Sexism & Down-Putting via Religion

So.. Even in this day and age, christian people still don’t get how sexist or demeaning the phrases they use are.

  1. “He is my redeemer”
    • What that tells me is, “I am too lazy to right my wrongs or forgive those who did wrongs against me. Or I’m just an asshole and don’t care, and would rather say I’m a christian here, and be an asshole otherwise.
  2.  “Defender”
    • What I’m getting here is, “I can’t stand up for myself because I was always told to let god take care of my problems, and never learned to take care of myself.”
  3. “Savior”
    • Granted, you’re singing a song that you think will put you into “God’s good graces”… But if you’re a christian, then you’re fine, as long as you don’t commit an ‘unforgivable sin’; Although I personally was told that “God can forgive everything”. But the Catholic Church Teachings (Catechism of the Catholic Church) say there are some ‘actions’ that are ‘unforgivable’
      • despair: which consists in thinking that one’s own malice is greater than Divine Goodness, as the Master of the Sentences teaches,
      • presumption: if a man wants to obtain glory without merits or pardon without repentance
      • resistance to the known truth,
      • envy of a brother’s spiritual good, i. e. of the increase of Divine grace in the world,
      • impenitence, i.e., the specific purpose of not repenting a sin,
      • obstinacy, whereby a man, clinging to his sin, becomes immune to the thought that the good searched in it is a very little one.
    • Another one that pops up with many inbetweeners, which is mainly those that think somewhat, that they are agnostic or unsure, but don’t want to say that “God” doesn’t exist or they don’t think/believe it exists. I always read that ‘denying the trinity’ was the ultimate sin. Especially considering Jesus aka God supposedly said, paraphrasing of course, “If you deny me, I will deny you in front of my father/me”.

 

Phrases are from the song “His Great Name” by Natalie Grant heard on K-Love (The only reason I hear these songs is because my ride listens to it… I don’t like it either)

Ok So I’m back

Considering a few things, such as my work schedule and such, I haven’t been able to post as much, and I’ve been dealing with more and more frustration.

This is all thanks to my Dad, at least the frustration part. The only thing is I’m stuck not knowing how to take care of it.  He’s getting more on my nerves sometimes, but I can’t tell him how I really feel about his actions because of how he may retaliate, in any way.

If you didn’t know before, my father is a christian, I’m an atheist, and there is often political and ‘belief system’ differences we butt heads on. Recently it was on how my friend and myself would rather an atheist take presidential office due to them knowing that if they ‘push that button’ then that’s it, they “ain’t going to be havin’ sandwiches with Jesus”. And then he goes and puts “I’ll pray for you all” on the status that he wasn’t even part of, mostly because he was afraid that since “atheists are banning bibles from hotels” that they would be like Germany and round up all the bibles and christians. And I have to tell him about the separation of church and state, and how the hotel was state-run, so the bible being in the hotel room was an unconstitutional endorsement of one religion over another. Which I will probably have to tell him over and over again.

Anyways, you’ll probably see more rants like this, if not posts about religious people being stupid.

So I’m somewhat UU

If you like, there may be another ‘word’ or ‘phrase’ to describe my beliefs, and that is of Unitarian Universalism, what this means, while I still am a staunch atheist, as I have openly said god doesn’t exist, considering many things pointing to the non-existance.

In Unitarian Universalism, you can bring your whole self: your full identity, your questioning mind, your expansive heart.

Together, we create a force more powerful than one person or one belief system. As Unitarian Universalists, we do not have to check our personal background and beliefs at the door: we join together on a journey that honors everywhere we’ve been before.

Our beliefs are diverse and inclusive. We have no shared creed. Our shared covenant (our seven Principles) supports “the free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” Though Unitarianism and Universalism were both liberal Christian traditions, this responsible search has led us to embrace diverse teachings from Eastern and Western religions and philosophies.

I’ve even told my Christian Dad that if he wants to, he can call me a unitarian universalist if he is asked what religion his family is.

Retail Woes – 2

So, while at work earlier, one of the transactions had me setting up a question for something, the question was… “Who is the best?”… Their answer was “God” … And here I am 99% of the way towards smacking them for putting such a stupid and obnoxious question… though of course, since it is my job, I followed through with it.

Now the funny thing with the percentage of religious people in this country… (USA) is how many people might actually say God, just because they’re that obnoxious about it.

Retail Woes – 1

I’ve noticed at work, that there are people who will actually get upset when they get $6.66 back in change.

I walk by them
“Don’t let it bother you”
look at the screen

Their change was $6.66
I’ve seen at least 10 people so far that do this and its obnoxious and utterly ridiculous to think your amount of change has any impact on your ‘spiritual wellbeing’ if thats what they want to call it.  And anytime I physically give them that change, they give me a weird look.. Its like “What? I don’t have any impact on your change, I give back based on what you give me..”
If you give me money and coupons that lead you to get $6.66 back, that’s your fault not mine.