Journal Entry #549
August 31st, 2011
Who hasn’t heard the words from a Christian if you live in a predominant country with Christianity “Have you heard the good word, have you heard about Jesus”?
Now in their minds they believe with all their being they are offering you the greatest gift one could ever be privilege to but is it really that great?
They will tell me I have a choice which I agree I do but their parameters of choice are not mine at all. Basically the choice they feel is being offered is eternal life or eternal damnation through acceptance or denial of Jesus their personal lord and saviour or something to that effect depending on the religion.
Jesus Loves You!
Now this is also what they feel free will is all about but I very much disagree as I believe we only have limited will as we are bound by a set of rules within this universe, my choices are limited.
What about the child that grows up in the Christian environment and then decides later to deny the gift offered. What are their choices? Are they as simple as salvation or damnation? NO as the choice does not just involve this simple concept (Which of course I do not acknowledge as true) they are also bound by all the consequences of this choice. How will they be treated by family members, how will they be treated by community and what stress will they endure by not conforming to the norm of their environment? So the choice is not that simple or wonderful.
Christian Mom Attacks Her Atheist Son!
What if one lives in a country ruled by religion in all aspects of daily life? Do they have true choice on the matter? There are penalties for not believing so the choice may have nothing to do with the religion but with daily survival. How many actually believe because they must to fit into the world they live in?
Now getting to the choice of salvation or damnation; what if I do not like the 2 choices and I want eternal life even if I do not believe? Why can this not be a choice as well? Why am I forced to choose between the parameters they define? I don’t like those parameters and who decided they were the right choices to begin with. I did not hear or see god come down here and tell me that was the offer as it appears humanity has determined these choices.
Really they are offering a false set of choices as either way they have defined them and I could just as easily offer them 2 choices based on my parameters that they would not like either.
Another thing why does an all powerful god need to be constantly promoted? They are like used car salesman advertisings all the time. Do I really have a choice to to see this at some point.
Eskimo: “If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?” Priest: “No, not if you did not know.” Eskimo: “Then why did you tell me?”
The choices are designed by man to control man as it is a win /win situation for those in the positions of power for their professed god. Either way if you buy into the nonsense they got you by the balls as it is all based on fear. You fear you will be punished if you do not behave and you fear you will not get the reward if you do not do what is expected of you to receive it and the game continually changes. I for one do not like to be controlled.
What they seem to be ignoring is that control is an illusion that can be broken anytime. We cannot control only influence and the influence peddlers are very good at this game of illusion.
The pressure to conform is a terrible way to get things done as we are naturally rebellious just look at teenagers. As we continue to become more intelligent as a species these influence peddlers will be called more and more for what they truly are.