Monday, January 05, 2009

Mondo proves that religion divides

It’s been awhile since I have written about Pastor Mondo because I have been trying to ignore the bullcrap he writes in our local paper’s “Pastor’s Corner” and save myself the annoyance. But my husband pointed this one out from a couple weeks ago. Mondo intentionally proves that his religion is not a religion of peace, but a religion of divisiveness, pitting family members against each other, friends against friends, neighbor against neighbor. And he seems excited about it! Frightening that this guy lives in my area and that he has a whole flock of followers!

Is Jesus the Prince of Peace?

Notice what Jesus said He was not going to bring, peace! How do we make sense of this? The world has always been divided between those who are followers of the true God of Israel and those who are scoffers or haters of God and His truth. There is no middle ground, for Jesus said, “He who is not with Me is against Me” (Matthew 12:30). Jesus came to challenge each of us to make a choice as it relates to His claims as being the Savior of the World. I am a personal witness of seeing houses divided over the truth claims of Jesus. Sometimes, it’s a teenager standing with Jesus against the atheism of a parent, other times it’s a wife standing firm in the Truth while her husband is a mocker. Jesus said He came to bring division as it relates to who He is.

Mondo conveniently leaves out the part that he is responsible for that divisiveness and warring within families. He teaches them not to accept the other and get along in harmony, but to fight against that other person with differing beliefs. I have experience with this in my own family. Fundie family members who think they are better than the others and that the rest are somehow bad and worthy of going to their imaginary Hell, whatever they imagine it to be. And it isn’t the atheists or the ones who believe differently doing the banning of communication, it is the fundamentalist Christians who are brainwashed to think those who believe different are bad people.

Mondo shows just how right that Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and others about religion being evil. The holy text they follow is evil, and a threat to all when in the hands of these crazy fundamentalists who use interpret the Bible to war against fellow humans. It may not be a physical war, but it is a war they are promoting by brainwashing their sheeple that everyone who does not believe as they do is somehow bad.

Then after telling us that those of us who do not believe as he does will be ground to powder (Matthew 21:42-44), he ends by wishing everyone a “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year”. Well, it is said that truly crazy people don’t know they are crazy!

I pity these folks for the lives they lead, thinking they are somehow special and the rest of us are deserving of an eternity in torture. It’s all so unnecessary, all so pointless and counter-productive to all things civilized. Certain sects of Christianity, like Mondo’s are downright dangerous to humanity and goodness.

5 comments:

tina FCD said...

Like Larro response to his father-in-law after he said to him: I feel sorry for you Larro. (him being an atheist)
Larro responded with a chuckle, "I feel sorry for YOU."

Stardust said...

And I feel sorry for Mondo's need to delude himself with his version of a barbaric and cruel religion.

Jason H. Bowden said...

Many Christians tend to feel threatened when others do not believe in their imaginary friend, as if their omnipotent savior could be vanquished by a thought.

Muslims are worse -- they feel it is unfair that they submit to all of their bullshit and others do not, and see infidels as deviants that must be coerced or destroyed. Unlike the Christians and the Muslims, the Jews are God's Chosen People and feel no need to fight others-- unless you want to duke it out for God's Chosen Real Estate.

Stardust said...

Many Christians tend to feel threatened when others do not believe in their imaginary friend, as if their omnipotent savior could be vanquished by a thought.

That about sums it up. Their "faith" is fragile as a dandelion gone to seed. One little puff of doubt blows it all away. So they need to squelch others who do not share these beliefs, or try to get them on board the crazy train.

Tommy said...

Like Larro response to his father-in-law after he said to him: I feel sorry for you Larro. (him being an atheist)
Larro responded with a chuckle, "I feel sorry for YOU."


Reminds me of a time when my brother was taking another stab at sobriety and attending AA meetings after having fallen off the wagon. He was feeling all religious again and said to me, "It's too bad I won't see you in heaven." I should point out that he has since fallen off the wagon again and hasn't made an effort to be sober for years, even though his liver is shot. He is divorced and his ex-wife lives with them in the Poconos in Pennsylvania.

Ironically, my brother is currently about as close to a heaven as he can hope to get. He is living with another gullible woman who is divorced but who apparently got a decent amount of money from the settlement, she has a house where he can shack up in, and she is a bartender who lets him drink for free. I don't know how long this arrangement will last. Some women wise up to him after a few months. One poor shit head endured him for about 2 years before he sucked her completely dry.

But according to the Bible thumpers, if my brother sincerely accepts Christ shortly before he dies, he will go to heaven, whereas if his children do not, they will go to hell, when it was his irresponsible behavior that helped put them in their situation in the first place.