If Jesus Loves You Why Did He Make you Stupid?
I don’t like religious people. Most people do not like religious people unless they’re just like them, and because there are so few people who really want to put that much effort into a super charged Santa Claus religious people are forced to go out and try to convert people who usually just want to be left the hell alone.
I swear to dog, every time I hear the phrase, “Jesus is my personal savior” I get the image of a vibrator in my mind. So if this is a personal thing why are you walking around talking about it to people who did not ask you about your vibrator, your savior, or your past drug addictions? There are a lot of former druggies who are now Jesus Junkies. That suggest anything in particular to you?
I have some issues with the clergy. As far as I can tell they’re professional parasites. They produce nothing and they eat a lot. Most of them talk far too much. Here in South Georgia you’ll hear one thing at a funeral no matter who dies. Some preacher will stand up before a crowd of people, and say, “The person you dearly love is in heaven and if you don’t get saved you will never see that person again.”
That’s despicable. It’s spiritual extortion of the lowest order. It’s mean.
Let me tell you a few things I know to be true.
1. Short of you performing some miracle right before my eyes, I don’t give a damn what you feel, or believe, or think you know. Either show me an alien or stop telling me you’ve seen one. Either walk on water or swim for your life, but don’t tell me what you believe, unless I ask.
2. I’m a writer. When I want fiction I will write it. Keep your literature to yourself.
3. Praying is like oral sex; don’t ask someone to do it, or offer to do it for someone, unless there is some sort of agreement before hand, not that hands have anything to do with either. Either way you wind up on your knees, true, but if you think a conversation about oral sex is offensive, hey! That’s how I feel about you offering to pray for me.
I know where god is. The Okefenokee Swamp is full of god. The love of a good woman is totally made of the god, or goddess, and I am not talking about sex. Dogs are constructed of unconditional love and that is god or nothing is. The sunset is god. The idea that men and women can live free and wear a uniform to protect freedom is given by god. I get grief from the godless about that last part, but they too can play a part in this.
I can’t tell you what I feel because only I feel it. I can’t explain what I believe because only I believe it. I can’t tell you what god has said to me because only I heard it.
If he told you he didn’t exist would you believe it?
The idea that any one person or any group of people has it right or any better than anyone else is laughable, except wars get fought over it. Lives are ruined by religion. People con other people into voting for them because they know what to say about religion and they know people will listen.
Think for yourself. Believe for yourself. Leave other people alone.
Mike writes regularly at his site: The Hickory Head Hermit
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