christians are assholes.

There. I said it. Christians are narrowminded, hypocritical, willfully ignorant assholes. And they piss me the fuck off.

What else am I supposed to think, when people like Menjaran are outnumbered by the thousands by people like Ken Hutcherson and James Dobson? At what point can you no longer say "well, they aren't really Christians because they're not actually following the Gospel" because they've redefined the term just by sheer numbers and volume? There is a reason Christianity has bigger PR problems than Exxon-Valdez, and it's because the people who claim its mantle most stridently are, on the whole, bass-ackwards pricks who are more than happy to trample widows and orphans in their grand quest to find the correct open-sesame to the Pearly Gates.

How can a religion based on self-sacrifice and humility spawn people like Benny Hinn? How does a religion founded by a single guy running around telling people to ditch their families and skip marriage come to signify White Nuclear Families Uber Alles? How does that even happen? What kind of theological Mobius strip do you have to subscribe to to have this make any kind of sense?

At what point do you just say "Fuck this. I'm going somewhere else and I'm taking Jesus with me," and stop even bothering to identify yourself with this Christianity thing because the baby drowned in the bathwater long ago? At what point do you simply leave "Christianity" to the "Christians" and just go try to build your low-key love-your-neighbor kingdom of God somewhere else?

I feel like something has been stolen from me, and I'm not sure whether it makes me angry or sad.

I just don't know anymore.

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Anonymous Anonymous saith at 2/26/2008 1:21 PM...  

Leave it altogether.
You don't need religion or jesus to live with morals and ethics. Treat people kindly. Help others. Hold the door for someone. Pick up something that someone dropped. Be courteous. Don't judge. Be honest. Practicing a religion doesn't shape a person, I find that some people that practice religion think they get a 'free pass' to be a jerk because they 'believe.' Let it go...be your own person...the sheep shall leave the pasture.

Blogger titration saith at 2/26/2008 1:41 PM...  

If you want to add some more confusion to the mix read the book I just read "if grace is true". I think it may help me keep christianity but not the christians... maybe but it's probably heresy. Still...

Such a quality rant you got here, btw. Preach it. O what are we ever to do!

Blogger marauder saith at 2/28/2008 4:03 PM...  

Wow.

I don't know. I went through a fairly pronounced spiritual breakdown this past May that lasted through the sumer and into the fall, during which time I barely set foot in church, except after the service had ended, for reasons that had nothing on what you're going through.

I don't know what to say, except the same empty mouthings that always piss me off when someone spews them onto me.

Because you're right; essentially we are a bunch of assholes, myself no less than those who are currently driving you to new levels of pissed-offness. I reached the realization sometime this year that Christianity is about 90 percent bullshit -- and that the 10 percent that isn't bullshit just won't let go of me.

I've found that the Jesus preached in churches often isn't the Jesus in the gospels, and that the Jesus often celebrated by the leaders of the church and by Christians in general is not the Jesus who grabbed hold of me years ago. I've found that if God didn't exist, it would be necessary to invent him (or her); but if Jesus didn't exist, it'd be impossible to invent him because he manages to find a way to piss off everyone in exactly the way they need to be pissed off. Dobson, RBP, Hinn, you, me, even your parents.

I'm here, sister, and I ain't going anywhere. And that, I think, is the closest any of us will find to Jesus on this side of the veil.

Anonymous Anonymous saith at 3/05/2008 12:42 AM...  

This is what I've come to the conclusion of lately as well.


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Blogger David saith at 3/09/2008 4:24 PM...  

I very much commiserate with what you've written here. A sterile way of saying it, but I don't know how else or what else to say in response.

Blogger Brianna saith at 3/12/2008 8:42 PM...  

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Anonymous stonebiscuit saith at 3/27/2008 11:58 AM...  

Coming to the party late, but I TOLD you to get out of there while your sanity is intact, didn't I?

Anonymous Anonymous saith at 4/05/2008 2:14 AM...  

people like you are really important. they keep people like me, who have always viewed christianity from the outside, from thinking that all christians are assholes.

Blogger The Man saith at 7/10/2008 8:37 AM...  

Man, I have been thinking for months about writing a post on my blog titled "Christians are assholes", and then find out you've done it already. Good job, by the way. Summarizes my thoughts on the matter. I have been a Christian for most of my life but as I grow older I discover that I just don't have the time or the patience for the bullshit anymore. Christ is cool. Christianity is crap.

Blogger Arizona Transplant saith at 7/18/2008 7:49 PM...  

I was found....but now I am lost apparently. Grew up Christian, but somehow reality got the best of me. Keep the faith (or lack thereof) man!

Blogger Trillocracy saith at 3/04/2009 2:40 PM...  

The worse part of teams like the NY Yankees and Dallas Cowboys are their fans. Christians are like Yankees fans, they are the worst part of Christianity.

Blogger radioheadisgod85 saith at 12/04/2009 3:41 PM...  

Fuck jesus! Yeah!

Anonymous josh saith at 1/19/2010 5:39 PM...  

i think a lot of christians are assholes because they're scared pathetic people with no sense of humor. On the other hand.....most people are scared pathetic people with no sense of humor. i don't think it's christians as much as it is any run of the mill fanatic. example. i'd much rather be on a plane with a bunch of asshole christians than i would with a bunch of asshole muslims. any thoughts?

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Anonymous Anonymous saith at 2/24/2010 5:19 PM...  

Things is.. the real christians, are scarce, and will pop up when you least expect them to.

Believe me when I tell you that it will be impossible for you to hate them.

Anonymous Anonymous saith at 7/30/2010 3:37 PM...  

I am an atheist and not because i beg for proof of go or how it cant make sense, but because religions are shitty. i dont have a religion because religion is bullshit. why cant people just do the right thing and think for themselves. if you need religion to tell you whats right then you are the one who is lost. its not that i cant believe in a god its that if i did, which i may or may not, the god would not be a he or she or could be hardly named a god. more of a universal spirit or atmosphere. anyways not bashing you or anyone who is religious just the people who are religious that are morons with the "golden ticket".

Anonymous Anonymous saith at 9/16/2010 11:47 PM...  

The reason religion was created was so that man could feel he had a purpose for going through all the pain and suffering we call "life."
While i will admit that I am an ex-Christian, I will also admit that they do carry some good values, if they are actually carried. Ignorance is what causes all turmoil in society, and we need more people like us to point out how ignorant these asshole of Christians are

Anonymous Anonymous saith at 6/01/2011 11:47 PM...  

muslims are not assholes josh you are

Anonymous Anonymous saith at 7/18/2011 12:53 AM...  

They're all assholes. I don't care if you're the sweetest, nicest person in the world, if you debase and make a willing slave of yourself for a false god, you're a damned fool. And they're traitors, too. Lots of mourning for the prophet who gave up his life willingly, but I don't hear outrage over the way Christian fanatics burned the temples and smashed the idols of your ancestors and for all intents and purposes killed your rightful gods.

Anonymous cammojo saith at 9/25/2011 5:08 AM...  

Christianity is a hollow shell that people climb into to justify any and all the wicked hateful cowardly and sinfull things they do.it is nothing more than a bag to put over their heads to blind themselves,to release evil into the world with absolute ignorance then retreat back to their safety in numbers.look back at everything you have been taught,empty your head completely and seek out absolute truth on your own. hey the nazis were and still are christians,our founding fathers {super greedy,super prejudice,super masters of illusion}claimed christianity and built this evil empire.Think your in a christian nation? America was founded by murdering entire races of people,none of which were white.These slave raping earth raping hate mongers have always had blaket immunity for all their deeds by bending and raping their own bible. They dont even know the real history of their own religion{and dont like the facts} because they would have to change their ways.Think about it God is a communist dictator in the holy bible.our enire existance is to bring glory to god then in the next life to live with serve and bring glory to him.im no expert but idont think that your 401k is transferrable to heaven.why would the creator provide an afterlife then fill it with people who dont even try to get along in this life.Jesus dont like oil wars
and he aint real big on predator drones blowing up nursery schools either.If you can remove cowardice greed ignorance and hatred youd be getting close to the right track,but these have become inherent traits to christianity.

Anonymous Jesus McDickwad saith at 7/19/2012 6:26 PM...  

Christians are assholes for the same reason that Jews, Muslims, athiests and everyone else is an asshole. They are human beings and all of us human beings are colosal assholes. That is what being a human being is. Being an asshole. 7 billion self-centered jag-off tit-faced twits who rightly deserve extinction.

Blogger Barzin saith at 7/26/2012 11:58 PM...  

"They're all assholes. I don't care if you're the sweetest, nicest person in the world, if you debase and make a willing slave of yourself for a false god, you're a damned fool. And they're traitors, too. Lots of mourning for the prophet who gave up his life willingly, but I don't hear outrage over the way Christian fanatics burned the temples and smashed the idols of your ancestors and for all intents and purposes killed your rightful gods."

Oh I'm sorry, I was too busy trying to evade the Christians who were out to murder me. Forgive me.

Anonymous Anonymous saith at 8/30/2012 8:03 AM...  

If we could flush all the christians (in fact all the religious nut jobs who believe in invisible super people) down a massive toilet imagine the sense of relief... I world of people who are willing to deal with and enjoy real things, and reality itself. imagine the things we people could do, we could make the world a better place in instead of a flight lounge before an imaginary heaven.

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Anonymous Anonymous saith at 3/15/2013 1:03 AM...  

I concur entirely. Religious people are so strong in what they believe, but they just never realize the truth. If someone were to ask them, "Do you believe because you saw this god with your own eyes, or do you believe because of some book written thousands of years ago when humans were (personally) idiots?" They would just end up talking around your question, avoiding the truth because of that "knowledge is evil" crap. Yeah, sure. The knowledge that your beliefs are a load of crap is satanistic. And the people are too afraid of their own paranoia to actually get back to reality.

Anonymous Anonymous saith at 11/13/2013 5:53 PM...  

It's a personal relationship with God. For many years I felt I had to go to a church that had a doctrine like I beleived. The problem was those people were terrible assholes. Mostly it was because of spoiled adult kids of the faithful that didn't beleive in the religion but were babied by the congregation cause they were so and so's kid. If you actually beleived the religion that acted like well--you must be some prejudice idiot--get out of here. So eventually I did. I know go to my families old "liberal as all get out" protestant church where people are nice to me probably cause I'm so and so's kid. I'm more effective there though, they don't poo poo all of my ideas cause I'm not so and so's kid, and I'm not mean to new people. These church brats are ruining the religion and things will change because many of these people just stop going to church cause they don't beleive and the church goes under. It's sad to see but it will have to happen. Unfortunatly what's going on right now is the death throughs of a lot of that, and when you go to church you meet all sorts of poeple that don't beleive what the church teaches and are up there to just socialize. If they can't be nice they need to find another church or body where they can be nice and agree with the people, that's more efficient for everyone. Right now though where you go to chuck has a lot more to do with who you were born to than what you believe and it's the source of a lot of conflict.

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