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Sunday, 08 February 2009

¿SALVATION COMES IN THE MORNING...RIGHT?


With church attendance dropping (AMEN) and religion increasingly being associated with extremism, more persons no longer find religion a relevant part of their lives. The view is that reality AND consciousness have changed so much that we must build a new spiritual outlook to cope with the new ideas. Doesn’t it make sense? We without question attend man's churches where they CONSTANTLY preach HATE, ABUSE their members and LIE in the name of the Lord. Funny how things haven’t changed huh? The world has come a long way, but it seems to me that we’ve haven’t left the dark ages. All they’ve done is change the target of hatred and poured their energy into it. Yet most of us sit our DUMB ASSES in the seats jumping up and down where GOD is the dollar every Sunday and we think EVERYTHING is fine…WELL THEY ARE NOT! The GREAT book says he without sin cast the first stone...right?  Yet HOMOSEXUALITY is the DARKEST prejudice where man can conveniently have something to HATE plus elevate themselves above a group of people. Whatever happened to fellowship AND a REAL sense of belonging? Whatever happened to taking care of each other in the way God asks us to? Whatever happened to seeking emancipation from ALL forms of slavery? Pity how when we get saved from sins, man SAVES us from our senses as well…We, as a people, need to realize that we all must take responsibility for our thoughts, words and deeds and stop looking for forgiveness and salvation on Sunday morning. We are all one species here on Earth, and the purpose of our being here is not to serve God as we have been taught; we are here to guarantee the continuation and survival of our species, the human race. This survival code has been written into the DNA code, and yet, the very first thing the religious warmongers did was make us feel like they could bring us to SALVATION from our sinful ways. Rather than GUARANTEE the survival of world this world, they sold us some bullshit notion that this world is about those that are for God and those that are NOT! So they demonize AND vanquish rather than preach God’s word…WE HAVE GOT IT SO WRONG & WILL NEVER GET THE SALVATION WE SEEK AS LONG AS WE PERSIST IN THE TRADITIONS TAUGHT TO US BY THE RELIGIOUS SOCIETIES. THINGS ARE FUCKED UP BECAUSE WE HAVE PLACED OUR FAITH IN MAN-MADE DOCTRINES & WE’VE YET TAKEN RESPONSIBILITY FOR OUR OWN SALVATION. WE NEED TO QUESTION EVERYTHING WE’VE BEEN TAUGHT ABOUT RELIGION. WE NEED TO PRACTICE THE THINGS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN OUR HEARTS, IT IS CALLED THE GOLDEN RULE…LOVE EACH OTHER AS CHRIST LOVES US, IT IS THE ONLY WAY WE CAN GET THE SALVATION WE SEEK…

25 comments:

  1. While I love your blogs I tend to disagree with your thoughts on religion. A lot of what you speak is true and I am no Bible or religious scholar to explain everything, only my experiences with being a Christian. True a lot of the world's problems and wars were religious but I like to think without that religious freedom I wouldn't be here today, figuratively and literally.
    I think a lot of what you said in this blog exposes the corruptness of the present day church as a whole. I do not think religion is a myth; how does the saying go there is always some truth to a lie. Moreover in the fact that people are attending church less as a whole African Americans statically tend to be more religious than the general US population. http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/01/30/african-americans-top-us-religious-measures-pew/
    But to close I agree with a lot on what you said about the church on homosexuality. It almost seems hypocritical and that's why I am very careful about what church I attend because every church is not 'Holy'.

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  2. KEITH JONES - YOU SPEAK OF FREEDOM...WHAT FREEDOM DO YOU REALLY HAVE?

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  3. the power of the church is a scary thing. it's like they warp Jesus' views

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  4. Hello
    It has a nice blog.
    Sorry not write more, but my English is bad writing.
    A hug from my country, Portugal

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  5. The power is scary as hell....pun intended.....I feel all gays have different views on Jesus......Some stronger then others......But well done Gayte.....

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  6. well I understand exactly what you said. I dont know why we as humans are like such. The bible does not speak of man and man relationships...but who am I to judge. I love people as human beings. I dont like when the church speaks on gay relationships...cos its wrong. How can you criticize something that you didnt make. God says to forget, forgive, and to let go and let him handle all. THEN WHY CANT WE DO JUST THAT!!!

    Anyways, Gayte, love you just as you are. DONT CHANGE A THING..MUAH!

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  7. There is just too many angry, unhappy and ignorant people in the church

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  8. OYIN - I COULDN'T CHANGE IF I TRIED

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  9. You already know I share many of your sentiments. However, there are ministries that affirm all of God's children. The best we can do is study sacred texts on our own and attempt to embody peaceful and just characteristics.

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  10. swoooooooonderful...hahaha


    MUAH

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  11. Ok , I agree that the church has screwed thing up royally with the direction of it's teaching.

    However I think the disenchantment with the church poses a great danger to society and the black community in particular.

    Our moral code and laws are church based and the destructive behavior that has led to the ailments tthat effect the black community, STDs, unwed mothers, crime, education were policed by the church.

    I am more in favor in of reform in religion than abandonment.

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  12. 'THE PURPOSE OF OUR BEING HERE IS NOT TO SERVE GOD AS WE HAVE BEEN TAUGHT, WE ARE HERE TO GUARANTEE THE CONTINUATION OF & SURVIVAL OF OUR SPECIES..." MY HEAD STARTED TO SPIN WHEN I READ THIS LINE. I THOUGHT, "DOES THAT MEAN I AM LIVING A LIE AND THAT WHAT I DO IS NOT REAL"?

    BUT THEN I TOTALLY UNDERSTOOD WHERE YOU'RE COMING FROM. EVEN IN MY POSITION, THERE ARE A NUMBER OF THINGS I SEE WITHIN THE CHURCH THAT I COMPLETELY DISAGREE WITH AND THAT MAKES ME ANGRY. MY CONSCIENCE FINDS IT HARD TO EMBRACE THEM.

    BUT THEN I CAME TO UNDERSTAND THAT JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE IS A PRIEST, FOR EXAMPLE, DOES NOT NECESSARILY MEAN HE REPRESENT GOD BY HIS ACTIONS OR THINKING. SO, I HAD TO LEARN NOT TO JUDGE GOD BY WHAT OTHERS WHO CALL THEMSELVES CHRISTIANS DO BECAUSE MOST OF THEM SOW DIVISION AND HATRED AND CONFUSION. IF I WAS TO FOLLOW THEM, I WOULD GET LOST. SO, I ASK FOR WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE EACH TIME I PRAY, I DO NOT RELY ON MAN FOR GUIDANCE, IRRESPECTIVE OF HOW HIGH HIS POSITION IS WITHIN THE CHURCH.

    I GO TO CHURCH EVERY SUNDAY AND SOME OF THE THINGS I HEAR SPEWING OUT OF OUR PRIEST'S MOUTHS MAKES MY BLOOD BOIL. AND SOME OF THE THINGS I SEE THE SO-CALLED CHRISTIANS DO WITHIN THE GATES OF THE CHURCH MAKES OTHER PEOPLE LOSE FAITH IN GOD AND THEY ACTUALLY END UP LEAVING THE CHURCH FOR GOOD. AND THIS IS SOO WRONG.

    BUT GOING TO CHURCH IN ITSELF IS NOT JUST WHAT GOD IS LOOKING FOR. WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS YOUR FAITH IN GOD; IT'S THE KIND OF PERSON YOU ARE ON THE INSIDE; IT'S YOUR ACTIONS. NOT JUST GOING TO CHURCH.

    THERE'S A STORY IN THE BIBLE WHERE CHRIST WAS SOLD TO BE CRUCIFIED. AND WHO WERE THE INSTIGATORS? THE HIGH PRIESTS! SO, WHAT DOES THAT TEACH ABOUT MAN? DO NOT PUT YOUR FAITH IN MAN. IF I COULD TELL YOU SOME OF THE THINGS PRIESTS DO IN THE COVER OF DARKNESS, YOU WOULD BE SHOCKED. BUT THINK OF WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING WITHIN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.

    THERE WAS A TIME WHEN I WAS IN TURMOIL BECAUSE ALTHOUGH I AM A CHRISTIAN, I COULD NOT FIND IT IN MY HEART TO HATE A HOMOSEXUAL PERSON. I KNOW THAT IT IS IN THE BIBLE SOMEWHERE, BUT MY CONSCIENCE WAS IN CONFLICT WITH THIS TEACHING. UNTIL IT 'CAME' TO ME THAT WHAT GOD HATED WAS PROMISCUITY. AND HE HATES PROMISCUITY BECAUSE IF YOU PRACTISE IT, IT MEANS THAT YOU ARE DISRESPECTING GOD BY DISRESPECTING THE SPIRIT THAT LIVES WITHIN YOU (PARDON MY ENGLISH HERE, I CAN'T FIND THE RIGHT WORDS). AND THAT SPIRIT IS GOD, HENCE THE SAYING 'MAN IS MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD'.

    LET ME STOP HERE.

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  13. I let religion go a long time ago. When I realized just how much damage Christianity has done to this world, I said no more.

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  14. LOSOJOSNUEVOS – I KNOW THERE ARE MINISTRIES THAT ACCEPT ALL OF GOD’S CHILDREN; HOWEVER THEY ARE NOT IN THE MAJORITY & I WILL CONTINUE TO PUT THINGS OUT THERE UNTIL THEY ARE…

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  15. CLNMIKE – SO AM I…I AM NOT ABANDONING THE CHURCH, JUST THE IDEA OF WHAT IT MEANS TODAY…

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  16. SHALLOTTE – AS ALWAYS I LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR COMMENTS AS WE THINK ALIKE & IT IS REFRESHING TO HAVE WHAT I PUT HERE BEING QUESTIONED OR AGREED UPON. IT IS INTERESTING HOW WE BOTH FELT UPSET @ THE THOUGHT OF THE CHURCH TEACHINGS, WE QUESTIONED THINGS & FOUND SOME RESOLVE…THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN US IS THAT YOU ATTEND CHURCH, I DON’T…

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  17. KEISHA KORNBREAD – YOU ARE A VERY SMART YOUNG MAN…

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  18. I REALLY HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO SAY BUT AMEN. I ENDORSE FULLY WHAT U HAVE SAID. ORGANIZED RELIGION IS SO MESSED UP AND IN TURN HAS THIS WHOLE WORLD MESSED UP.

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  19. I had a bit of a hard time coming to grips with what you said about us not being put here to serve God, and then I read on, and began to understand. I believe that we are put here as God's children to fulfill his plan. That plan is to spread His word, spread His love, and love one another as He loves us.

    The church today is indeed corrupt, but that is only because we allow it to be. We make up the church. It pains me when I hear people say "I don't go to church cus church ppl worse dan me" and so on, it pains me because I am an avid church goer myself, and the reason I go is because I know that Jesus lives there. His word is always there for me, and it is up to me to allow that word to be manifested through me.

    Generally speaking however, the church today is not what it is supposed to be. Too many churches are now institutions, and organizations, institutions and organizations are businesses, they're in it for the money. That's all there is to that. We, especially Bahamians, place too much value on the man on the pulpit, he does not make the church a church.

    Anyway, I must digress. Wonderful Insight Gayte, hopefully one day the world will come to realize what the true meaning of our placement here on earth is, and God can smile on us, and all will be well.

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  20. So... you're talking about the preservation of humanity - the talk about preserving the soul.

    Religion is quite screwed up - I won't do to much to bash in this post

    Just want to highlight that there are persons who follow God who are Christians that do real good in this world - hopefully you know at least one of them - I know a few. And the amazing thing about these people - they won't even mention it.

    As for the rest it's interesting to see that fear is what is used to keep the people coming - when Christ himself thought love not fear.

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  21. I feel that everything u said is on point...i grew up in the church and I know first hand on how the messages that are suppose to be delivered 4rm the Lord gets misconstrued by the ministers who are doing everything but living the lives they tell us we are supposed to have. Its just hilarious to me now. I do believe that God can speak thru anyone at anytime. And when its really something that is meant for us...our spirit receives it and we know in our Hearts its from God Himself. So all these religious rules and regulation dont hold much baring for me.

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