“Jesus only came for sinners” – Outreach Media

Posted by on November 19, 2011 in Thoughts | 5 comments

This just in!

You are a dirty sinner! That’s right, you repulsive piece of trash, you are a sinner, and if you don’t admit it, you are going to go to hell! That’s what the bottom line of this month’s Outreach Media poster is. So admit you are a dirty sinner or you will not be saved.

This is a tactic that religion uses which I have talked about before;making people feel worthless is a great way to make them submit to authority. Take away someone’s perceived rights to exist, and they will submit to just about anything you throw at them. Only when a person feels worthless, that their existence is futile, and by removing hope from them, only then does an apparent “way out” seem appealing. To a person that feels their life is worth living, that their existence is a once only shot, the claims of being “saved” are hollow and baseless.

The funny thing is, though, that Christianity claims that people are special, that their existence is an integral part in God’s plan, and that we should feel special because of this.

“Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Luke 12:7

Contradiction much? You are worthless, but you are special. It kind of reminds me of the way a person might mistreat an animal, cowing them into submission by confusing them with contrary messages. Ever seen a dog that is beaten regularly?

Even in this message from Outreach Media, the message is unclear. It states that Jesus hates righteousness, yet claims that you too can be righteous, only you have to be “Christ-righteous”. What does that even mean anyhow?

“So, self-righteousness or Christ-righteousness, which is your choice?”

Christianity preys upon the weak of spirit, the downtrodden and the beaten of society. It claims to offer hope and salvation but really just takes away personal worth. It speaks with an authority it does not deserve, and makes its adherents just like the sheep it claims them to be.

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  1. ‘You are worthless, but you are special.’

    Yup, that about sums it up. The ‘niceness’ of Christianity always has a flipside. There is no grace without condemnation, no goodness without evil, no need for salvation without a parallel belief in the intrinsic, incurable depravity of human beings. Wrap it in stories of peace, love and liberty but underneath Christianity is dark and dripping with fear, condemnation and guilt.

    I am finding life on the other side very much brighter.

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  2. intellectu­al nihilism is a xian specialty

    Intellectu­al nihilism a core principle of xianity was revivified by Luther — “Reason is the Devil’s greatest whore….” (Erlangen Edition v. 16, pp.142). Resistance to rational thought is a faith-base­d behavioral trait streaming from ego inflation, a hypomanic mood swing as first (mis)inter­preted by mentally disturbed Paul of Tarsus, founder of the christ-cul­t.

    Non-existe­nt sin overcome by non-existe­nt grace. Justificat­ion as titillatio­n by faith alone.

    Whatever threatens faith (as a pleasure source) must be expunged. Paul, laughed out of the Agorà of Athens by Epicureans and Stoics, conceived a deep hatred for Greek skepticism­, curiosity, and refinement (Acts17:18 NIV). Luther by reaching around Rome back to a raw unmediated cult of excitation discovered his ardent alter ego by direct communion with xian apostle of hatred, Saul of Tarsus. To quote the old tent maker:

    26 Brothers [sic!] think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influentia­l; not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28 He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are. . . .1Cor1:26-­28 NIV(1984)

    the anti_super­naturalist

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  3. Great blog Martin, as usually!
    How precisely noticed! Every dictatorship, whether it’s religious or secular, uses the same tactics. They squish you like a bug, reducing you to nothingness, and after they mould an obeying mass, a borg, that can’t be an individual, freethinker, sceptic. And with a poor education, sometimes limited to a religious and not a scientific view of the world, it’s easier to control that mass with fears and lies.

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  4. Contradiction much? You are worthless, but you are special.

    The contradiction arises from an assumption in your analysis: that “sinner” implies “worthless”. You might get this impression from certain religious sources, but, to be fair, it’s not evident in the poster that you’re criticising. On the contrary, it portrays the mission of Jesus as being for the benefit of sinners only, which implies that he places some value on those people. If they’re worthless, why bother with them?

    Christianity preys upon the weak of spirit, the downtrodden and the beaten of society.

    That claim doesn’t hold up to much of a reality check. I live in a middle-class suburb where lots of middle-class people go to church. They’re pretty unremarkable people, as far as I can tell. I don’t see how any impartial observer would look at them and conclude that they are particularly weak, downtrodden, or beaten. Maybe there are churches like that, but there are whole suburbs like that. I’m not seeing a correlation.

    Yeah, I’m going to call you on that one: that’s just the hate talking. That’s your description of how you perceive Christians through “I hate Christianity”-coloured glasses, not a description which bears much resemblance to reality.

    Reality check, dude. Reality check.

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  5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_bind sign of an abusive relationship (what a surprise right)

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