Posted: Jan 16, 2008 4:55 pm
Gravity's a theory, but shit still falls.
I was raised Church of Christ. I went Sunday morning, Sunday night and Wednesday night until I moved out of the house at 18. I have more church stories than I care to tell.
CofC doesn't celebrate Christmas. Sure, the MEMBERS do, with all kinds of trees, decoration, presents, participation in the parade, etc. But the church officially doesn't. If Christmas happens to fall on a Sunday or Wednesday, you stop the family celebration and go to church for the "Christmas is evil" sermon and then return to your feasting and gift giving. This shit actually goes all the way back to Oliver Cromwell's brand of puritanism. The first time my wife (whose family is Cathoic/Episcopalian) went to church with me, it was at Christmas. The preacher said the Pope was the Antichrist. The last time she went to church with me, they made her cry.
Because of the total, transparent ludicrousness of Christianity in general and fundamentalism in particular, I have been an atheist since age 10. (Technically, I guess I'm a strong agnostic
, but in casual conversation the differences between that view and atheism are too trivial and confusing to bring up. To the average believer, I'm a hellbound heathen.)
And speaking of which:
Quote my ancestors, the native americans didnt hear the good word until fairly recently. that means for thousands of years, no matter if they were good people or not, they died and went to hell. thats predestination my friends.
This was one of the first beliefs I took issue with in the church. Doesn't this mean that god, who is, of course all-powerful and all-knowing, created millions upon millions of souls for the express purpose of torturing them for all eternity? A god that would do something like that is an evil trickster. That's like worshiping Cthulhu