Continuing my last blog post, I really want to take a closer look at present-day Christianity. Every time I see a business with the Ten Commandments posted in front or a company truck plastered with the moniker “Christian”, I stop to think. What do I think about? Well I stop to think about the tale of Jesus in the temple; remember, Jesus entered the temple and cast out the money changers. Kind of reminds me of today, the money changers are in the temple AND they are breaking the first and third commandment. Remember the first commandment; I am the Lord thy God, thou shalt have no other gods before Me…remember the third commandment; Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord in vain. Every day these “Christians” are breaking these commandments; yet they look down their noses at those who do not subscribe to organized religion.
I seem to remember another story of Jesus in the Bible, one where he was questioned which of the commandments was the most important. Do you remember it? It goes something like this; Jesus was called on by the Scribes to answer which was the most important of the commandments, His reply was we should love the Lord our God with all our hearts and the second was we should love our neighbor as ourselves. So what does that mean? Does it mean we should look down on and ridicule people because they are gay or because they really do not have a choice but to get an abortion? Or does it mean we should do everything we can to make sure everyone has the same right to get married and form a loving family or to extend a helping hand to the person who has no choice in order to give them a real choice?
Where in the New Testament does it say we can be judgmental of others? Where does it say we can dictate how others live their lives? Very simply put, it doesn’t. These people here in Brandon, Mississippi and pretty much all organized religions twist the words of the Bible to their own purpose. They call on the Old Testament when it is convenient to them and claim the New Testament when the perceive someone treating them badly. I am tired of these people. Imagine if we all lived as “true Christians” what a world this would be. Help out your fellow man and do no judge him by his lifestyle. Do not use the Bible or Christ to support your hatred and greed for that is the most egregious of all sins…it’s also why I avoid people who call themselves Christians.