Mssc54 – you mentioned the below quote ironically after I wrote this post. It is not connected to your beautiful comment. It is a bit freaky that our words were exactly the same hmm.
I have a question for those who quote the bible, I am not going against it. The questions I ask are honest and have no malicious intention, just one soul trying to understand.
The Bible says that we should be kind to strangers for we never know when we may be entertaining angels.
I have a serious problem with that, a really big huge problem and when I first heard it I wanted to throw up. Why such a reaction? Perhaps in all honesty it was because it came out of the mouth a person that claimed to be holy but was more mouth than action…
“So your father is pastor of the church right and you go to church every Sunday and you believe yourself to be very religious and spiritual?”
“So why are you a racist if God created everyone equally? I mean do you give money to the beggars on the side of the road or do you spit at them as well?”
“Bleep bleep bleep they deserved it, I will beat the bleeping bleeps, that bleep. As for the beggars no, I will not. It could be Gods Angels standing on the side of the road so I must give generously to that person. What if I don’t, what will God do to me then?”
Right there is the reason I can’t stand religion, right there is one of the worst things I have ever come across. If it was only him to take that quote and make statements like that I wouldn’t be so irked by it each time. It honestly wouldn’t bother me. But people from all “sects” have quoted it and I am tired of its implications.
To me you should give to that person on the side of the road because they are human, they are in need and if you have something spare to give, if you have no use for it why not give it?
Why must it be because God said you must?
Why must it be because it could be one of his Angels?
Why must it be an “or else”?
Why can’t it be because that person is a person who could be you?
Why can’t it be just because?
Why must it always be based on a judgement call?
It takes the beauty of compassion out of it, it actually cheapens it for me, it makes it fake. Why should you only do it to get into heaven?
It’s an open ended question, I ask with my arms open looking to understand what I am obviously missing. There must be a missing link that I have not come across. What is it?