I can’t really call myself a Christian. I believe in the heart of the Christian message, which is that God is Love and that Love is Unconditional. But I don’t put any stock in Jesus’ Miracles or the Resurrection being real, physical events. Rather, they are beautiful metaphors for the Life of the Soul. If Christianity is totally dependent upon the Resurrection of Christ being a real physical event, then it is in deep and serious trouble. And it is. It’s why in two thousand years since it’s founding, it hasn’t changed, only morphed into something that brands itself as “civilized” while still practicing the essentials of blood sacrifice. Today, it stones its members with words instead of rocks.
This week, the Catholic church denied communion to a lesbian couple that had attracted their attention. The best definition I learned of “sin” is that it stands for “Self-Inflicted Nonsense”, and there is not a better example of that than the event I just mentioned. My definition aside, the biggest sin is not that of a lesbian couple living together in a committed relationship, but the Catholic Church’s decision to deny the couple communion. In other words, the church has taken on itself the role of Final Judge and Arbiter and is trying to pretend it can block this couple from the God who Loves them. The church is playing God instead of leading people to Him. The latter, in my opinion, is the church’s only major function.
Talk about being blind to the log in your own eye…
Frankly, most Christian churches have no real focus on what their religion is supposed to be teaching; and it’s because none of the people who are leading the churches know what it is. Instead, they are play acting, taking out their own judgmentalism and self-righteousness on the people they are supposed to be leading to the Truth. The Truth is that no matter what a church or minister or anyone else says, if you want salvation, you’ve got to do the work yourself. Otherwise, just label your god as a chief enabler, which is exactly what a lot of churches have become.