My opinion is that most if not all Christians are deceiving themselves. I do not believe them when they say they love their fictional God. I think they are lying to themselves and unwittingly lying to others. It is like they are in an abusive relationship with their God. I think they merely say they love their God just to avoid burning in hell for all eternity. Then they brainwash themselves so that they think they are sincere in their love most of the time unless they begin to think more deeply about their so called commitment to their God. If that happens, then their preprogrammed fear instinct kicks in and their brains shut down and they resort to threatening others while rationalizing that they are not in an abusive relationship.
They cannot see the facts, just like a man or woman who is being constantly abused and beaten by their spouse cannot see the facts. I would like to challenge Christians on this:
In what twisted way have you convinced yourself that you have chosen to “love” God out of love and not out of avoiding punishment? What part of a loving relationship requires love or eternal torture with no other alternative? Just how sincere do I think you are when you say you love and accept God when you know damn right that the only other alternative is eternal punishment and torture in the fires of hell? My answer is that I think you are all a bunch of self deceived hypocrites who would stop being so if only you could shed the fear and intolerance which dominates your lives.
You can taste the Christian fear whenever you challenge their beliefs. They cannot even consider doubting any of the deliberately crafted fear based propaganda they have been fed because the first thing they fear is being punished by God and so they would then be doomed to burn in hell. Deep down inside they probably know that their beliefs are ridiculous but they are afraid of the consequences of unbelief. Their fear runs so deep and grips them so firmly that they have become stupid. Do not misunderstand me, they are not stupid, they are just in a stupid period of their lives and they need help to get un-stupid.
Well, I have some messages for all you deluded Christians out there. First: Most of you do not even know the God you worship because you have no idea what the Bible actually says. Second: You have to be able to shed the fear based domination that you have been indoctrinated with before you can even begin to use your brain. Third: You have no idea what evidence is. You only believe what feels good, anecdotal tales, and hearsay. You would rather believe some authority rather than actually look at the evidence. Fourth: Your first reaction to any challenge is to think that this is from the Devil which means you must not think about it thereby short-circuiting any hope that you might have to regain your dignity. You are deathly afraid of tolerance and open-mindedness because the Devil is too clever for you. Fifth: You believe that your morals come from your God but you are completely wrong about that. In fact, your morals are far above and superior to God’s but you do not realize this. Sixth: You believe that the Bible is the unerring literal word of God but you have no idea where the Bible came from and you have no idea what it even says. Seventh: If you have read the Bible you cannot come to terms with the contradictions nor the actual character of God as portrayed in the Bible so you deem it necessary to pick and choose your morality and beliefs in order to avoid difficulties. Eighth: You only remember the good things and you forget the bad things. Thus, you have no way of avoiding bad things in the future so you continually repeat the same old mistakes time after time. Ninth: You know for a fact that you do not live the life Jesus Christ called for yet you ignore this contradiction. Tenth: Given that the Bible is supposed to be the unerring literal word of God, you are surprisingly fractious and not at all united in faith or doctrine.
You may have noticed that I have listed ten points, just like the ten commandments. There is no reason why I did that other than to be just quirky about it. I could have listed less or added more points. Meh!
I am sure I could go on and on but the bottom line is that your religion is completely stupid. If that offends you then there is no hope for you and you will continue being deluded into being a good little slave who is not allowed to think and you will always meekly submit to those who control you with fear, intimidation, and manipulative psychological domination tactics. I feel really sorry for you.
I can say the following because I know it is true – I was like you myself before I shed my own fear and got better:
Get well soon, because you are mentally ill.