So I ranted………..and was left with a feeling of……….I didn’t get it out of my system; I just annoyed myself more than the original provocation that led to the rant. Now I am thinking I should rant again but this time rant about me instead of others…maybe I will feel better about the whole thing.
And maybe the people that follow me, and were hurt or dismayed by what I ranted about shall know I was not talking about them.
So I decided..pushed myself… into a rant reasoning. (I can see people stuttering out “whaaaat? Suze you did what?”)
Rant reasoning..or why did Suze lose it enough to denigrate an “entire class” of people?
So, in fairness..because I do try to be completely fair after all, here’s my reasoning behind the rant.
- Real followers of Jesus are kind, or they try really really hard to be. They do NOT try to impose their beliefs on total strangers. They do not scream epithets at people of a different race or creed. They do NOT tell everyone around them at any given moment that Hell is the only option unless you believe exactly what they do. They do NOT cherry-pick the Bible in an effort to show you how right THEY are and how very very WRONG you are. They do not look with utter disgust as women wearing hijab. They do not bomb abortion clinics. They do not picket military funerals.
- REAL followers of Jesus are loving. It shines through in whatever they do. They are supportive of people even when they disagree with them.
- Real followers of Jesus are giving. They give their time to making life better for others. They build homes, schools, clinics, dig wells for clean water, build roads. They don’t expect anything in return except to see a smiling face.
- Real followers of Jesus quietly LIVE the way that Jesus taught. They don’t look for approval from others, they just do what is right in their faith. They LOVE. They do not rant and rave about race, color, creed, lifestyles or sexual orientation. THEY LOVE.
All of the above are the reasons behind my rant. I have hit my emotional limit of dealing with the phony, the fake “Christians”. The ones who use the Bible as a weapon against any and all who disagree with their own tiny concept of what following Jesus is supposed to be. I am completely disgusted by people who call themselves “Christian” then act like ancient Romans.
I am disgusted by people who say “the Bible is inherently true because God wrote it”. Sorry, humans wrote it. HUMANS. Were they touched by God to write what they did? I don’t know, I wasn’t there. THE POINT is neither were YOU. It can NOT be the absolute “truth” as it has been modified, mistranslated, altered, mistranslated AGAIN, had additions written in to completely alter the meaning, had books taken out because they didn’t go along with the party line of the Roman Catholic Church, changed Jesus from a man into a god..then a GOD….and for Pete’s sake don’t let me get started on the book of Revelations…that whole convoluted, insane speculation of a dream sequence brought about by poisoned rye bread..
I am disgusted by the “oh you poor thing” attitude of “Christians” who tell me I am going to Hell because of my beliefs. Who are condescending, arrogant and oh so self-righteous. The ones who cheat on their spouses then say “God will forgive me”, then go do it again. The ones who cheat people at work because they will be forgiven.
I am sickened by the ones who think they have a mandate to change our system of Government, our history, and ignore climate change because the country “was founded by Christians for Christians”. The ones that think they have to change laws because they are being “discriminated against” to laws that discriminate against everyone else.
I could rant about followers of Islam as well, but it was that “Christian” lady that told me I “was going to Hell”, that I “shouldn’t be allowed to raise children, or even give birth to one as the Earth doesn’t need any more of “your kind” roaming around perverting children with your blasphemy”, that I should be “pounded down into the dirt as you are nothing but dirt”, “that abortions should have been legal for your mother, the world would be so much better without an abomination like you!”. She told me “someone should just kill you to rid the Earth of someone so disgusting”.
And just what did I say to bring about this rant of a comment?
I said “All religions are valid to those who believe”.
So, if I offended you, I deeply and most humbly apologize.