You can’t see me and yet you want me to follow your ways-Ways in the Christian religion

Temple

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Wake up- your body is the temple of God

I am sick and tired of would be “Christians approaching me with an invitation to their church. Without inquiry as to where I come form and what I believe in, they are quick to judge and tell me to “come and be saved”. The only salvation I need is from you and your church. The bible state that ones body is the temple of God. If that does not seem clear to you, it means, I can worship God at any time and anywhere, without need to come to your church and donate! Wake up and smell the coffee-church in this light is nothing but a scam.

Who am I to you?

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You can’t see me and yet you want me to follow your ways

The day is August 25 in the year 2011 and I am pretty much irritated by the world’s lack of perspective in terms of religion. The “Christian religion” on the streets in particular. Why am I the bad guy? Why do you not want to hear my story? Why do you judge me before I have uttered a word?

Judge not

As mentioned above, there is this condescending approach to the whole aspect of religion by “Christians” if you are a passer by. It seems not to be about God anymore but what denomination you belong to. By the mere fact that you have asked me to come to your church and be saved, you have asserted two facts, either the church I belong to is no good or I do not belong to a church, therefore by your standards am not Christian. My advice is you pack up your pamphlets, go back home and meditate on what “Judge not” means.

Lead by example

I have seen and met great people who I have felt so curious about that I have asked what the principle in their life was. This is because without calling me to their church r preaching to me, their command showed a dignity that warranted my respect back to them. A gentleness that made me bow, a perspective of the world that was selfless. When I see some of my “Christian” brothers and sister, I just feel like I am coming up against a skewed judge. I ask you; I implore you, to lead by your actions and not the might of your voices or church.

Conclusion

I do not mean to offend those genuinely following the Christian faith (hence the quotes though out this opinion). There are many good people out there who believe in good and try to do good as much as they can. Amongst them are those who do not believe in the existence of God. I believe in God and would feel very comfortable to share my faith with out being asked to join a church or being pre-judged in some way.For those who think their church is best, for those who have no respect for the passer by on the street who you neither know nor care to, for those who think they are holier than thou, all I can say is, you are way off the beaten track. If you are into the teachings of Christ, you can serve a better purpose in life than being used as an instrument of judgement by your church.

Christian Hypocrites

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cooldad 5 years ago from Florida

Great hub, I feel your pain.

I think some Christians act this way because they feel they are doing God's work and that blinds them to the reality around them.

I remember going to church as a kid and sometimes a member of the choir would sing a solo. Nine times out of 10, the singing was terrible and dogs were lucky not to be in the pews for fear of their ears bleeding. But every time, the preacher would say, "Praise the Lord, what a beautiful solo," and the congregation would clap in agreement.

It's ok to tell someone they aren't very good sometimes, that the solo sucked big donkey balls. But a lot of Christians lack that perspective in life. They just smile and try to save everyone.


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Alladream74 5 years ago from Oakland, California Author

@cooldad. Agreed. Again I think honesty is the best policy. Thanks for checking in


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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

"The only salvation I need is from you and your church." - Yes, indeed all people need, is to get rid of the plate for collection, of pedophile priests and then, we can maybe try to start over again.

The chains are breaking and I am happy for that. Thank you for writing this. Cheers!


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Randy M. 5 years ago from Liberia, Costa Rica

Interesting. I just read a previous hub about paganism gaining ground in the U.S. Check out that hub. Declare yourself free of the chains of institutional Christianity!!


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Randy M. 5 years ago from Liberia, Costa Rica

Interesting. I just read a previous hub about paganism gaining ground in the U.S. Check out that hub. Declare yourself free of the chains of institutional Christianity!!


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Alladream74 5 years ago from Oakland, California Author

@Mr.Happy.Hopefully we will start over sooner rather than later.Thanks for passing by

@Randy M. Thanks for the lead.could you send me/post the link to the hub,i would be interested in reading it.Thank you for your comments


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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Here's a link that can help people understand that there is more to this Life than the three-dimensional perspective which we are used to: http://spirit-whisperer.webnode.com/johannes-di-si...

I suppose I'm a pagan : / lol


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FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

this aspect of hypocrisy is one of the major reasons why I am agnostic. It's not the only one, but a major factor. It is also why I don't believe you have to belong to a church or other place of worship to be spiritual. I find I feel the most spiritual when I am outside and among nature.


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Alladream74 5 years ago from Oakland, California Author

@Flora. Yes I second you on that,I believe one can and should be in worship wherever they are.Thanks for passing by.


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK

Totally understand you. I actually tweeted this quote a few days ago: ~ "People can preach a better sermon with their lives, than with their lips." – Goldsmith

Anyway, I saw your comment on my Hub and thought I better drop by to wish you a belated Happy Eid. I assumed by your name that you would be celebrating Eid.

If otherwise - Still wishing you happiness and peace with your family. :)


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Alladream74 5 years ago from Oakland, California Author

@Lady_E. Thanks for your support and good wishes. The name is supposed to be " All a dream" so it has nothing to do with Islam by the way. Sorry for the confusion.


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK

Wow... how interesting is that.

I do get cuckoo sometimes. All A dream.... Mmmmh.

Cheers. :)

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