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Christianity on Trial; First Hearing


“To believe without reason, is to live without purpose.”

Xenocrates

I’ve always wondered why Christianity has so many different sects and denominations. Every congregation that I visit has a new spin on the same system of belief. It’s like experiencing a culture shock at each congregation I visit. There are so many philosophical differences, that people literally grow up blindly subscribing to one ideology that they think is right as opposed to another – which they often think is unchristian. Christianity is so divided, that it’s division is more conspicuous than its unity. But there’s a lot more wrong with the whole system other than just that. Follow me for a moment while I discuss some of the more disturbing things about this the most popular faith (or con?) on earth.

Denominations

Christendom has many denominations because of a fundamental flaw in religion I discussed in my fourth post: Religion assumes that opinion is the same as fact. Two people can read the same scripture and walk away with two completely different interpretations. Furthermore, using scripture as proof in a debate about scriptural doctrine is moot. Scripture is so vague that one can twist and spin it to prove or disprove anything. This has caused a lot of heated (and circular) debate among denominations and has created a lot of heated lines between them. The most popular of these is the issue of Sabbath Worship.

The Seventh Day Adventist movement (like many other christian denominations) were effectively spawned out of the special observance of just one particular passage of scripture. They then proceeded to spin a whole separatist Christian ideology around Sabbath worship. Sabbath worshippers contend that they are the only true Christian sect, since all other christians (whom they’ve disdainfully described as “Sunday worshippers”) have inherited a practice created by the Roman Catholic faith. Sunday worshippers contend that Sabbath Worshippers are interpreting the scriptures too literally – and subjectively. While this contention is true, both sides of the debate are hopelessly flawed, as I will now illustrate:

Sabbath Worshippers fail to realise that there’s nowhere in the Bible that explicitly dictates any specific day of the week for worship. The word “Sabbath” comes from the Hebrew word “Shabbat” which means “Seventh”. The commandment explicitly states that there are seven days of the week; use six for work, and the seventh for worship. It does not say work from Sunday to Friday or from Monday to Saturday. It also doesn’t say which six days one is to worship. It just says “work on six days and worship on the seventh“. In fact, Seventh Day Adventists make three very deadly assumptions, namely:

  1. That the bible alluded to the first six days (which it doesn’t)
  2. That just because Saturday was named after the Hebrew word for Seventh, it is thus the right day. (‘Saturday’ is never once mentioned in the Bible)
  3. That everyone would be using the same calendar. (you morons!)

Those three issues automatically render the Sabbath argument null and void. Any other point of argument is based on very broad assumptions not explicitly stated in the Bible. This makes contending the point a very moot cause, since it would be just one person’s opinion against another. Furthermore, Seventh Day Adventists in their sometimes warlike propagation of their beliefs, contend that all other christians are not christians for their failure to observe the Sabbath as the Jews do. They seem to have conveniently forgotten Colossians 2:16 which explicitly speaks against this very sort of behaviour.

If you’re a Sunday worshipper, don’t think this lets you off the hook. You’re just as guilty as the Seventh Day Adventists of distorting scripture to further your agenda. Sunday Worshippers have a lot of rubbish reasons why they stick to Sunday Worship. Of these, the following are the most prominent:

  1. That Jesus was resurrected on Easter Sunday – No commandment in the Bible declares Sunday as any day of worship for any reason. In fact, you morons should realise that it was the Romans who changed the day of worship to Sunday to honour the Sun God and indeed, the Pope who assumed control over the theocracy that was Roman Catholic Empire all the way back in 300 A.D. The SDA’s were right about this. But like the Romans, you duplicitous chums will say anything to win an argument – even if there’s no proof. Talk about pulling stuff out of your ass.
  2. That we are no longer bound to the Law of the Jews – The ten commandments were in no way related to the law of the Jews. That law you are referring to was Moses’ law – the one in Leviticus and Deuteronomy that talks about keeping black people from the altar of prayer, not shaving your beard, eye for an eye, stoning homosexuals to death and a bunch of other things. THAT’s the law that Jesus’ death freed us from – not the ten commandments.

Both of you sets of people are guilty of distorting the word of God to further your own personal agendas. Neither of you are any better than the Romans or the Muslims. It’s not just you, but the Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Mormons and hordes of other break away sects of Christianity are all guilty of committing the same crime. You are all liars and like the sinners you seek to save, you will burn in hell for your intellectual deception of people who are too stupid to think for themselves.

Christmas

Every time I tell people that I was a Christian that doesn’t observe Christmas, they think that I am unchristian. You morons! It goes to show that you know nothing of where Christmas came from, or even why you observe it. In fact, all of you who celebrate Christmas only do it because like all the other mindless drones you go to church with on Sunday, you were told to believe in it and you never thought to question it. This is one of the things I despise the most about religious folk: They are so gullible, that they often times accept everything they hear without ever questioning it. This is why they are so easy to con! Christmas is one of the greatest hoaxes of all time. It has absolutely no bearing on Christ or anything christian at all. In fact, Christmas is one of the reasons that I maintain that Christianity is a bastard religion made from scraps and pieces of others. Allow me to show you why this holiday has no Christian relevance:

  • Christmas was started by the Romans. It was a celebration of their God Saturn, and his rebirth – on the date of December 25th. The date was previously December 5th. This was going on long before Christ set foot on on this planet. The Roman Catholics made it into a “christian” holiday. Read on:
  • The word “Christmas” is a concatenation of two words: Christ and Mass – by the Roman Catholic church. Mass is from a latin word that means “Death” (I wonder how many RCs know this?). A Christ Mass should then be pretty obvious. Over 20 centuries later, Christ Mass became Christmas – a wholistically Roman Catholic Word.
  • Christmas was originally a pagan ritual. It was noted by the pre-Christian Romans and other pagans, that daylight began to increase after December 22nd, when they assumed that the sun god died. These ancients believed that the sun god rose from the dead three days later as the new-born and venerable sun (can you see how this was later corrupted by the Catholics?). Thus, they figured that to be the reason for increasing daylight. This was a cause for much wild excitement and celebration. Gift giving and merriment filled the temples of ancient Rome, as sacred priests of Saturn, called dendrophori, carried wreaths of evergreen boughs in procession.
  • Christmas is a pagan / Christian hybrid. After Jesus passed through, the newly reformed Roman empire instituted a church which “sanitized” the hedonistic celebrations and created the “Christian worship” time as we know it today, by marrying a pagan festival to christian elements.
  • Jesus was not born on December 25th. Most theologists believe that Jesus was born and died during the months of late March – early April. Some speculate September. But one thing is for sure: It never happened in December – not even close.
  • The wise men purportedly took 7 years to find the Christ. When they arrived, he was already a grown boy, almost 8 years old.
  • The Shepherds witnessed the heavenly apparition in late February, almost approximately 1 month before Christ was born in late April. The time was relatively cold, but it most certainly was not snowing.
  • Santa Claus has nothing to do with Christmas. Saint Nicholas of Holland was a young altar boy who went around stuffing the stockings of the poor with the gold that was stored in the Cathedral. He was posthumously “sainted” by the Catholic church years after he passed away. The story was carried to the USA. But in Holland, Sinter Klaas is the Dutch derivative for “Saint Nicholas”. The yankee accent warped “sinter klaas” into “Santa Claus”.
  • Christmas Trees have a pagan origin. The evergreen trees found in the coniferous forests of Germania were used as a form of worship – since they stayed green all year round. The evergreen tree was a symbol of the essence of life and was regarded as a phallic symbol in fertility worship. The evergreen trees were apart of their yule celebrations (hence “yuletide”). After the celebration was brought to the west, the trees lost their pagan meaning, and were iconified as “Christmas” trees.
  • Witches and pagans of all cultures regarded the red holly as a symbol of the menstrual blood of the queen of heaven, also known as Diana. The holly wood was used by witches to make wands. The white berries of mistletoe were believed by pagans to represent droplets of the semen of the sun god. They are poisonous, by the way. Both holly and mistletoe were hung in doorways of temples and homes to invoke powers of fertility in those who stood beneath and kissed, causing the spirits of the god and goddess to enter them.
  • Virtually everything else (the Reindeer, the little helpers, the gift exchange, the commercialization, etc, etc, and so, and so and so forth) were borne of advertising gimmicks during the early 20th Century. The rest of it was contributed by story tellers all along the line. Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer was one such advertising gimmick during 1939. Look what it has become now…

    The commercialization of Christmas was Macy’s fault. Macy’s Department Store, New York, was the first company to use Christmas as a means to make millions. Other shrewd business owners caught on. It was a brilliant business idea. It tied it nicely with the gift giving bit. The rest is history. That’s why today, they have the Macy’s Day Parade down Times Square.

    Today Christmas is nothing more than a modernisation of the Roman pagan holiday. It’s still very much the same – even the evergreen tree is still there.

    Food for Thought: Christians were commanded to celebrate christ’s death, not his birth. The only celebration that was authorized at his birth was already done by Angels. If you celebrate Christmas, you are partaking in a Roman Catholic authorized sanitization of a pagan holiday involving the worship of a false god, that has absolutely no bearing on biblical scripture whatsoever… Who’s unchristian now?

    Preference is Religion

    Then there are those Christians who assert that the Bible declares specific things such as dress code, the type of entertainment you should engage in and all other sorts of rubbish. You Christians that believe in this garbage are the most annoying of the lot. You guys are the most dangerous of Christian liars, because you are experts at Bible study, so that makes it easy for you to take any particular scripture out of context to suit your own personal agenda. In fact, in many of your churches, there is a most conspicuous display of preference becoming religion. Then all you do is use the vague nature of the Bible to backup your claims. Allow me to illustrate:

    • Dress Code – The Bible calls for women to ensure that they shouldn’t just focus on their appearance as their hearts need to be just as presentable (1 Peter 3:2 – 4), yet we have congregations using this scripture to say that women should neither wear jewellery nor process their hair. Taken by itself, that line of scripture would seem to say that. But it continues in the verses below that to illustrate a much grander point: the presentation of the entire being – not just the outward appearance. Many Charismatic churches abuse this scripture to aggressively enforce ridiculous rules of dress code (down to what style shoes women can wear!). It is absolutely sad!
    • Women Wearing Pants – In Moses’ law, the Bible states that men and women should wear clothing that is fitting for either gender (Deuteronomy 22:5). Many congregations take this a step further: They assert that women should not wear pants. How preposterous! There are pants designed for men and women. Again, across cultural divides, this scripture is categorically ignored as not every culture invented skirts at the same time. Furthermore, Christ’s death frees all from the observation of Moses’ law. Otherwise, it would still be righteous to kill homosexuals. Speaking of homosexuals…
    • Homosexuality in the Church – Only in the laws of Moses does it explicitly state that homosexuality is an abomination and should be treated with death. The New testament However, Christ teaches us that everyone is entitled to salvation and there are no exceptions. So why shouldn’t homosexuals be allowed to worship too? Homosexuality is a sin just like lying, stealing, adultery, and other common crimes many Christians are guilty of. If you morons think you are justified by excommunicating homosexuals, you should know that if you are found sinful when your life ends, you will burn in the same hell that they go to if they don’t repent (1 Corinthians 6:8-10). In fact, I’m pretty sure that some homosexuals will make it to heaven (repentance not withstanding) and many ‘christians’ who judged them will not. Talk about sweet justice.
    • “Unchristian” Music – Many of the more traditional christians like to say that the more modern, contemporary christian music is unchristian because it reeks too much of a ‘worldly style‘. This is a dynamic abuse of the very vague passage of scripture which warns God’s followers to not become embroiled with worldly activities (1 John 2:15). However, the passage of scripture fails to explicitly describe what would be considered “worldly”, leaving that interpretation up for grabs. The moronic thinking behind this kind of legalism is based on the fact that traditional christians tend to think that God prefers a specific genre of music. This is not only absolutely preposterous, but there is positively NO scriptural evidence to support this belief whatsoever. It is well documented in the Bible that God observes the heart of worship (Psalm 51:17), not the style. Traditionalists use this pretext to snuff out other genres of christian music simply because they don’t like them.

    There are many other instances where Christians abuse the Bible to suit their preferential tastes. But I will tackle those in another entry.

    End of Part 1

    It’s amazing how modern day Christians are still thinking like the Romans that spawned their faith. They bludgeon others with their preferential interpretation – even their own kin. There is so much disunity in the system, that there are times I wonder how it hasn’t imploded yet. It is like a system of multiple religions based on the same general idea. Not even Islam is as fragmented as Christianity. In fact, Christianity is the single most dogmatically inconsistent religion on earth. I’m not done however. In the next post, I will challenge some of the foundation principles upon which the christian faith is founded. Christianity is still on trial. The truth must be told.

    Next: Christianity on Trial – Ubiquitous Lies

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    1. xenlogic
      July 8, 2008 at 5:09 pm

      I have doubts about that.

    2. July 7, 2008 at 4:23 pm

      Islam is the way to go ..man…no doubt about it.

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