|Turn on the "Tube" and you can get a variety of Tel-evangelists spouting out damnation, salvation! There's one blonde that claims to be annointed, picks a verse in the bible, such as Psalm 63, and declares that God has spoken the magick number 63 to her and viewers should donate $63.00 and God will bless them. At the same time, scrolling at the bottom of the TV screen is a toll free number that will accept pledges. Do these people actually call that number and give her $63???? If 10 people call her, that's $630.00 and if 100 people call...assuming her broadcast is really moving out across the waves, that's $6300...Do the math!|
People are hungry for salvation and depending on their mode of living and trials, they will spend mega bucks for a ticket to paradise.
Sadly, we are locked into a world of materialism and dollar worship, controlled by masculine war mongers who blame women for all the ills of the world.
They love us but fear us, they worship us and degrade us, and much of this women-hatred stems from holy writ.
Mainstream Christianity believes in the infallible word of God that is written in the Holy Bible, ignoring the fact that man's hand has touched scriptures for the past 2000 years. Whatever man touches, he corrupts....since the beginning!
Not that I condone incestual relationships, but weeks ago, my favorite daytime drama, "The Guiding Light", aired for several months a story line that involved two cousins romantically involved. The storyline was powerful, overflowing with drama, sensuality and bittersweet moments shared by these two. After visiting several online message boards, I soon realized that the majority of "Christian-Types" who were viewers and had been long time viewers of this program were terribly annoyed and critical of the writers incestual storyline. They commenced to post bible verses, condemning the two, which instigated me to do a search of my own. The storyline was powerful, and didn't bother me at all. After all...it's daytime drama!
What I managed to locate was a couple of very disturbing verses that left a bad taste in my mouth.
Going into a deeper study, I found that a person having never read the bible before, may be inclined to reject this book based on the fact that it discusses, and sometimes, glorifies: adultery, incest, rape, mutilation, cannibalism, and murder.
An interesting verse found in Genesis 19: 4-8 reads as follows:
"And Lot went up to Zoar," reads a passage, "and stayed in the mountains, and his two daughters with him.... Then the firstborn said to the younger, 'Our father is old, and there is not a man on earth to come in to us after the manner of the earth. Come, let us make our father drink wine, and let us lie with him, that we may preserve our family through our father.' Thus both the daughters of Lot were with child by their father."
Cannibalism...oh yes, it can be found in II Kings 6:28,29
And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat him to day, and we will eat my son to morrow. So we boiled my son, and did eat him: and I said unto her on the next day, Give thy son,that we may eat him: and she hath hid her son."
What kind of messages does this send to our children, that happen among these Holy tidbits while reading the King James Bible?
Are we so naive as to believe our children do not "understand" anything but MTV, X-BOX, and PS2, and would just read over these verses without question?
Maybe 20 years ago, yes, but not our children of today. And people want to know why so many teenagers are claiming they are "Gay", "Lesbians", and feel that it's ok to have sex and get pregnant because the "Boogie Man (Abortionist)" is just around the corner! If things don't get in check pretty soon, Mickey D's may not be the only facility with a drive-by window!
So the next time you hear the fundamentalist cat-scratching about the ills of society, point them into the direction of man's holy corruption of the word of God.
I believe it was Jesus that said "Woe unto ye Scribes and Pharisees"....and I'll bet 99.9% of the Christian network has no earthly idea what he was talking about.
Moving into the New Testament, first of all there is the "fishy-bread" story.
"And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all. And they did all eat, and were filled. And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes. And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men."___Mark 6:41-44
Moving along in the book of Mark, a couple of chapters ahead...
"And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them; and they did set them before the people. And they had a few small fishes: and he blessed, and commanded to set them also before them. So they did eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets. And they that had eaten were about four thousand: and he sent them away."__Mark 8:6,9
Another odd peculiarity concerns what Jesus did after his baptism....Mark tells us:
"And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness. And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him."__ Mark 1:12,13
But, in the book of John, it depicts a different course of events transpiring after the baptism, claiming Jesus headed to a wedding in Cana
"And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him... The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Phillip... And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage___John: 1:32, 43 2:12
Doubting the word of God, No, absolutely not, only the hand of Man!