More on God:
People will say “I just don’t think something came from nothing”. Ahem… then where did God come from? What did he make himself from? If God can come from nothing and create heaven and Earth and the planets, then it’s just as likely, if not more so, that there was ‘a big bang’. And this God that created we humans and gave us a manual by which to live even though he sent His son to give his life for our sins- as we are his children. And the other universes that, apparently, don’t have life since the concept of life revolves around the Supreme Being as the one source all focused on the planet Earth.
And what is God’s goal? Are we an experiment or are we pets. Are we the characters in a simulated game through which another life form lives vicariously (think Sims)? Why is it that man was granted free will, yet, everything that happens is part of his plan and how can there be fate, destiny, God’s plan and free will all at once. God never gives us more than we can handle, yet people die from stress-related illnesses including suicide. And if, as in Christianity, Jesus gave his life that we would be saved so why do we have to get christened and baptized? Everything is applied as convenient to the situation. If a person dies it could be their time to go even if they die at the hands of another . So, what’s the point in thinking if you’re not really in control. But then again, we are in control of our actions and must obey the law of the land. We must also worship and even though God is omniscient, in some cases we have to confess–not to God, but to a man that is supposed to be the go-between although he’s simply another imperfect mortal. But then there are the times that we have to go through the hard times in order to get to God’s gift…as though we get tests…more like pop quizzes. Apparently, blessings await everyone that has faith and follow the word. I could never understand why there would be generations upon generations of starving and warring Africans, albeit war and starvation exist in other areas, it’s clearly more prevalent, enduring and concentrated in African and Middle Eastern regions. Sadly, most of the warring is over resources–distribution of them and proprietary rights to them. We are taught that the people that suffer in life do not suffer in the after life, but for real, what consolation is that? What it is, is the dogma that was spread among the impoverished populations so that there not be an apprising–tell the people that God promises them paradise in the after life but that in order to attain that paradise, one must obey the rules in a book that, up until recent decades, the average person couldn’t read. The truth is that I could ever imagine why one would live in a fantastical Disney-esque place like heaven and then create roaches and slugs and maggots and death and rotting et al. I had come to terms with the reason that feces stinks- so that we don’t eat it. One of the laws of nature that exists as part of our survival. I wondered about a lot of things that should not exist if there is a holy Father that wants nothing but the best for his children. But we are told God practices tough love. Additionally, this Father is content on staying out of sight for thousands of years before having a final show down with His arch-nemesis- Satan. Mind you- God created Satan, too, but like a rogue assassin, Satan has amassed a growing army and wants to challenge the authority of his creator.
For the pious, there would actually be no meaning to life without the daily worship of God. Instead of living life on Earth people live gingerly so that they might experience the God’s Kingdom postmortem. People don’t use foul language because of the Holy Book. I find that peculiar and it suggests that God speaks the same language even though the first spoken languages are not the languages spoken today, including the language of the original Biblical texts. Not only does he speak the same language but his slang evolves so that words that were once offensive are not and words that were once non offensive are now offensive to even God. Even though it is not physically harmful, it is one more thing that might jeopardize your ticket to heaven. I’m not even going to touch the notion of suicide bombing.
The rules of dress are always more strict for females. If God created women why does he care what you like like with clothes on–he created the nude female body. God isn’t the one in the pulpit getting hard. These rules are made to put the blame on women for being sexually appealing to men, who (and apparently God agrees) cannot control themselves if they see a woman’s shoulders or thighs. What does that say about men? Especially the religious men. Men made the rules to keep men in check, but many of those that subscribe to the various restrictions of attire do not understand that concept and, instead of thinking of other men as a threat, they think of women as a problem. Women are the ones that should be humble and avoid eye-contact. Women are punished for getting attention. In some cultures women are expected to commit suicide rather than disgrace the family with a pregnancy out of wedlock. It’s as though a phantom is knocking chicks up and the phantom is their own wild lust having gotten the best of them (never mind whether she is raped)
Virginia had laws against oral and anal sex, as well as living as a couple, out of wedlock. So, when having sex, we are supposed to stick to God’s approved positions. It’s hard to enjoy sex when your eternal life depends on how raunchy you want to be in the boudoir. It’s like having sex with your parents in the room. Sex is personal enough that it shouldn’t matter whether you are homosexual because what you do in the bedroom, much like what we do in the bathroom, is private. Less you choose to make it public, no one should have say in what you are doing as long as you are being safe, not spreading diseases, not having sex with children and not making babies you can’t or don’t intend to feed. And for those that declare that people choose to be gay, that would suggest that one chooses to be straight–not that it is a natural choice, and it further implies that heterosexuals have contended with homosexual urges.
Priests shouldn’t be required to be celibate. Clearly it’s not working. Apparently, when you take vaginas away from men, they make use of other holes. It’s been proven the case time and again, in the church and in prisons. After awhile, one should get the idea that maybe priests have natural urges and desires and maybe it’s not practical to think that they will be able to refrain or that they should have to refrain from engaging in sexual activities. If sex is such a beautiful thing and should take place between a man and a woman (in missionary position only) then surely, these men that give their lives to God and the church should afforded the same right to have sexual fulfillment. What is the church’s excuse for all the homoerotic activity and molestation that takes place amongst these men that are supposed to be servants of God. At the same time, as a unit, the Church is against gay marriage. There is a major contradiction here; the actions aren’t matching the words. Of course the Church doesn’t condone molestation, but what is there to be said about the correlation between the expectation of celibacy and the prevalence of sex abuse cases. Somethings got to give and it needs to be mindset of adhering to tradition over using common sense.