So you gotta problem with religion?

‘Religion’ is a word which invariably and instantly brings to mind consternation, ridicule, scorn, and  mischaracterization, but it also brings to the mind of a good heart good thoughts and deeds.

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‘Religion’ is a word representative of a truth that is unavoidable, and that truth is: none can hide from the clutches of religion’s influence, good or bad.

Speak of ‘religion’ to an unbeliever, and they will laugh you to scorn. Speak of ‘religion’ to someone who prides themselves of denominational superiority, and they will put you in their place. Speak of ‘religion’ to an atheist…….well, you know where that conversation is headed.

None can escape the talons of ‘religion,’ for it is as common as the air we breathe. I say ‘talons’ as not necessarily a bad thing, and not always a good thing. There are good dogs who look out for their masters interest, and there are bad dogs who would devour a baby. What we do reveals who we are.

Of course ‘religion’ has been accused of ‘bad things,’ and it is pointless to document the folly. But is it ultimately wise to berate the Creator for the behaviour of dogs? Is it wise to accuse God of malfeasance when the creatures act like animals? Is it wise to accuse a non thinking book with letters and words of murder, mayhem, and mischief?

Does God’s word incite and inspire riot in the name of ‘religion?’ I’m here to tell you that God as always, stands unaccused and perfect. He is flawless, changeless, immutable, and He has no scars of misdeeds. ‘Religion’ is father to many vices, take is-lam for example, where the devotees are asked to do something that its leaders would never do, ie, kill others or themselves.

The God of heaven asks no such thing.

All false ‘religions’ have one thing in common: they expect payment of some sort for a life ‘well spent.’ Uh no, as the God of heaven has already made payment. ‘Religion’ demands a tally of good against bad, with of course the suggestion that the good outweighs the bad, and this is quite attractive but clearly deceptive, as ‘religion’ does not take into account a broken scale, one that does not weigh with perfect righteousness.

‘Religion’ sprays out the voice that God STILL has many things to say by way of added revelation; things He allegedly forgot to include in the scriptures such as Plates, New Age truth, the so-called Christian Science of Eddy Baker, or the new and improved discoveries of ‘scholars’ who can prove Moses never lived. Yuck, ugh, and triple ouch.

Truly, if Saul slayed his thousands, ‘religion’ has slain its tens of thousands. Yet, this only proves God’s word is true, and every man a liar. There is no defect nor shadow of turning in God. Now we the people………….yep, here is the rub.

Soooo, religion bad? Uh, depends on your definition. If you take it to mean this popular opinion by a proud member of the atheist community, then yes, it is bad:

religion (the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods)

Hmmm. A superhuman controlling power. You mean like an I-phone? A Pokemon app? Monday night Football? Television? I suppose then, many people are profoundly ‘religious,’ and of course this can be a bad thing to be so consumed by a ‘superhuman controlling power.’

Ah but you say: ‘I do not worship the I-phone. I do not worship the television, or the gym, or my own intellect. I do not worship my knowledge of history which leaves out God.’

Really? Are you sure bout that? Then why do you rail at God’s definition of religion which is this:

‘Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to visit the Fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.’

What fool would now say religion is a bad thing? What fool would dare chastise the love and care toward they who have no Father? What fool would trample the care for the distress of the widowed? What fool would argue against a persons willingness to live a good life as inspired by He who created all life?

I’ll tell you who: a pure fool.

And what fool could possibly open his mouth to cry ‘no fair!’ at God’s wonderful expression of pure religion?

I dare you to find fault, as you cannot. And of course, God’s word always has the most excellent final word. Religions of the world? Eh, they are a dime a dozen, and have many disciples of doom. Pure religion? Ah, now there is a bus filled with so few passengers. Of course, as God’s word is true, and His indictment is for our good.

Me? Not so religious. But doncha tire of hearing from people who despise scripture, as they malign believers  and God. This false zeal known as religion proves that the unbeliever, (to borrow his own words) is more religious than  believers. (yep, to say ‘there is no God……..takes quite a bit to evict the Landlord from His own real estate. A superhuman and religiously dedicated proposition I tell ya.) Ouch.

‘Pure religion’ is mocked. Of course it is, as it does not serve the purpose of the reality and truth of God and scripture to they who defend their religious zeal with absolute godlessness.  If men would but hold the scales in equity!

 

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18 Responses to So you gotta problem with religion?

  1. john zande says:

    ‘Religion’ is a word which invariably and instantly brings to mind consternation, ridicule, scorn, and mischaracterization….

    Not at all. Buddhists, for example, are generally wonderful, thoroughly peaceful people. No commands to hate, no proselytising, or meddling… and they’re not afraid of reality.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      So then jz you are agreeing with the premise here, noted in the opening paragraph mind you, that the word calls to attention two schools of thought, mischaracterization by you, and good things from him.

      Because you mischaracterize christians daily. (you just did: command to hate….) But perhaps you may want to consider ‘pure religion,’ in which there can be no real gripe.

      (Ps- I notice the ‘not afraid of reality’ jab is linked to a man looking at the universe, etc on paper, as if you are asserting, a believer CANNOT be a scientist. Please. And you talk of reality………..)

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  2. LOL! Zande is obviously not from my neck of the woods. Here the stereotype of the angry Buddhist is the stuff of great satire and comedy. It’s such a common theme,it’s become a cultural icon.

    A while back, non believers of the science kind tried to create a virtual reality picture of the perfect society. By the end of it they came to the conclusion that they couldn’t, that it simply wasn’t possible without religion. Without religion in their model, they would have to invent it because in the absence of higher selves and a set of mores, people just became very self serving, dominant, and it all descended into Lord of the Flies very quickly,

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    • ColorStorm says:

      What a reminder……the fly thing…..good one mbytes. 😉

      Remember too Paul the apostle observed that the Athenians were ‘religious;’ (the existence of God is hardly a matter for dispute,) and pointed out a more excellent way.

      He also said of his own kin: ‘you have a zeal of God, (quite religious) but not according to knowledge.

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    • archaeopteryx1 says:

      non believers of the science kind

      Who were these, IB?

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      • archaeopteryx1 says:

        I saw no names or qualifications, other than, “non believers of the science kind

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        • ColorStorm says:

          I’m not about to spoon feed you. If the good lady wants to explain it, so be it.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          You’re the one who commented, “Seriously?The comment itself does not clarify? Of course it does.” Do you really call it ‘spoonfeeding’ to back up your claim?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          I suggest you patiently wait before you post further. Then again you may be waiting a while. All things in due time and purpose.

          (But do you ever notice how you can post a hundred comments and say nothing.)

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  3. Wally Fry says:

    Commanded to hate? huh? What did I miss? That must have slipped my mind.

    On the other hand, some fellows and buddies careen around spreading hate and lies and false accusations on any believer’s blog who will tolerate it.

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  4. insightful and full of wisdom my friend..
    “All false ‘religions’ have one thing in common: they expect payment of some sort for a life ‘well spent.”
    “Does God’s word incite and inspire riot in the name of ‘religion?’ I’m here to tell you that God as always, stands unaccused and perfect. He is flawless, changeless, immutable, and He has no scars of misdeeds.”
    No scars of misdeeds whatsoever…for He is “blameless, scarless and immutable”—indeed!!!
    Yet man vainly tries to cast all blame upon the blameless….
    yet the sheep will, always, remain silent before his shearers….for there is no guile, nothing vile, nor guilt upon His head…..
    Thank you CS for such a thoughtful post!!!

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    • ColorStorm says:

      To cast blame upon the blameless……..

      and yet in the most wonderful way, ‘it pleased the LORD to bruise Him……..’

      ‘He who knew no sin was made sin…………..’

      Sounds once again like ‘pure’ religion. But writing this was easy J; taking heed..that’s another story. 😉

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