People always refer to sin. I am used to hearing preachers hammer congregations about their sins and how they must repent. You see people cry, and raise their hands towards heaven during altar calls. They are ‘Saved”. Saved from what? Funny though, this never resonates with me anymore. I think to myself, “What sin did I commit this week that is so bad that I am to cry and beg forgiveness at the altar like some people. I wonder to myself, “What the heck have they done that is so bad?’ I look down my block and see guys go off to work everyday, then return at night. I wonder what they could have done so bad….while trying to make a living for their families. Are they breaking the ten commandments right and left…murdering, stealing, breaking the Sabbath, etc. Are people expected to be perfect and never let a thought enter their minds that is not pure?
Maybe if I were a pastor, I would come to realize that people are sinning right and left, and how pitiful they are. But I don’t see it in my extended family, and anybody I know….only maybe in the paper….and on Sundays at the end of church.
I don’t get how God would expect everyone to be perfect….after he gave us all free will. I don’t expect it of my own kids, and surely wouldn’t throw them into a fire if they made a mistake. I think all this is BS invented by man meant to control people.
But I still say, man needs religion…he seems to need it for strength, hope and direction, and I don’t say do away with it. Just don’t let anyone make you feel like a piece of crap, just because you are human, and sure as hell, don’t send anybody any money.