So easy to get material for blogsville. Just luv pointing stuff like this out. Trouble is, I’m not sure the contempt I show here is strong enough. You decide.
‘I wonder how much benefit these poor sods could have been to humanity in general if the vileness of Christianity had not infected them?’ Yep, an exact quote from a pompous purveyor of pride, and a partaker of petty thinking. Let’s amp it up in size for impact.
‘The vileness of Christianity.’
Ha! Indeed mercy, gentleness, patience, love, (both agape and phileo) self-control, grace, truth, compassion for the poor, shelter for the homeless, are all VILE ancillary benefits of Christianity. Tell me folks there is no devil! To hear such poison and depraved words coming from a human being, perhaps an apology should be in order to a pack of coyotes whose ravaging and feasting of a herd of deer seems like Breakfast at Tiffany’s compared to the devouring done daily by vicious and foaming at the mouth atheists who despise good people.
Sooooo, a man forgives his enemies as they pelt him with rocks, thus ending his life, and HE is considered vile? Hmmm, so it was boy scouts who did their good deed to Stephen….
A woman is the recipient of wholesale forgiveness by One who knows her inside and out, and in spite of her indiscretions, she is afforded power by the grace of God to amend her ways, and she is considered vile? Hmmmm, while others standing by have done far worse…
A man goes into a town and reveals the truth of the Creator so men do not have to worship all the collected and pretended stone gods who can neither count to three or tie their shoes, and he is considered vile? Hmmm, and the man of God is considered lunatic for bringing daylight?
Sooo, the St Jude hospital and their ministry to children, the Salvation Army, the Red Cross, the convents of the earth run by women who have devoted lives because of the grace of God, are vile eh? The colleges and manifold Universities of St Vincent, Notre Dame, St. Benedict, Loyola, all influenced by Christianity, are vile eh? So thus the students who went on to become beneficial members of society because of a somewhat ‘religious education,’ who are today Doctors of law, Doctors of Medicine, Scientists, Grocers, Auto Parts owners, carpenters, painters, security guards, coaches, service workers, are all vile eh?
The pastors who tell the flock to pay their taxes because scripture says so are vile eh? Believers who are reminded not to be lazy, and who are told not to meddle in their neighbor’s affairs are vile eh? Believers who visit the fatherless and the widows in their affliction because it is good to do according to pure religion are vile eh?
How dark the heart. How black the soul. How callous the thoughts. How utterly and bitter are the lies to suggest that Christianity, as revealed in the New Testament, is vile, and that people, who live by the tenets as best as they can, are even more vile for simply believing in the sole Lord of creation and redemption.
Oh Lord then, infect me with your poison of grace and truth. Infect me with eyes to see the wonders of your hands, the glories of the heavens, the majesty of your Seas, the complete bounty and beauty of your earth. Infect me with the poison of love toward miscreants. Give me eyes that see as you do. Allow me compassion for the ignorant, they who would cite you as devilish, while they themselves are hired hands for the enemy of all truth. Give me the power to love my wife, my children, my neighbor, to pray for government, to be a model employee, to cause no harm to others, give me health in body and mind to act and do of thy good pleasure.
Indeed, Christianity is vile eh? Or is it simply that for ages, men have tried to erect towers as idols to themselves, creating smokescreens and diversions to avoid He who created the dirt and stone which allows such building! But no, Ego has been the IV of choice, a shot in the arm in the vein of darkness, being fueled and eaten quickly by the godless. Godlessness is a drug more deadly than heroin. The above cited comment and all who agreed is enough proof.
So without reservation or apology, I can say with complete confidence, that for any man (or woman for the sensitive bunch) to say that Christianity is vile, I’ll show you a person who is clueless as to what Christianity is, and who is equally lost as to what is vile.
(and btw to my friends in the land of Blog, (east of Nod) the web site referenced and the boasting of the host who wears cement ball caps, has banned any commenting by myself entirely, and giving the impression to his buds, that he is oh so fair in the mind. Daylight has a wondrous effect on darkness. But such poison coming from any man needs addressed. Christianity is vile? Kind of hard to be silent.)