Reminding myself of all the reasons why I am not christian anymore.
God thinks all my good deeds are 'as filthy rags'
God doesn't want to know me unless I am hiding behind Jesus.
God killed more people in the bible than anyone else.
God does genocide.
God hates some people.
God has favourites
God doesn't condemn slavery.
Women can't talk in church.
Women can't lead in church.
Women get stoned for adultery but men don't.
The church doesn't think I am capable unless god is strengthening me.
There is a flip side to every story, god saved Noah and murdered everyone else, god gave Israel victory at Jericho and murdered everyone else etc.
God is vindictive. he smote the fig tree because it wasn't bearing fruit (out of season)
God likes pruning people ie keeping them small, under control and in pain.
God sees some people as abominations.
God created some people to be the slaves of others.
God wants to destroy the earth.
God asks people to kill their children, then he tells one of them at the last minute not to and lets the other one kill his kid.
God takes away peoples lives bit by bit leaving them broken, ill and devastated, then he thinks he can give them lots of new stuff and its ok. - Job
God lies, he said we would do greater things than Jesus and I haven't met one person who raised the dead or opened eyes. etc.
There is no evidence of the bible stories.
Christians pray and 'behave' but their lives are in NO way different from anyone elses in spite of being gods children. Oh ja that is where faith comes in, 'silly me'
If god created individuals why does he want them all to be carbon copies of jesus?
If he were almighty there ought to be SOME evidence by now.
People don't get healed.
So many christians are in financial straits when the cattle on a thousand hills belong to them um Him....reminds me of the catholic church and Mother Teresa, what she couldn't have done with some of the gold under St Peter's.
When I do something good I must attribute it to god's goodness /strength /enabling when I do something not good, I get to shoulder all the blame and realise I fall short of the glory!
Celibacy is unnatural.
Family planning is not a bad idea!
There are too many rich churches and starving people.
My pastor committed adultery with two of the band members.
My pastor smoked in secret and condemned smokers in public.
My pastor ridiculed people from the pulpit and exposed their secrets.
My pastor publicly said that people ie me who go to university then think they know better than god are..........!
My dad is a minister he is also violent and treats my mom like his servant. He does have redeeming features though.
A member of my former church said that my marriage was null and void because I didn't believe in the god under whom i got married anymore.
I am wise, humane, compassionate, generous, intelligent, creative, positive, happy and wonder of wonders all that is possible without god in spite of what I had been told.
Not all non christians are unhappy or bad.....wow.
Non christians can be wise, kind, moral .
Amazing how spiritual laws work in the entire universe for all people. They have been grabbed by the church and wrapped up to look like they are god's principles only.
I didn't get taught to think.
i didn't get offered a choice.
Prayer, meditation and hypnosis are much the same thing, what a joke!
Intolerance, need I say more?
God says that if a virgin not promised to another is raped that the guy who raped her must pay her father for the damage..... also the girl must marry the rapist! Then he can do what he likes with her! So what do you guess if someone doesn't want to marry you you just rape them then they have no choice. interesting how little of the bible modern people choose to live by, they just choose bits to eat the rest of us up with!