Watch out! I’m actually expressing an opinion today!
Today’s display on a local church sign:
“It’s hell without Jesus”.
“Really???!!! This is how you want to portray your religion to people? This is how you want to draw people into your church? By creating fear?”
This kind of thing just irritates “the hell” out of me. It seems to me that when someone is using fear to bring people into their church, that is about the equivalent of politicians who use fear-mongering to control people. What is being gained by this approach? And who are the ones gaining from it? Frankly, it puts up a big flag when I see something of this nature…it says to me that someone is more interested in the business of religion than they actually are in helping promote spiritual growth of the individuals who are their target audience. If they truly are interested in “helping” people, than why is it that they are not trying to show the good things about their religion. It is a huge shame when people “believe” because of fear. Isn’t religion supposed to bring you peace in your heart?
That’s my opinion and I’m stickin’ to it! Grrrrr! (But I’m interested in comments…so go for it!)
Shall we discuss people who want you to believe that we’re all born sinners? Cause I’ve got some opinions on THAT too! Just look into the eyes of a newborn and then try to convince me of that, k?
This seems like an appropriate spot to mention this: Dina over at Family Sanity Reviews did a review recently on a film called “Oh My God”. I thought she did an excellent job reviewing it and I got her permission to link to the post from this site. But just so you know, just because I mentioned her on this site doesn’t imply that she agrees with my opinions above. I don’t know if she does or doesn’t agree. You’ll have to ask her if you want to know about that. Anyway, here’s the link: http://www.familysanityreviews.com/2010/05/oh-my-god-movie-review.html I personally can’t wait to see this film!