Posts Tagged ‘sacrifice’

I am grateful

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

I am grateful for the lumberjack who fell the tree.

I am thankful for the carpenter who hewed the tree into a cross.

I am appreciative for the blacksmith who fashioned the nails.

I am beholden to the merchants who sold these items to the Roman army.

I am thankful for the moneychangers who financed these transactions.

I am grateful for the appointed representatives of the Jewish government.

I am thankful for Pilate and his soldiers.

I am especially beholden to the people who voted for, paid for and in anyway supported these murdering governments.

I am particularly thankful for Jesus who ordered his brethren to pay for his murder and very thankful that he ordered all of his subsequent disciples down through the years to pay for their version of murdering governments.

I am especially grateful to Paul who ordered all the Christians to vote for, pay for and support their version of murdering governments for the last 2000 years.

Without all of these contributors to murder I would not have anyone to save!

God

The Christian idea of “sacrifice” is bull shit!

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

The Christian idea of “sacrifice” is bull shit. The idea that Jesus “sacrificed” Himself to save all the sinners is just flat out bullshit. Jesus sacrificed nothing. Assuming he is the Son of God right now then his position today is exactly the way God created it in the first place. Nothing lost. And only through loss can there be a sacrifice.

Yes, he suffered a great deal of pain for the express purpose of demonstrating to his flock what a bunch of murderers they are but hey that hardly qualifies his death as a “sacrifice.”

How in the hell did a “murder” get turned into a “sacrifice?”

If it was a genuine sacrifice, why didn’t Jesus just jump off a cliff?

Why exactly did he have to use or manipulate others into killing him? Who does that to the ones they love?

How in the hell did murder by government get turned into a sacrifice by the murdered victim?

Because, some Christian will say, He was the Son of God and could have stopped it at any time.

Oh really? You are the Son of God and you cannot cure yourself of the common cold let alone call down angels to wipe out Washington DC so why do you think Jesus was any different than you?

It is right there in your Bible. Jesus called us brothers. See Hebrews 2:11-13. He said we could do everything he could do and more as John 14:12-14 points out.

“I tell you the truth. The person that believes in me will do the same things I have done. Yes! He will do even greater things than I have done. Why? Because I am going to the Father. And if you ask for anything in my name, I will do it for you. Then the Father’s glory will be shown through the Son. If you ask me for anything in my name, I will do it.” (ERV)

It was murder by government! In fact, it was murder by two governments. The Israelite government (call it the state government) and the Roman government (call it the federal government.)

Not any different than the governments you and your forebears created, vote and pay for!

Today, we kill Jesus with drones. We dispensed with the charges, trial, conviction and the appeals. We kill him using your sons and daughters as the executioners. We imprison him for using drugs and kill him if he resists. We put him away forever for changing marigolds into marijuana. We must inspect and force him to pay a tax on the water he turns to wine. We force him at the point of a gun to support your governments with his labor. We demand he sign a pact with the devil on a 1040 form. We have burdened him with 10’s of thousands of rules and regulations. We insist he use counterfeit money produced by the moneychangers. We demand to see him naked before he flies. We insist that his entourage carry no assault swords. We arrest him for visiting Mary Magdalene.