Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Christianity: A Cult of Death


Ever notice how so much of the doctrine and focus of Christianity revolves around their obsession with death? It is the driving force behind their entire belief system. It pervades their thinking and is endemic to their dogma. What is my evidence for this statement? Let’s examine the facts:

- They fully endorse the acts of genocide, infanticide, and mass killing of humans and animals depicted in the Old Testament as God directed or inspired, thus it’s justified and good.

- From there it centers on their man-god’s death by crucifixion and zombie like reanimation: Jesus as willing human-deity sacrifice, the “Lamb of God”, as a substitute for an animal burnt offering to the Godhead. Jesus worship centers more around his violent bloody and willing death than his life or alleged teachings.

Indeed, they flock to the theaters to watch Mel Gibson’s slasher film “The Passion of The Christ” to vicariously drench themselves in the gallons of fake blood, flayed skin, and grotesque over the top reenactment of what thousands of Jews went through during Rome’s occupation of Israel. Just as Easter passion plays do, the blood bath makes them feel refreshed and renewed; it has a cathartic effect, like mythical vampires satiated after feeding.

- They practice symbolic cannibalism drinking their man-god’s blood, eating his body. (Again, the vampire theme)

- The cross, an instrument of violent death is their symbol … one sub-cult likes it best with a bloody corpse hanging from it. This same sub-cult also reveres imitation death shrouds, and the severed body parts, “relics”, of dead martyrs.

- Some withhold medical technology and pharmaceuticals from their children and placidly accept their death because it’s “God’s will”. Others handle poisonous snakes in a bizarre dance of death, re-enacting a scriptural passage which promises them they won’t die from the bite. Many do.

- They call the imaginary place where their dead go “a better place”. Thus better to be dead than alive.

- They obsess about a life after death: Will they beam up in the Rapture, when graves will open and the dead will rise? Will they be left behind to suffer a hideous existence on Earth? Will they be good enough to “live for ever” in Candy Land with Jesus? Will they be sent to Hell, tormented and tortured for an eternity by a hideous demon without hope of the relief of death?

- Not being satisfied with their own obsession, they threaten non-believers with their imaginary Hell after death, as though our minds are of the same Play-Doh consistency as theirs. Indeed, in Revelations it says the saved in heaven will get to watch the hideous torments of those in Hell, like a bizarre sadistic spectator sport. Charming.

- They put to death Jews, Muslims, fellow Christians, “witches”, heretics, indigenous pagan peoples, gynecologists, and homosexuals in hideous ways, in the name of Jesus, and in monumental numbers over centuries, for their God willed it, or condoned it.

- They endorse war in greater numbers than non believers, or any other belief system save perhaps Muslims, as though it’s some sort of sacrament, always justifying it with “God is on their side”.

- While they despise Jews in private, and have been the root cause of Jewish persecution and misery for almost 2000 years, in public they support the Jews of Israel, praying for them to vanquish the Arabs in the hopes of their rebuilding The Temple. In so doing it will fulfill their death wish “End Times prophesy” … bring about Armageddon, the end of life on Earth as we know it … which they welcome with open arms.

Death, pain, death, eternal torture, death, destruction, death, reanimation, death, life after death; all at once they worship it, welcome it, embrace it, praise it, instigate it, and fear it. It pervades their scripture. Their shamans use it to instill fear and compliance in their children. Death obsession represents the foundation of their belief, without it their religion would have little meaning, and much less appeal to its adherents. Christianity is little more than a cult of death worship. Moloch would be envious of these followers’ death fixation.

A more grotesque and pitiful mind disease is hard for a thinking person to imagine.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

you claim christians support war more than anyone else. where is your proof of that?

DromedaryHump said...

Dear "Anon",
Thanks for asking. Interesting that's the only one of my contentions you are questioning.
I wonder, do you require proof for your theistic beliefs? nevermind... we know that answer.

Proof, no problem: try this for starters:
"those who oppose the war to liberate Iraq need to read God's Word." Blackaby said, "There is no question that the current war to liberate Iraq is a 'just' war – according to biblical standards."

read whole article: http://www.antiwar.com/orig/dow.php?articleid=4127

The theres this Poll data:
http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20080216/NEWS/802160305/-1/xml

But the most telling is this. Note how many Protestants and Catholics support torture, Vs "secular" respondents.
http://ncronline.org/NCR_Online/archives2/2006a/032406/032406h.htm

of course, Catholics have always been big supporters of torture, they virtually perfected it.

Show me any other religion or some atheist group who support the Iraq war and torture in the same numbers as xtians, and with the same undying fervor, and I'll send you $100.
Of course, then you'd actually have to reveal your name.

Hump

OJ said...

Oh I love watching atheists take the facts and set them out straight.

You mentioned Mel Gibson’s slasher film, “The Passion of The Christ.” You watched "The God Who Wasn't There" right? They counted the number of times that extra blood was used in "The Passion." Ridiculous.

The whole wearing of the crosses thing is funny too. I heard someone say once that if Jesus had been around more recently we'd be wearing model electric chairs round our necks instead of crosses.

Christians kill gynecologists!? Why on earth would they do that? I've never heard of such a thing before.

DromedaryHump said...

OJ,
Xtian murders of OBGYNs who perform abortions.

The season was open on them a few years ago: shootings, bombings of clinics. You must remember.

Jebus told em to kill for christ to save the zygots and fetuses.

GraceHead said...

Hello.

at the risk of sounding nit-picky...

Hell (as an eternal dwelling of the damned) is a teaching, like purgatory, that has no basis in scripture. It is a tradition that has become orthodox, but scripture as in most cases runs contrary to traditional viewpoints.
Consider John 3:16 ... "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, so that as many as believe in Him may not PERISH but have Eternal Life."

Life is a gift ... we are not owed life, but we each have it for a time. But it is inherently TEMPORARY ... having a beginning and an end. The doctrine of hell depicts no end ... no "PERISHING" ... but continued and unending conscious torment.

In reality, to accept the very Life of God is to be made alive by His life ... a Life that is unending and unbeginning .. .ETERNAL. To reject that Life is to remain temporal ... having no Eternal destiny.

To perish is to be UNFORMED to nothing .. and those that receive the second death to be made "no more" will have no thoughts to realize they have received it or not. Thoughts perish with those perishing

The serpent said: "You shall surely not die." ... and the church has been repeating the refrain, even when such teaching goes against the most popular verse ... John 3:16. Has not God said: "The soul that sins will die."??? Exact opposite of the serpent and the popular church dogma about hell.

Perish means perish.

Consider this:
1/14/06 - From God the Father
...Shall I, even I, torment My beloved, they who are tormented continually by he who is, and has, torment in his vesture? Satan is the tormentor. ... Become, again, a child of God, and learn to walk uprightly, leading others into love, by love, not fear.MORE of this letter about unbiblical "hell" HERE

18 reasons why in a single verse

Theological Myth - Unending conscious torture

DromedaryHump said...

Gracehead...
Thanks for the input, I think.

Frankly, your post is a little disjoined, but let me respond to your first statement. You said:

"Hell (as an eternal dwelling of the damned) is a teaching, like purgatory, that has no basis in scripture. It is a tradition that has become orthodox, but scripture as in most cases runs contrary to traditional viewpoints."

Well... YOU'RE WRONG!! Lets
start with these verses:

Revelation 20:13-15: "...hell delivered up the dead which were in them...And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."

Mark 9:43-48: And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched."

Revelation 21:8: "But the fearful, and unbelieving ... shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone."

Revelation 14:10: "...and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb."

Matthew 25:46: " And these shall go away into everlasting punishment."

There are many others.
So, now what?

GraceHead said...

dromedaryhump,

HELLO THERE!

You said: """Well... YOU'RE WRONG!! Lets
start with these verses:
Revelation 20:13-15: "...hell delivered up the dead which were in them...And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.""""

I love that first verse as a bolster of my point. On the "LAST DAY" hell is destroyed in the lake of fire. (That is what fires do ... destroy things, right?)

Wide is the path that leads to DESTRUCTION and many are on that path ... I suppose I would be more popular if I changed "DESTRUCTION" to "ETERNAL LIFE IN MISERY" ... but I don't like to change things like that ... do you?
;-)

2Pe 3:10
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.

AMEN!

There is coming a "last day" as it is written, in which "heaven and earth will pass away" or "be destroyed." The point is that the punishment is beyond the duration of those punished. It is like a man given 5 consecutive life sentences ... we are smarter then to think that such a man will automatically live five times as long then before his sentence. Rather, we intuitively know that he will not last until the duration of the sentence. So, when I read that there will be an "eternal punishment" for the damned, I do not believe that the damned have the eternal life needed to last in a perpetual conscious state nor withstand the fire longer then anything else in creation. Nor do I think God so cruel as to torment them until the time of breaking, and then waken the faint and mend their wounds so that He could torment them again, and once they break from that torment to bandage again and awaken them again just so that He could torment them some more. Surely, this is not consistent with any of scripture, yet that is the implication of saying that they will "suffer everlasting conscious punishment." Nor is it logical to say that those that LACK eternal life, will somehow be able to live eternally!?!?

This is also typified when people use Mark 9:43-48 as support for the conscious torture notion - " 'their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched." Is this Jesus' way of saying that everyone in hell is indestructible? Of course not, He is saying that the Fire is indestructible, NOT those thrown into it ... Likewise it is the worm that does not turn, not those subject to the worm that supposedly have enough substance to satisfy a worm that does not turn for ages and ages endlessly having enough to feed a worm that does not turn. That is not only counter to logic, but it is counter to what Jesus just said right before: "hell, where the fire never goes out." (verse 43)

This error is also perpetuated by the mistranslation of this support passage: 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9 "They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the majesty of his power"

In Dallas we have a monument called the "eternal flame." It isn't really eternal, but for argument's sake, lets say that it really is. Now, if I take a blade of grass and put it in the fire, does the blade of grass become eternal or is it destroyed?

This is quite obvious. The eternal fire does not make everything eternal that is exposed to it ... Rather the eternal fire destroys everything that is not likewise eternal.

Hence, when one reads in scripture about everlasting destruction, one should not assume that whatever is destroyed becomes everlasting. That would be illogical and counter-intuitive. However, that is exactly what Christians are saying when they talk about unending conscious torture.

Essentially, I gather that a prevalent myth is saying that every soul is indestructible / immortal and has everlasting life ... even those in the Eternal Fire subjected to the damnation. HOWEVER, immortality and everlasting life is a promise of the Gospel. What an empty offer that would be if everyone already had that! Christ's accomplishment on Calvary would have been in vain.

"Fear the One that can destroy your soul."- Jesus, speaking of the Father.

"Fear the One that would torment you til you pass-out, and then awaken you for more torment until you pass out, and on and on without an end. He couldn't destroy an immortal everlasting soul of the damned even if He tried." - Christians, while talking about the Father.

See the difference?

DromedaryHump said...

Gracehead asks:
"See the difference?"

To be honest, I didn't spend an aweful lot of time reading your post. I know where you are going, and, more importantly, where you're coming from. So let me answer your question plainly, and hopefully with finality:

Yes..I see the difference.
The difference is between YOUR preferred interpretation of scripture and the mainstream Christian interpretation. That such differences exist is no surprise. It's partly why there are some 2800 different Xtian sects/sub-cults.

Christians (and non Xtians) have been interpreting / reinterpreting the bible for centuries. That you individually, or as a result of the teachings by whatever sect / sub-cult you belong to, choose to interpret that the bible doesn't threaten a hell, a long term place of firey retribution/punishment is honkey-dory with me. If you want to interpret that jesus was actually buddhist, thats fine too... others have.

The Trinity is also not a biblical concept(except to buffoons who unknowingly accept the 4th century re-write of John), but it is Christian doctrine for most sects.

See the point is this: Whether written by religious fanatics and included in the pre- Council of Nicacea collection of nonsense (AKA the Bible), or added by latter cultists as their "post scripts" , it's all superstitious babble and part and parcel to a self inflicted mind disease.

My post is geared toward mainstream Christian beliefs and doctrinal interpretation. If I tried to tailor it to every sect, sub-cult, perversion of verse, and individual "revelation" it wouldn't be a blog, it would be an on line encyclopedia.

Bottom line... with or without Hell doctrine, Christianity's infatuation with and devotion to death remains a foundational aspect of their hideous belief.

Horus Aegir said...

Love it. A++ I was raised Christian. I FUCKING LITERALLY worshipped death. Me being a bisexual and all, you could probably guess it wasn't easy hating myself. I didn't know that anything else existed. I was raised to hate and feign kindness. Needless to say, I grew up to be a fantastic liar. I mean, I remember loving the idea of people being tortured in the name of God. I thought that they were bad people if they didn't believe. And their children would grow into heathens, so I didn't have quams with their horrific deaths either. I thought drinking Jesus' blood was the shit. Then I finally stepped back and said, "FUCK THAT SHIT!" After I was about 17 I realized eating some dead Demi-god probably wasn't to heathly for you... Also there was that thing about him condoning my horrific torture,then death, then horrific undead torture. Guess Jesus isn't into LGBT. Who would'a thought?

gospelmidi said...

I am a Christian, a follower of the Lamb Who died to atone for our sins, Who after being fully dead and buried for three days and three nights, rose from death unto eternal life. And so shall we who believe in Him, who trust in Him alone for the forgiveness of all our sins and for the gift of eternal life with Him.

But your condemnation is just, that many Christians pursue and practically worship death more than the Lord of Life, Who died in our place as our substitute, rose again, and became a life-giving spirit. Instead of celebrating life and the gift of zoe-life - life eternal and life in the Spirit - many Christians consciously check out of this life and have our being in only the life to come, which is an existence unworthy of the ransom price of His blood, hardly the great end and real business of living. Whether the cause is lovelorn depression or end-of-life loneliness, midlife crisis or loss of loved ones, lifelong failure or unrelenting physical pain, the effect is the opposite of His intent, for which He gave His life that we might truly live.

And such were some of you, and I as well. I and some of you fixed our eyes upon the futile goal of never having been born, even putting that purpose on His throne in our hearts, as if to provoke Him to jealousy. Yet He died for even such treason to be forgiven.

“I, wisdom, dwell with prudence,
And find out knowledge and discretion.
The fear of the Lord is to hate evil...

"Blessed is the man who listens to me,
Watching daily at my gates,
Waiting at the posts of my doors.
For whoever finds me finds life,
And obtains favor from the Lord;
But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul;
All those who hate me love death.”

"But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God — and righteousness and sanctification and redemption..."

"I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; that you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days..."

Dromedary Hump said...

Thanks for that genuine Christian gibberish. Normally I'd delete such foolishnes, but I think my readership will find a grain of entertainment in your platitudinous droning.

May I suggest you eat your lamb medium rare, with a nice mint jelly sauce.
It will serve you better than your childlike delusion.

Get well soon.

Stuart Jesus Gibson Satterfield Christ said...

Well, Some Christians are like, what you described (In this Blog entry). But, SO MANY Christians are NOT ..... Like you describe. [ "Death Obsessed" ] And, As THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST, I can SURELY Tell You guys, that upon the death of our physical bodies .... There *IS* an Afterlife > Which consists of Heaven (different layers of It) and ALSO > REINCARNATION. Early (Or "Ancient") Christians, UNIVERSALLY ..... Believed in : Reincarnation, Just like Buddhists and Hindus and ETC. However, Emperor Constantine and the Roman Catholic Church *CHANGED* a bunch of things ..... And forced Christians to believe In : "One Life to Live and then Heaven or Hell." *THIS* is Not .... Not the way it Works. Heaven is the Home Base between LIFETIMES. Now, Since I was JESUS CHRIST # 1 ...... I happen to *KNOW* That the Life of Jesus Christ over 2,000 years ago, was NOT MYTHOLOGY or FICTION. The Federal Bureau of Investigation [USA] They KNOW that I am : THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST, And so does Obama. We are all waiting for the : "GREAT TRIBULATION", to happen *ANY TIME SOON*. (Google : GREAT TRIBULATION). Right now, We are IN a Modern Day, Historical and Biblical Period called : "THE PRE-TRIBULATION", But the "PRE-TRIB" Period, Is almost over (Lasting for More than 8 years). World War Three .... Is already IN the "Toddler Stage", and MAY go Nuclear. Planet Nibiru ..... Is on It's way back towards Earth (which may cause a POLE SHIFT of 27 degrees ! ) I have IDENTIFIED : Ex-President GEORGE W. BUSH, As the Nostradamus' 3rd Antichrist : "MABUS" , and the USA Federal government KNOWS That. But, I am still trying to decide, WHO is the "BIBLICAL ANTICHRIST", Out of : Obama, Pope Francis, Prince William, Prince Charles, Prince Harry, OR ....?? Anyway, stick my shorter name (Stuart Satterfield) in to www.yahoo.com and Watch for the POP UPS. After viewing the "POP UPS", Yall can Research my Timeline on Facebook. The Profile PIC is of Two Dogs HUGGING EACH OTHER. I am the REINCARNATION Of "JESUS OF NAZARETH" ....... JESUS Was and *IS* Real ..... And he is NOT OBSESSED WITH *DEATH*. Signed, STUART JESUS GIBSON SATTERFIELD CHRIST, TEACHER and WORLD MESSIAH

Dromedary Hump said...

Get well soon, Stuart.