominations lead to the various wars in Europe such as the Thirty Years War between ‘Catholics and Protestants’ and even today, between the same two groupings in Northern Ireland? Did Jesus Christ really command Christians to kill Christians?
  3. Do I even have to mention the support by some Christian Zionists for the genocide of Palestinians, including Christian ones? I said SOME Christian Zionists…even these folks are starting to wake up on that issue (as are young American Jews, thank God!)
  4. Why all the drama in churches? Do we really need services with mixing consoles and YouTube videos of Hillsong, or other ‘Christian rock’ type concert atmospheres? Not dissing Hillsong, but why are these videos even in Church services when these services ought to be about the Word of God, and why listen to professional singers when we ourselves can sing the songs accompanied by a pianist playing out of a hymn book like in the old days?
  5. Do you really need to heed what some televangelist preacher says when the idea of publishing and printing Bibles is so you can understand the Word of God yourself? And then all these preachers do is ask for money? And you know the preachers I refer to.
  6. Jesus said to make disciples of all nations. That means ALL NATIONS! But in order to do that one must learn the various languages. I cannot think of a better reason to learn another language. But in order to learn that other language you have to spend time in that country and use the other language. And yet Christians in the US complain about folks coming here and speaking another language and expecting us to do the same…speak their language to them. But these folks do learn English at some point. So that if we go to Africa, a continent where evangelists have a tendency to go to, to talk about Christ, do not expect everyone in Africa to speak English, or French, or another familiar language. There are those who say the tribulation will happen when everyone on this planet hears about Christ and has to decide to accept Him or not. Well, if this is the case, these folks have a long wait! For instance, try telling a Bushman about Christ–that is, try learning to speak in clicks!
  7. Christians and others complain all the time about Muslims invading Europe and here as well. There is a reason Muslims are invading Europe and here as well–because–and Christ said it, “Do unto others as you have them do unto you”–because Europe and the west in general had been invading the Muslim countries of the Middle East for years, creating war, death, destruction, and arming and funding terrorist groups like al Qaida and ISIS. I suppose you have heard of the Hindu concept of kharma, or the expression ‘What goes around comes around.’ And what European nations have invaded the Muslim areas of the Middle East and North Africa? Britain, France, Germany (WW2 in Tobruk in Libya, and parts of southern Africa), Italy (Libya, Ethiopia, Italian Somaliland), Spain (Spanish Sahara, now Western Sahara), Portugal (Portugese Guinea and other places, and parts of southern Africa), which are now being invaded and have been for years as they had ruled over various colonies (not to mention Belgium, the Congo, and the Netherlands, South Africa’s Boers or Afrikaners). And from these countries these ‘immigrants’ are also destroying Scandanavia and want to destroy Eastern Europe (which wisely is preventing these invasions, especially Poland and Hungary). Now, I would say, and history likely backs me up, that had Europe left the Middle East and Africa alone, this likely would not be happening. And isn’t most of Europe made up of supposedly Christian nations?
  8. Christians here worry to much about not offending non-Christians and not enough about defending their belief on Christ. And that means defending their belief in Christ in every aspect of their lives. One has to be spiritually prepared to deal with atheists, radical Muslims, radical Jews, radical Hindus/Buddhists/Sihks/whatever, who will do whatever they think the govt. will allow to destroy their belief on Christ. Supposedly the ‘end times’ are coming—and Christians aren’t prepared for it?
  9. For any Christian who fervently supports Israel: do you truly believe God and Christ supports genocide of Palestinians (for, believe it or not, that is PRECISELY what the Israeli government under Netanyahu is doing, one murderous shooting of a Gaza protester at a time, and they are trying to make this Israeli law besides, not just discrimination), that God and Christ–make disciples of all nations, remember?–supports the destruction of a people who, according to ISRAELI GENETICIST Eran ElHaik, have MORE ISRAELITE DNA in them than the Ashkenazi Jews do? And even if you think Palestinians are just a mix of Philistines, Edomites (such as Simon of Idumea), Moabites (you know, Ruth) and Ammonites and other ‘ites’ you think God told the Israelites to destroy, remember, Christ said make disciples of all nations. And another thing–did you love it when Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital because it is actually supposed to be Israel’s capital, or because it means ‘the rapture’ is coming? Finally, don’t you know that by genociding Palestinians (or simply persecuting them), ultimately Israel is cursing itself? Folks, I don’t need to curse Israel–Netanyahu, who praised the assassination of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzak Rabin, is cursing Israel just fine! And the Talmudic, Christ-hating Jews who follow him, are cursing Israel just fine as well!
  10. For any Christian who fervently supports ‘the other foot,’ the Palestinians, I can say the same as above. In this group are Christians who claim to support the rights of Palestinians while in actuality they hate Jews, period. They actually want Palestinians to kill all Jews under the guise of ‘march of return’ or whatever. I DO support Palestinians having basic rights and support a reconciliation between Jews and Palestinians (think the ending of the ‘Zohan’ movie here, which looks like a Israeli-Palestinian version of Romeo and Juliet), but I do not support a scenario where the Palestinians take over ‘Palestine’ and avenge themselves on the Jews there. Any Christian who supports this (and this movement appears to be growing), is no better than any Christian who supports killing Palestinians.
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