Class Warfare Blog

June 7, 2016

Cue the Music!

Filed under: Politics,Religion — Steve Ruis @ 12:09 pm
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It is a common trope in action-adventure movies: the hero is infected with a horrible disease (given a poison, had an organ removed, etc.) and the only way to save his/her life is to do the deeds required of him/her. Then, and only then, will the cure, antidote, whatever will be provided.

We feel viscerally the unfairness of this dilemma. We put ourselves in the hero’s place and despair with him/her. We detest the villain responsible for this despicable behavior. And yet, most Americans subscribe to a religion that does exactly this thing.

According to followers of the Christian faith, every one of us is born “sinful.” Though, as a newborn, we had yet to take any actions, we were guilty of “sin.” (A genetic disease?)

Sin: an offense against religious or moral law, a transgression of the law of God

The punishment, if we do not do as they say, is to suffer inordinate agony in the form of eternal torture for all time.

So, they create the disease, sin, and infect you with it without your permission (original sin), and then threaten you with immense harm if you do not do as they say.

There is no excuse for being young or “not knowing the law,” the court is out and you cannot appeal.

How is it that these people are given honor in our society, that they are assumed to be doers of good, that they are not required to pay taxes because of their charitable nature?

And, please, those of you who wish to excuse themselves by saying that “not all Christians believe in this scheme” you are just admitting you are not a true Christian. What is being a Christian other than an attempt to be “saved”? Saved from what?

Why are we sucking up to the villain?

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6 Comments »

  1. Selling an imaginary cure to an imaginary disease.

    Diabolically clever!

    Comment by john zande — June 7, 2016 @ 3:07 pm | Reply

    • Yeah, but to under-aged minors and frail seniors and the mentally ill and the gullible and there is no consumer protection agency in our system!

      On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 3:07 PM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — June 8, 2016 @ 8:35 am | Reply

  2. Yes, yes, but you said “All bar the Mormons can escape any false advertising liability.” How do the “others” escape false advertising liability?

    Comment by Steve Ruis — June 8, 2016 @ 9:00 am | Reply


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