LORDS OF APATHY

December 17, 2008

ONE OF MANY REASONS WHY I LOATHE CHRISTIANITY (CHRISTMAS EDITION)

Romans 13:1-10: Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God... For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake.

Are you fucking kidding me?? If you want to pick one passage from the bible that totally solidifies my abhorrence and utter disregard for christianity, that'd be a good starting point...In other words: Bow down to these shitbags; -in the name of the lord...

4 comments:

ULAND said...

Dude, the Romans passages is in the context of the new, "Godly" authority that is [i]supposed to come[/i], it isn't about loving any government/authority.
You can't take all this stuff out of historical/theological context , as though how we read it now ( after how many translations?) 1500 years later, is obviously what they meant.
I don't understand how critics of all Christianity read the Bible as though it's one long book of rules or something. That's not how it works. At least not in High Church traditions.

Snickerdoodles McPoppycock said...

What about the parts about owning slaves, and stoning your kids to death? How'd I take that out of context?

ULAND said...

According to most Christian traditions , Old testament "rule" passages are to be read in the context of Judaism before Christ. Christ dropped in to radically change things and reshape the whole Judaic tradition. Old is old, new is new.
I'm not even a Christian, btw, I just think sometimes its way too easy a target.

ULAND said...

According to most Christian traditions , Old testament "rule" passages are to be read in the context of Judaism before Christ. Christ dropped in to radically change things and reshape the whole Judaic tradition. Old is old, new is new.
I'm not even a Christian, btw, I just think sometimes its way too easy a target.