The absolute joy (not) of trying to explain in simple terms the muddied waters and smoke screens of the religious fraternity!
I am not a scientist or theologian – I am an avid researcher and by sheer logic and reasoning I have found out for myself (many have gone before me) that religion is illogical, impossible, superstitious nonsense, supernatural mumbo-jumbo, magical, mysterious, and put into easy words full of bullshit!! And to add to the pot
Most religions have created ‘gods’ of some sort or another, be supernatural, animals trees et al!
The most promulgated religion I want to discuss is THEISM!
Theism ticks all the boxed of the first paragraph – and I spent many years as a theist – a devout one at that!! I guess I have always questioned what I read in the bible both the Old Testament/Torah and the New Testament. But somehow used to dismiss the concerns as lack of faith!
I started life as Roman Catholic, convent educated, and left the RC beliefs in my middle teens. Due to some dire misfortune in my early 20’s – I was hospitalized and met a Catholic priest who was evangelical. He was Italian, charming, and seemed so different to the stuffy clergy I had known – I was persuaded to attend a prayer meeting and just like that spent 20 years as a Charismatic happy clappy!
I had the lot, baptized in the spirit, spoke in tongues, visions, words of knowledge/prophesied, prayed for healing, deliverance ministry from demons, even writing this makes me want to cringe at just how stupid and indoctrinated I was!! I belonged to a great fellowship and we all lived in complete unreality, until one day the penny dropped.
Fast forward to middle 40’s – I could see the emptiness in my life, with no power at all, everybody ‘pretended’ to have the ‘power’ – but it really was non existant! I committed the ‘fatal’ (best) mistake of QUESTIONING EVERYTHING… and questioned I did!
Sadly I went from the frying pan into the fire – I became a Calvinist/Reformer! I had given up the evangelical mishmash and became a legalistic Calvinist! Oh the nuisance of an inquiring mind – I really could not believe about the elect and not everybody was – the pious bullshit that was preached – hellfire for most people and saved only if your called!!
10 years of my life in this vile denomination…. well guess what – it just became Jesus and me – no religion, no church., no holy huddles!!
10 years of Jesus and me and I am restless, unsatisfied, and again questioning!!