I think we are in danger of turning back the clock on human rights for the sake of holding onto beliefs that have little bearing on life in 2021.
I find it so cringe when I listen to services that want to go back in time, that want to deny rights to large segments of the society. Every day I am so grateful to live in Canada. I worry about what is going on in the States
In the States one of the worst things someone can say is they are atheist. Here 10% put Jedi as their religion and the government said they won’t ask again. I think so many people voided that part of the box. I put Satanist as a joke. And Jedi. I like options. I am sick of being told I’m not allowed a sense of humor in theology. You can be critical. It is healthier than being blind or a doormat.
You can be moral without a book, it is called common sense and it is free. I know that non profit status helps churches, but asking for tithes is against the second covenant. So is homophobia (Gal. 3:28-29) SBN says Jesus is a capitalist and would never have social programs to help people. I know eh, totally dumb but they shovel that prosperity crap and people gobble it up. If you want to give to a church great, it shouldn’t be part of a service. If they are preaching how Jesus fixed everything then why go back to the OT except for greed.
I am told I am not saved, I’m not going to heaven unless I believe all that. Unless I put aside my entire education so I can make other people feel good about their version of make believe. Canadian Jesus says I am fine and stop listening to nonsense. We are buddies. Don’t be jelly.
I refuse to give more money to churches that discriminate against the LGBTQ community anymore. It makes me feel sick to know I am funding hate speech.
Peace be with everyone today. It is 2021. There is nothing wrong with worship but if it makes you challenge common sense then it is toxic.
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Before you cast stones on so called snakes then maybe you should remember that non-profits should give a record of donations. I don’t care, I am walking away but it was a lesson in trust. Maybe I was only there to help pay for the bathrooms on a historical church some of the clergy don’t care about. “oh, it is historical, whatever that means”. I was there for repairs on the physical, what you need to fix is a challenge to your system because you need to address hate speech. Which is the real venom. Love the sinner, hate the sin goes both ways.