The Conventional “Christian Way”
“‘What is the purpose of Christianity’? Now that is a good question. Another good question is: “How is a Christian meant to live his/her life”? The average Christian might answer: “To bring people closer to God”, and “Like Christ lived His” respectively, but the unpleasant reality is that most Christians are really quite detached from God (although I am sure many will disagree, given that they are incredibly naïve), and the history of Christianity is one of division, religious indoctrination, and authoritarian control.
Nowadays, Christianity is something about which most Christians do not know that much. They do not know its history, and they do not really know what the Bible says. They know some of what it says, yes, but not most of it. Most Christians today are quite neutral about Christianity, and go to church because they feel they have to.
They attend church gatherings, don their guise of pretentious holiness for an average of 2 to 4 hours a week, and dissemble. After their obligations as church goers have been fulfilled, they revert to whatever lifestyle they kept prior to the church gathering. If you are Christian, it is likely that you know many of these kinds of people. They lead rather “unclean” lives, but go to church on a regular basis.
Keep in mind that I did not say “imperfect lives”, I said “unclean lives”. Perfection and cleanliness are two very different things. The former, is something we can never ascertain, and anyone who asserts otherwise (that you be “perfect”, or “mimic Christ” because He was perfect) is not to be paid any attention. Such a person is either naïve, or trying to trick you.
Attempting to openly mimic Christ or be perfect will only have you join a long and growing list of holier-than-thou hypocrites. You will succumb to the perceived obligation to uphold a fake persona of holiness that you will have to present before people. I assure you that you do not want that to happen to you, or anyone else that you may know.
Holier-than-though hypocrisy is inflicting itself upon almost every pastor on television, almost every person who has written a book about his/her experiences as a Christian, and almost every church goer assigned a position of authority within a church.
These people are pressured into appearing “holy” and “pure” for the sake of their public image, and as a result, they often live stressful double lives. They also do not do God any justice by pretending to be holy, as they are trying to please people. They are not trying to please God. They are squandering their efforts to be seen as perfect. They are hypocrites wanting to be seen by people as “clean before the Lord”.
If this in any way whatsoever describes you, then please, cease this nonsensical behaviour immediately. I am every bit as human as you are, pastors are every bit as human as you are, and the men who wrote the Bible were every bit as human as you are. Relax, be a good person, and enjoy life. Being connected to God is about you and God. Your relationship with God is no one else’s business. God knows your heart. There is no need to portray yourself in any specific light in conformity to other peoples’ sensibilities. Just be you.
Speaking of ‘just being you’: Do you know that there is a small village in Austria called “Fucking”? Yes it is spelled and pronounced that way, and is no expletive to the people there. In fact, they are shocked when English-speaking people reveal to them what the name of their town means in English. However, they are not about to change its name just because it offends a few English-speaking people, and they are not going to go to hell for the mere fact that the name of their town is as hilarious as it might be offensive.
My point is: what is in your heart is all that matters. It is a religious lie that saying the “f word”, “s word”, etc. is sinful/evil/whatever. It does not matter what comes out of your mouth if your heart is filthy. Make sure your spirit and soul are clean, before you ever start looking to please other people with pretentious cleanliness. The devil does not usually use “swearwords” or come in a satanic demeanour when he intends to deceive people. Rather, he utters niceties and presents himself pleasantly. The same is true of most serial killers and rapists. They are full of beautiful words and attractive demeanours, yet are internally diseased.
What offends other people is irrelevant to the truth, and simply having “non-offensive” things to say really does not mean much at all. It is a useless metric for the sanctity of one’s self. In fact, the majority of the men and women who claim not to speak “swearwords”, are hypocrites who are more concerned with what other people think of them than they are about actually being decent human beings.
I do not make use of any “bad words” in my book because there is no reason to. It is a matter of maintaining decorum, not a matter of maintaining pretence. There is a difference, and one needs to learn the distinction between the two. In life and in conversation it is not uncommon for me to use “offensive” terms, because it is funny and usually results in much joy and laughter for those with whom I am conversing. Expletives mean nothing to me.
If you utter “curse words” only when negativity is associated with them, then you need to deal with that negativity which plagues you. Once you do, you will either stop saying those words, or they will not mean anything to you any longer. Enjoy life, live life, and be happy. Your enemies may wish that you were God’s exception, but He brought us all to this life so that we may enjoy it, and contribute positively to the system within which His creations dwell. I will speak more about this as we move onward but for now, forgive my digression.
Now I was saying: that as a Christian, you probably know quite a few dishonest, church-going people. In fact, you may even be one yourself. You know the kind of people I am talking about: Folks who cannot live up to the standard they preach in church gatherings, and who probably like the “No one is perfect. We are all sinners” excuse.
“Who are you to judge me?”, many Christians are quick to say, once you have pointed any hypocrisy out to them. Note though, that I am not casting judgment of damnation upon anyone. I just tell it like it is. A spade is a spade, and a hypocritical Christian, is a hypocritical Christian.
Ironically, religious Christians are some of the most judgmental and insincere individuals I have ever known. Often expressing distaste at those who do not go to church or read the Bible, while it is usually in their very churches that evil runs most rampant with pretenders and with liars. I have seen the true nature of many church goers, and from what I have seen, I can confirm that demons go to church as well.
Couple this with the many false teachings embroiling the Christian religion, and we have a serious problem. “What false teachings?” you may ask. Well, there are many, and an entire book could be written about them. Although a section of this book will be dedicated to addressing them, you will see that I have far more important things to share with you.
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— Religion Exposed: Corruption, Deceit, & the Evil Spirits Responsible by Alexander J King
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