Friday, April 22, 2011

Good Friday

One would think that most Christians, worshipping a divine individual who was executed unjustly, would be against the death penalty- there's also the whole "let he who was without sin cast the first stone" bit as well. Why the hell do these funamentalist people, who ignore just about everything the gentle Nazarene (I think Marion Zimmer Bradley coined that term) said, insist on saying that they are followers of Christ? Hell, why don't they just can the charade and call themselves neo-Jehovists, or Leviticusists?

Not having a T.V. machine, I don't know if any stations are playing The Passion of the Christ. When the movie came out, I was going out with a beautiful girl from a working-class suburb of Krakow. She mentioned the movie, and I told her that she probably shouldn't see it, as it would only upset her. She saw the movie with a friend and, hours later, she asked me half-jokingly if her eyes were still red from crying. I thought, "Shit, why would anyone watch a three hour movie of an innocent guy being tortured and killed, especially when you kinda know the guy, you've probably got a picture of him in your house?"

6 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Heck, I know some Christians (Catholics) who were talking "it's time to read our Rand again".

Ahem...one of these things is not like the other!

P.S. Thanks for the link to the Clark Ashton Smith online in the last post.
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Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Smut also linked to C.A.S. in a recent post.

Heck, I know some Christians (Catholics) who were talking "it's time to read our Rand again".

No shit? I wonder how the archbishop would deal with the atheism Rand espouses.

vacuumslayer said...

It seems like...no matter your political leanings...if you want to call yourself a Christian, you have to do an awful lot of picking and choosing to justify why you're a Christian. I often wonder, what the point is. After awhile all religions seem to be less like a set of of guidelines to help you through life and more like a buffet you pick and choose from to justify what you already believe.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

After awhile all religions seem to be less like a set of of guidelines to help you through life and more like a buffet you pick and choose from to justify what you already believe.

The big problem is that most really religious people believe that women and girls should have second-class status, which is a major problem.

vacuumslayer said...

The big problem is that most really religious people believe that women and girls should have second-class status, which is a major problem.

Absotively. Add that to the 1000+ reasons I am not a person of faith.

Substance McGravitas said...

The bible is just not a consistent book so Christians, in a way, have an advantageous faith: they get to justify their likes and dislikes in ways that are forbidden to those with clearer doctrines.