Christian idiocy at its best.
The thing about being “holy” and “just” in the eyes of thier lord that really ,really pisses me off is that it gives them a sense of power and entitlement. Case in point: In Florida, a Jacksonville Christian church has threatened to “go public” with their knowledge of a sexual relationship between one of their parishioners and her new boyfriend. (link)
The woman is not married, so she’s not screwing around on anyone. She’s single, healthy, and now has a boyfriend to whom she is no married. This means she is “living in sin”. Thing is, she (stupidly) confessed her “sin” to the minister this church in an attempt to get forgiveness for it. But, as her guy seems to be better at making her happy than the church was, she’s refused to leave him. Instead, she opted to leave the church.<BR>
<BR>But, like the spurned and jealous thing it is, the church is taking its revenge. Even though the woman doesn’t attend any longer, the minister is going to announce her “sins” in front of the whole congregation so everyone will know what an evil, godless harlot she is. (My guess is that half the congregation will despise her, and the other half will want her phone number. Either way, she’s screwed.)
While all this seems harsh, I want to point out that, theologically, she got off lucky. Whenever you leave a religion that you’ve bought into, it gets messy.
Scientologists send crack re-programmers after you, no matter where you go.
Jehovah’s Witnesses “shun” you… meaning you can’t ever talk to your own spouse and children, even if you live in the same house with them.
Islam, of course, is the simplest. A person who leaves thier faith is to be killed.
I am convinced that if every religion got together and held an amnesty day… a day when you could leave the faith forever with no punishment… these churches and mosques would be considerably emptier from that day on.
Written by Wm. Hopper, http://www.heathensguide.com.
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