“Jesus only came for sinners” – Outreach Media
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.