Wednesday, 12 March 2014

NEW - SOME OF THE PRESSURES ABOUT RELIGIOUS BELIEFS THAT CHRISTIANS FACE TODAY (A 15 year old Lokono-Arawak girl's perspective)

CONGRATULATIONS to our 15 year old daughter Sabantho - she was the only student in her class to receive a 100% mark in her Religious studies project (not bad for an Animist-Christian Lokono-Arawak girl).

Here is what she had to say:

SOME OF THE PRESSURES ABOUT RELIGIOUS BELIEFS THAT CHRISTIANS FACE TODAY:

In the world today, the most technologically rich countries and societies have become the most spiritually impoverished, they have all the inventions of man that exist, but have little to nothing of divine wisdom - such as the teachings of Jesus - left in their possession.

On the contrary, the average person in the most materially developed societies on Earth look down on people who still believe in a supernatural Creator as being 'old-fashioned, backward, superstitious, or believers in 'fairy tales'.

Internally, among ourselves, the Christian community is partly to blame for the negative impression that others in the world have of us today (past atrocities done in 'Jesus' name or in the name of the 'Church' notwithstanding), and beyond the sexual moral scandals; a far more widely perceived negative impression of Christians is caused by the so-called Evangelical Christians.

A REAL Christian is supposed to be a follower of the teachings of Jesus the Christ, and Jesus's teachings are contained only in the four Gospels of the New Testament; but many Evangelists pay more attention to Old Testament 'Fire and Brimstone' teachings of Moses - than the 'Peace and Love' teachings of Jesus.

The Evangelical Christians also preach a totally false 'Prosperity Gospel' that they invented themselves - just like their Churches (which preach what the average hedonistic person WANTS to hear - not what they NEED to hear).
In this 'Prosperity Gospel' the Tele-Evangelist Charlatans openly say things like: "God wants us to have as many material possessions and luxuries as we can acquire in this life"....and this is the complete OPPOSITE of what Jesus preached to his followers, Jesus specifically said that material possessions mean nothing to God.

Jesus also warned us that human beings cannot love earthly riches and ALSO love our heavenly father - because our heart will be focussed on one more than the other. In actual fact, there is not a single place in any of the four Gospels where Jesus had anything good to say about being rich on Earth.

This is why Evangelical leaders become the wolves in sheep's clothing and false prophets that Jesus warned us about - when they lead their followers to give part of their monthly incomes as 'tithes' to their churches (that these televangelists created themselves as their own private for-profit - though tax exempt - businesses).

Sometimes these con-men even tell their followers to bequeath their property to the the 'Church' instead of to their own family members who should rightfully inherit such things. Of course they tell their followers that 'God will bless them' for doing this.

Evangelical Christian leaders become very wealthy off of the gullibility of their followers with their 'Bible Businesses', and this allows these 'preachers' to own mansions, luxury cars, aircraft, yachts, expensive clothes and jewellery, and all from simply lying to their trusting followers every Sunday (sometimes several times a week).

People in other major religions look at these famous Evangelists - who are on TV channels all over the world 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, and they wrongfully judge ALL Christians as being simple-minded, buffoonish, materialistic frauds and hypocrites who make a mockery of Jesus's divine, solemn, and humbly perfect teachings.

Sabantho Aderi Audrey Corrie, age 15
Class Upper 3D, St. Ursulas Secondary School

Barbados

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