Sunday, August 18, 2013


Of course church-going Christian religionists likely shall take offense to this in the same way that Pharisees took offense to Jesus when he mocked their hypocrisy. In all these years since the public execution of Jesus, how puzzling it is, beyond odd, that many have gone to churches as Catholics or Greek Orthodox or Episcopalians or Lutherans or Calvinists or Methodists or Mormons or Jehovah's Witnesses considering the reality that Jesus despised organized religion.

Jesus, a hit-and-run public speaker and all-around public agitator, hated by politicians and holier-than-thou religionists of his day, delivered quite the speech that day on the mountain side, which the brilliant comedy guys of Monty Python leveraged so many years ago to spread laughter and joy. The so-called beatitudes, the blessings, reveal how anyone, woman or man ought to live, rather than how seven or eight different kinds of people ought to live. The beatitudes reveal an anti-religious, anti-organized religion message.

It puzzles how year-after-year, decade-after-decade, more than a whopping two thousand years onward, millions upon millions can be suckered into false beliefs, scared into false beliefs, by the hypocrites as Jesus called them. Jesus said they would get their reward that they were getting it even now, status among humans alone.

So, if you are a church goer, you ought to consider what Jesus meant by the beatitudes and perhaps you should begin to follow the right way, you know, seeking the kingdom and the right way and skipping all that showy church-y stuff.

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