I am the way and the truth and the life.
I recently found a post titled Throw the Bible in the Trash through Twitter, and I was appalled at the content of the post and the site in general. From what I read, the author sounded like someone who thought religions have done us more harm than good, and that we should just live life according to our “own” morals, decency, and intelligence. Because apparently, “trying to live by such an outdated and specious text is only making humanity deranged“.
Well, whoever wrote the post is wasting their time, because our society has already thrown the bible (along with God) in the trash. We’ve already been living according to our “own” human morals and intelligence, but look where that has gotten us? The truth is, we are all sinners [Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of God’s glory.] and many times, we will twist and manipulate to achieve our own selfish goals. It can be something as small as lying about stealing cookies from the cookie jar, or as big as killing thousands in 9/11 in the name of Allah.
Yes, many in the past have been killed in the name of Christianity, but realize that the doing of this is human, not God. No where in the bible does it say that we should kill others for God’s name’s sake, but instead, the bible warns us not to judge others (Matthew 7:1, Luke 6:37, Romans 14:10), for judgement is God’s alone. By executing the judgement on God’s behalf to the point of taking people’s lives is totally against what the bible teaches and is the result of human’s sinful nature. God’s name was an excuse, just like democracy was the excuse for the US war against Iraq.
If you think living by such an “outdated” text is insane, would life be any better if I lived by what society is telling me? That means I should start sleeping around with random guys, friends and enemies alike, by the time I’m 16. And if I get pregnant, it’s ok, because I can always get an abortion. Oh and if I do give birth to the baby, I won’t know who the father is because I slept with 2 other guys while dating another, all at the same time. But once I find out who my baby daddy is, I’ll backstab and spread rumors about this girl my baby daddy is going out with so I can get him to come back to me, even though I don’t even really like him. He’s just rich and I need the money. Yes, this is what society is feeding us, and what’s worse, it’s telling us that doing things like these are ok and actually pretty cool. Hell, everyone on TV, real or not, does it, so it can’t be wrong.
I hope no one really thought the above situation was “right”, and though it’s exaggerated, things like those are becoming more prevalent now than ever. I can’t help what others think of the bible and of God. But what I know is that if people try to achieve anything using their own intelligence, own morals, own strengths, it will only get them so far. Our society is the perfect example. After all these years, how much have we really advanced from our 1600’s forefathers? Wars are still being fought, people are still dying, shit still happens. So I say before you throw the bible in the trash, why not throw your pride in first?