Christianity is Terrorism

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The truth found at the heart of Christian religion.

I've written on this subject before, but feel compelled at this time to re-state my feelings based upon an aspect of this god-dominant religion which never seems to change.

Recently, I was online doing research for articles which I may write for placement on Spirit Space in the future. I pulled up Re-incarnation, checking out what might be of interest, when I came across a video presented by a Christian evangelist, one who has his view point for sale on audio book.

He was giving his Christian take on Re-incarnation, and of course was being very mockingly dissmissive of the entire topic. It wasn't unexpected, Christians have to keep their narrow minded perspective to maintain their boxey little religion all tied up with a perfect ribbon. Other wise it merely becomes a leaky ark filled with holes.

What got my ire up, was the last statment made in the video, (paraphrasing) 'Christ is perfect, and the only soul to experience re-birth, and without him you are done for. The end.'

I've heard absolute statements such as these so many times through out my life, and I believe what is being touted by Christians and Christianity is nothing more than a continuing spiritual death threat, and it is unadulterated terrorism.

There are other god-dominant religions which proclaim something similar, only using a different name for the god in question. I chose Christianity to put forth the truth of its particular threatening stance, because I was lead into the faith when I was a young child, suffering deep emotional and psychic  damage as a result.

The notion of the 'second coming' was constantly repeated to me during my childhood. I was told of those not chosen for eternal life because they did not accept Christ as God or divine Lord. He was the only key to continuance. He was THE WAY. The ones who didn't accept this dogma were dead even as they lived, only to meet oblivion at actual physical death. Then, there were those who preached something even worse, eternal damnation, where the Lord god will torture a damned soul to his hearts content. I was taught this as a child, and for years I was positively terrified at the thought of the 'Coming of the LORD.'

It was only until I was old enough to break away from this awful religion, that I began to study other spiritual concepts (those which did NOT involve death threats or torture) and I was finally able to reach an open minded and much more hope filled perspective, one which was actually useful when applied in my life.

It took time, but I came to my own conclusions concering existence, while finding something of serenity and peace within. Something which I never once recieved through the Christian faith.

Finally, 'Left Behind,' ever hear of it? We are the rejected who have rejected the violence that is Christ through judgement, threatened pain and suffering. I'm a die hard 'Left Behinder' who has found great happiness in knowing I'll not have to spend eternity with a Christian. What a bloody relief! Humor aside, this religion does indeed foster and holds tightly to a form of terrorism which I find beyond reprehensible. It involves threat meant to inspire dread and the worst kind of fear which is directed at the human spirit and soul.


Submitted: July 11, 2019

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hullabaloo22

Not following a prescribed religion does not make an atheist; had to get that out there. I would describe myself as an atheist, but I'd not go around condemning those who disagreed with me. This seems to be the difference -- all these religions seem to preach intolerance, and often through the use of threats and fear. I have my own ghosts in the past from such practices.
Very well written, LE.

Thu, July 11th, 2019 8:34pm

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Thanks hullabaloo22. You've hit the nail on the head. It is all about hate and separation, threat and fear mongering. I have my own concepts of existence, and when it comes to most religions, I've found it's never about sharing a vision of life from a persons unique and individual perspective. It's about doing what you're told and falling in line with outdated dogma. Again hullabaloo22, thanks for sharing...

Mon, July 15th, 2019 3:03pm

Prince EL

To each his or her own box or boxes I suppose. However, to label Christianity as terrorism is utterly absurd and quite sad. What part about "loving your neighbor as yourself" do you find to be terroristic? That's what identifies people with Jesus Christ. Love is the primary identifier of a Christian. There are many who may say they are Christians, but aren't. Were you looking to get some attention by writing this article? :(

Thu, July 11th, 2019 10:13pm

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Hi Prince EL. You know how many times I've read from other Christians of someone who declares his or herself a Christian, that they are not a Christian? You all like to narrow it down when one of you gets a wee bit too out of the Bible box for someone else's liking. It's back biting within the Christian ranks. And I didn't need to be told to 'love my neighbor' by a man. I believe that EMPATHY springs forth from the human spirit instinctually. We don't have to be taught it. And yes, I wanted to get attention, Christianity hurts people and I wanted to draw attention to that very fact. And now I have a question for you, do you join with non-Christians through the Old Testament? The old and new still get bound together, even as they contradict each other.

Mon, July 15th, 2019 3:14pm

Celtic-Scribe63

The root of all religions is to dominate, control and subjugate the ignorant masses. bow to the will of the church and the people who are in control, the corrupt the power mad, the men in cassocks and dog collars.
Religion is an old tired and redundant concept that belongs in the ignorance of the dark ages.

I will never bow to a god, any god that threatens my eternal damnation if I do not venerate it.

Question? If you are a god, all seeing, all powerful, then why do you need us mere mortals to pray to you and venerate you and tell you on a daily bases how wonderful you are?
Any one got an intelligent answer for that question?

Fri, July 12th, 2019 9:21am

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Thanks for your intelligent reply Celtic-Scribe63. Some very valid points...

Mon, July 15th, 2019 3:16pm

Derina Penn

I was born into a Christian family, I was meant to be under the glory and love of god. But I was looked upon to be "inferior" or a "strayed lamb" simply because I expressed my doubt of heaven when I was 4. And I was "sentenced" to an enteral damnation by my family "god"-Grandma, who everybody had to obey, when I was 8 due to I missed a day of Sunday School.

I was like a Jew in WWII I fled like a refugee into another country and religion when I was legally no more a kid. Why? I was sick of the exact same threat as you mentioned in this article.

Christinity is a big contradiction itself. It teaches broad Love but it also exerts hatred like punishments, doomsday etc, despite all other good qualities it actually had. Let alone the daily use of threat to keep people on the track.

I wonder why don't they just use love and understating to convert people's wrong doing. This was the question I had since the first day I heard about the same threat you mentioned here. Any I knew this was not The religion I would follow.

Christen has its own issue, and the why of its coming to such narrow-minded religion. It was designed to be in that way to keep people under controlled without freeing of their thoughts and stay forever trapped as humanoid rather than sprits.

Good that you were able to see that and decided your own way too.

Fri, July 12th, 2019 3:29pm

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Derina, thank you, and I do find some very similar coincidences between your story and mine. In my opinion, the huge negative side of Christianity does not balance out with the amount of positive it might bring into the world. People use it as an excuse to hate and separate. Thank you for sharing your experience and for your kind good wishes, I'm glad for you as well.

Mon, July 15th, 2019 3:22pm

RomanBoukreev

I can't find any answer in this article why Christianity is terrorism. But I understand this duality in religion as such. I see that many people say phrases to make us better. Think that you are a good person. You can help someone with the use of words and do nothing instead of real help. For example, there is a narrow street where are car accidents happening often. If you are a major city, you can destroy the useless buildings, change this street and solve this problem. But if you believe, you can do nothing as if you can change something. In other words, give money to helpless people; a pray is nothing. 90% of religion is consolation without actions. I'm not against people who believe and do. I'm against people who believe, doing nothing.

Fri, July 12th, 2019 3:56pm

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I believe I understand your point Roman, doing something 'physically' positive is always a plus. What I was addressing when it came to religious terrorism, is using power in a spiritual way, the threat of hell, the way of 'sin,' and judgment can be met in people emotionally, sometimes when they are very vulnerable, many times when they are young and not fully formed in mind. This brings harm into the world, pain and hurt and it becomes a part of life when it just shouldn't be. Thank you for your comment.

Mon, July 15th, 2019 3:31pm

helmu

I was thinking about this the other day. Extreme Christians are like ISIS, in a way. Slowly, but surely. Christianity is very close to Islam, that's why I find it funny Islam is feared. Both have some weird laws that would end up killing us all. If people who believe in that god bullshit get power, then I will gladly move to the moon.

I'm a Christian but that's only on official paper because I'm too lazy to leave the church. Why waste two minutes of my time when I can watch Netflix instead? I honestly would find it depressing if there was some afterlife. I'd rather be dead than have to live in some LaLa Land where everyone is happy. I'd rather even go to hell, but that's all bs so I can happily be burned to ashes and be dead.

Fri, July 12th, 2019 6:11pm

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I enjoyed your truthful, fresh and thoughtful take and perspective on the topic. I've never heard anyone state before that Christianity is becoming a lot like Islam. Thanks for your comment helmu...

Mon, July 15th, 2019 3:36pm

tom mcmullen

This is well written Le, but all religions believe in hell, even Buddhism, though it's not eternal, only Islam tells its followers to kill the non-believer, the infidel!

Sat, July 13th, 2019 9:07am

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Thanks tom. And you know, I'm glad for hells existence, I think when I get there I'll enter a space of enlightenment...not punishment. It should all be rather 'cool.'

Mon, July 15th, 2019 3:51pm

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