Blame the Played, Not the Player!

Joel Osteen
Joel Osteen is just one of many pastoral and evangelical con artists operating in the Christian religion. The saddest thing is that many people who have seen this meme of humor and truth [which I did not design but found on the internet] don’t mind at all the workings – or the wealth – of men and women like Osteen. If I had Osteen’s charisma and good looks (because I already have sufficient Bible knowledge, the public speaking talent and the ability to bullshit a mutherfucker on a dime), I too could get filthy rich by conning a bunch of people about the existence of mythological characters, places and the supposed happening of events noted in a man-written, multi-edited best-seller book called “The Holy Bible”. My mom used to always say (and she halfway expected) that I should be a preacher. (Sorry, Mom; having two in the family is enough!)

Regarding men and women like Joel Osteen, here’s some “old school” Philly street boy advice from yours truly:
“Blame the person who got played, not the player. He (or she) is simply skilled at what they do. That’s it. It’s not the player’s fault if you got or are getting played, especially when someone wise tries to warn and school you about the player and his/her game way beforehand.”

RobFather X

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My Views on Religion* (Pt. 3)

*Another presentation in the KIR continuing series of articles of the Steppin’ On The Feet Jesus Washed (SOTFJW) Project-Mission!
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STATEMENT: You want to push messages of positivity on social media? Fine, but please refrain from posting anything RELIGIOUS!

Religion- people shove it down your throat (RFXP edit)I’m all for people posting messages of positivity on social media. I understand many people mean well (bless their hearts). However, in their well-meaning, some of those people tend to get religious …EXTREMELY religious! Let’s take Facebook for example, where many messages of positivity are posted. Some people post religious messages that are soft or subtle – that is, they don’t hit the reader over the head with their words. I can be kool with those messages – sometimes. However, other people post religious messages, prayers and pictures which are strong, explicit, directing, practically suggestive, if not absolute in nature. For example, some messages or pictures might say, “TAKE your problems to the Lord Jesus in prayer”, “God will take care of all of your problems IF you only come to Him”, “Turn away from your sins posting anti-religious picsand FOLLOW Christ”, etc. And let me not even get into those religious pictures and posts that tell people to “click ‘Like’ if you love Jesus, ‘Ignore to go to Hell” or there would be posted comments or pictures that instruct people to ‘Like’, ‘Share’ or to repost some religious comment or picture just to prove the reader loves Jesus or that he/she agrees with the posted religious statement otherwise, it implies that person doesn’t loveHe took my place-REALLY or accept Jesus and is going to Hell. I say, if the intent of Christian people is to get people to convert to Christianity or accept Jesus Christ as the son of God or as some Savior, then those Christians are going about it all wrong – and they are doing wrong by trying to play on the conscience of other people. I hate seeing postings of this type on Facebook!

One of the reasons for the existence of my pet project (or “mission”, as I like to call it) called Steppin’ On The Feet Jesus Washed (SOTFJW) is because I have a problem with strong Christian rhetorical messages, prayers and pictures being posted in social media like Facebook. (Yeah, I know: I can just ignore them but that’s often hard to do when one logs on and is bombarded with them!) Christianity notwithstanding, I simply do not believe people ought to push any religious beliefs or religion on Facebook or similar social media. Many such messages, prayers and pictures are presumptuous,Religion isn't under attack-being called out judgmental and insensitive in nature. Many of them are aimed at people whom that religion has determined are not living as their religion, holy book and god dictates. They tend to ignore the existence, if not disrespect the existence of other religions – religions which are just as honorable and deserving of the same respect as the Christian religion. Such messages, prayers and pictures are also insensitive to people who may be agnostic or atheist. (Yes, it matters to us/them, too!) I ask: Must non-religious people, agnostics and atheists be subjected to seeing material from any religious entity in social media? I certainly do not think so. It’s why I support some of the anti-religious/anti-Christian messages in social media groups and on web-sites. Their efforts seem to help balance the scale of the shit which religious people post there.

It would be nice if Facebook, Twitter and all forms of social media had a filtering feature where users have the option of filtering or blocking out anything deemed religious or offensive in nature. If such a filter option existed, users would not have to defriend or block people who post make such postings…Facebook Like, Dislike, Fuck you choices people whom otherwise have a good social media relationship with that user. Some people, including my sister, have told me that on Facebook, they found some of my comments and pictures posted on my page “negative” or “offensive”. She and a few others have complained how offended they are over certain pictures I’ve posted that were anti-Christian in nature. They’ve complained about my constant use of the word fuck [one of my favorite words –in all of its connotations]. Well frankly, I don’t give a fuck about her feelings or those of other people where Facebook or this blog is concerned. I’ve told them as much and have stated that everyone has the option of simply ignoring my page, defriending or blocking me. Superman tosses the crossI couldn’t care less – either about their religious beliefs, feelings or goals and certainly couldn’t care less about their opinion regarding what I post on my Facebook page – (and certainly not over what I post in this blog). My belief is that if everyone else can post the things they want and not give a fuck about my feelings and sensitivities, why the hell should I or would I want to give a fuck about theirs? Who says that Facebook has to be a place full of positivity and euphoric bliss? Fuck that! Only fools refuse to believe that in the real world, there are both good things and bad things just as there are positive and negative things. Let it be noted: I am not now, nor will I ever be responsible for the sensitivity of other people.  

For the record, I want it noted that I support religious freedom. I support and respect any person’s right to believe and worship as their conscience guides them. However, people need to remember that religious freedom does not mean people have the freedom or the right to force, lure or attempt to convince other people into thinking and believing in their particular religion or doctrine. As I have done with previous articles on religion, so shall I do with this one: talk about those things which make me uncomfortable or which I feel is wrong that are being done by some of the people (not all) in the Christian religion.

Christian Denominations pie chart (2009)Christianity is perhaps the only religion, out of the many that I know of, whose members – from any one of its more than approximately 41,000 denominations that consistently pushes their religious rhetoric and religious book on to people. A religion with that many denominations simply tells me that there is no one who can agree on the same things written in a book which they all claim was inspired to have been written by God. Everyone has their own interpretation and opinions about what the Bible says! I’ve argued that a perfect god would never author an imperfect book, so it seems to me if the Bible is so right, then won’t everyone believe it as written? And if the Bible is the book by which Man should study and live his life, then why can’t everyone agree on it? Why do 41,000 splinter groups or denominations of Christianity exist?

As noted in previous articles in this blog, I used to be a Christian. I used to be one of the many in that religion who ignored the feelings and rights of other people to think and decide for themselves how they should live their lives, which religion to choose (if any), what spiritual walk to take (if desired), which deity to serve (if they believed in a deity) and what “holy” book to read (if they believed in one or wanted to read one). I used to be like many pompous ass Christian people who thought the There it issouls of other people needed “saving” by some person believed to be the son of a deity. I used to condemn anyone who didn’t believe as I believed; often that included people who followed so-called “false religions”, agnostics and atheists. I used to be one of those Christians who harshly judged the “unsaved”, considering them “unwashed” or “unclean” and “wicked”. I was one of those Christians who believed that the Bible was the “undisputable word of God”; that it was some infallible, perfect manuscript sent by God; I was one of those people who felt that any person who could read, ought to use it as their main guide for living a “decent life” and to bring others to Jesus Christ and Christianity. I had believed that the Bible gave me the sole authority to point out those sins or deeds considered to be more “abominable” or offensive in God’s eyes than other sins and to judge the actions and lives of other people who committed such “awful” sins. I remember Free thinking & knowledge breaks mental bondage (RFXP edit)always praying for the souls of the “lost”. And I too, would quote some biblical scripture to back up, challenge or prove that certain things people were doing were sinful and “not Christ-like”, as I would declare that any other religion or thinking other than the “mind of Christ” was sinfully wrong. Yes, sadly and regretfully, some near thirty years ago, I had once been one of those very terrible people. Reflecting on my past sins against my fellow man makes me nauseous…knowing that I used to be like that, particularly when I recall what a hypocrite and a living contradiction I’d once been; a person who dared to condemn certain sins which others were doing when I too, had been doing and enjoying the same sins and “acts of abomination” myself! Thankfully thirty years ago, I had my “road to Damascus experience”. I won’t go into any specific detail except to say that I eventually came to realize the error of my ways and began to turn away from Christianity and from being a religious self-righteous, asshole!

I feel it’s wrong for people to assume that their religion is the only and the right religion or that their religion is the way, the truth, and the light. I feel it’s wrong to assume or expect that everyone ought to believe in God, Jesus Christ and that they need to be “saved” from their sins. I feel it’s wrong to assume or expect that everyone ought to live and guide their respective lives governed by whatever the Bible says or that they ought to rely on the “power” of prayer. It’s presumptuous for many Christians to believe that simply by their posting biblical scripture, people ought to respect it, be moved by it, submit to it and/or readily – if not instantly, be affected by it in some manner simply because theyReligion is like penis say it is “the word of God”. Many Christians are especially wrong when they do this sort of thing in an attempt to pass judgment or attack a person for who he/she is or how that person might be living. Again, the Steppin’ On The Feet Jesus Washed project (SOTFJW) exists to help bring to light, balance and smash this nonsense!

A synopsis of Christian hypocritical thinking would be:

“I am a Christian, saved by the blood of Christ. My sins and sinful behavior is forgivable. I will surely go to Heaven. Your sin is an abomination to God and is unforgivable. He will not love you for it. Repent, get saved or you are going to Hell!”

Translation: “Because I am a Christian, basically am better than you. That generally means I can do whatever I want. God will still love and always forgive me. However, if you are not a Christian, God will never forgive you unless you become a Christian and stop doing the sins that are an abomination and therefore unforgivable.”

To be fair, all Christian people do NOT think or act like this – thankfully!

The people who post religious messages on social media outlets like Facebook can continue to express their positive demeanor. Moses says- Be Cool, & Don't be an AssholeHowever, I challenge religious people to see if they can post positive messages without ever crossing the line of another person’s  or subgroup of people’s right to independent thinking, without fucking around with the conscience of others, or without making some subtle or even a direct, in-your-face judgment of the way people choose to live and govern their lives. I would ask that they save any religious messages and rhetoric for their personal pages and groups or better yet, send/share them only with people whom they know would actually appreciate seeing such things.

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My Views on Religion* (Pt. 2)

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Honestly, I tried to resist the urge to comment on those “Jesus-died-for-your-sins” pictures I see posted on Funnybook [Facebook] but sometimes I just can’t. While I believe in God, I simply stopped believing in, subscribing to and spreading what I’ve been calling the “myth“; the story of a God whom people say “knows and understands suffering” but will allow millions of people to suffer! One person commented on Funnybook that “suffering comes from disobedience” to which I say, “Get the fuck out of here!

I know the Bible (which Man wrote) says that Man (meaning Adam) was disobedient, therefore Adam and everyone after him has to be made to suffer. Suffer what? Suffer why? It’s the old “the sin of the one must be paid by the suffering of the many” shtick.  Let me put it another way: the god of Man’s bible is like the old-fashioned (and ineffective) military commander who, in an attempt to get everyone in the unit in line and build unit cohesion, would punish the entire unit for the fuck-up of just one man in that unit! That kind leadership tactic only works a few times in the beginning of building a unit; it never works after the unit is already working as a team!  Punishing the entire team for the fuck-up of one person only builds resentment against the leader. As a military leader of 20 years, I know well what I’m talking about!

More than 30 years ago, I wised up and stopped believing that any omnipotent, omniscient deity could ever invoke such an eternal punishment on his children then feel it necessary to take human form, play the fraud of a true human male for thirty-odd years and later pretend to “suffer” being nailed to a tree just so a “ransom for the sins of Man (Adam)” could be paid. Where exactly did sin come from in the first place? Did not the god in Man’s bible start this whole sin and disobedience shit in the first place? On top of that, the same all-knowing, all-powerful, yet all-loving deity would also have a place called Hell (just in case or as a permanent punishment) to damn (read: forever hide and punish) those who refused to buy the “greatest story ever told” about the deity coming down to earth and doing all that other stuff just mentioned. It sounds too much like the mythical god Zeus (aka Jupiter) who often would come down from Mount Olympus disguised in human form and walked among men and women doing whatever the fuck he wanted. Anyway, I stopped buying into that sin, disobedience, suffering and salvation bullshit decades ago. There are people who say to me, “Oh, I would not want to take a chance and not believe that Jesus came and died for our sins…” Again I say, get the fuck out of here!

As a parent, I love my one son more than I love myself. I would gladly take on his suffering if it meant that he will not suffer. I would not want to father a child then, because he happens to fuck up on something that pissed me off, start to fuck with his life, let him endure suffering and other bullshit just so he could “pay for his disobedience or sin” against me. That is NOT love! I would not ever expect my son to respect me if I allowed him to suffer or if I continuously punished him like that. Sure, I would have the power and means to make my son fear me but there is no way I would ever EARN his respect and love. My son would simply be going through the motions … out of whatever he thinks or believes that I might do to him. It also would not be fair for me to make his children – my grandchildren – and their children’s children and so on down the line – pay for the one-time disobedience which their father had done to me years before they were born or thought ofNone of that is love! One cannot love that which one does not respect. RESPECT must come BEFORE love. It is never the other way around! Now, if I as a lowly, “sinful” mortal can realize how silly and wrong such a punishment would be regarding my “only begotten son”, why would an all-powerful, all-knowing god play such games with his creatures as if they were pawns on a chessboard? Unless of course, that is all any of us are to Him! And I have long since developed serious doubts about Jesus Christ being the “son” of a god who acts like that which I’ve just described.

Man’s bible says that God is not the author of confusion; that he does not lie and that He does not cause temptation. This would be a true statement for the god I believe in. However, for the god in Man’s bible – this is not true! For example, the god in Man’s bible did create temptation when he put a tree in the Garden of Eden and told Adam and Eve not to eat from it. That is the same as telling a child where the cookie jar is and instructing him not to eat from it. Anyone who knows anything about the mind of a child knows this is stupid since curiosity is part of the human psyche. Was there some level of stupidity on God’s part or was there a more nefarious plan in motion regarding that infamous tree?  (Oh-oh: I said “nefarious”- which implies the god in Man’s bible was evil.  I must be stepping hard on the feet Jesus washed right now!)

The god in Man’s bible tells Adam and Eve “they would die” if they ate of the tree. Well, why the fuck was there a forbidden tree to begin with? Of all the places on the new planet Earth, why create such an important thing, knowing it was going to be a tool instrumental for God’s children to be disobedient?  That makes no sense! Here’s where people would probably say, “God was testing Adam.” Ha! Right. Such answer implies that God had nothing else better to do than fuck with Adam’s head!  Was it necessary to put the “tree of knowledge” in the Garden of Eden then tell Adam that “everything upon the earth was Adam’s EXCEPT the tree of knowledge”? Why did the god in Man’s bible instruct Adam not to eat from it or else “he would die”?  Well, we all know Adam and Eve didn’t just fall down and die after that bite of the fruit but God did impose the requirement of Death on the two and on their descendants.  Is that the way a loving god treats the creatures that are his children? They make a mistake or disobey ONE time and BAM! Adam and Eve get cursed, marked, thrown out of the Garden, among other things, and every descendant of theirs is forever doomed to pay for that single disobedience and must die!  Once again, get the fuck out of here! That whole story makes the god in Man’s bible to be an absolute asshole!

According to Man’s bible, God was being vague when he told Adam and Eve that they would die if they ate of that special tree. Being vague is a form of being unclear in expressing a thought; it is a way of not telling the complete or accurate truth. If the god of Man’s bible is supposed to be Truth, then why was he being vague? Why did he not tell the complete truth to Adam and Eve? Why would God play them or mindphuck with Adam and Eve as though they would be afraid of knowing the truth? Again, here’s where people would probably say, “God was testing Adam. I say, it was lie – on the lowest level perhaps, but still… a LIE! In this instance, one could say that the god in Man’s bible told the first “white lie”. It might not have been a lie that Adam and Eve would eventually die but still, God could have said something to the effect of, “You and your children will lose your immortality if you disobey me.”  See? That sounds simple and clear to me! As any good parent would do, the consequences of disobedience are made clear so that there would be no misunderstanding. The god in Man’s bible should have also been very clear about the punishment Adam and Eve would receive if they disobeyed. Now, let’s not forget that Eve took the first bite of that forbidden fruit and gave some to Adam to eat.  Here is where we learned that Adam was the first Holy book disqualified as a source of moral codeever to pass blame when he told God that it was God’s fault for giving him the woman to entice and tempt Adam.  What Man’s bible does not say, is whether or not God was supreme enough to acknowledge and take full personal responsibility for not just giving Adam a curious  woman as his mate but for putting an object of curiosity and mystery in the Garden in the first place – knowing full well what would happen before it all happened! Man’s bible cannot be written to show that God made a mistake! No way! And so  this is where the whole forbidden tree/fruit story leads me into saying that the god in Man’s bible is indeed the author of temptation and the author of confusion. You don’t believe me? Re-read the preceding words again. Read the Book of Genesis. Read Man’s bible itself!  There are literally hundreds of examples where vagueness and temptation and confusion are presented. Every mythical story has these instances!  Yet it is always Man who is made to suffer and die because of the effects of these three characteristics. When the three are mixed with a certain degree of human curiosity, coupled with misunderstanding and misinterpretation, then the end result will always be miscommunication between Man and his Creator. It will result in Man interpreting what he thinks – and has come to believe his creator (and Redeemer – Jesus) “intended‘ and/or approves or disapproves. Think about this: Man interpreting the thoughts of Deity!  That is a very dangerous thing – and one which has been proven for generations – and continues being proven today! What would the world do if God actually edited Man’s bible? Find out by clicking here!

Spare me such biblical myths and stories about Jesus dying for my sins and how the god of Man’s bible hates certain things and understands human suffering. Don’t tell me that a god of love cares yet would allow many good and innocent people to suffer while many bad people get away with doing their dirt! “Vengeance is mine, sayeth the Lord”. Really? Well, for some of us, that kind of karma is much too slow in coming! I could go on and on but I think I’ve made my point.  I’ve received more thrills from reading the ancient Greek and Roman myths, hundreds of comic books and those old Penthouse and Forum magazines – all of which seem more realistic than most of those stories written in Man’s bible. I know the great fantasy and the great myth will continue to be told from the “best-selling book of all time”.  However, I just don’t want to see it pushed at me on Funnybook — which may mean I’ll have to perform a friendectomy on my Funnybook friends list; removing  those people who push their religion on Funnybook.  I do not feel Funnybook [Facebook] is the place to push religion or even politics for that matter, seeing how much hate people spew against each other over a particular candidate. Like any social gathering, the two things best left out of public discussion, and  which will ensure a more pleasant harmony among everyone, is religion and politics. With that said, it looks like I will be friendectomizing my friends list after all. Fuck it; I’ve already started!

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A Special Place in Hell?

*Another presentation in the KIR continuing series of articles of the Steppin’ On The Feet Jesus Washed (SOTFJW) Project-Mission!
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It irks me when people speak about places to which they have never been. I’ve been to a good part of the world in my time and even I am not an expert on the places I’ve actually set foot upon. Too many people like to imagine that they’ve been to this place or that or they like to claim they’ve read (or worse, – dreamt) about what a certain place looks like and what is there.

When it comes to situations where certain cruel things or offenses have been committed against society, there are people who say “there is a special place in Hell”, “there is a special place reserved in Hell” or a “special level in Hell” or some variation of Hell for Person X who did “X” offense or crime.  Who are these people and why do they speak as if they are qualified experts of this place called Hell?

I’ve never once read anywhere in the Bible (which Man – not God, wrote!) that remotely mentions, suggests, or hints about there being special, separate, or segregated places for people who commit certain offenses against other people. Hell is supposed to be, well…Hell – if you believe in that sort of thing. Supposedly, Hell is this place where there is no respecter of persons.  In other words, if one is “destined” for Hell as his or her after-life eternity, whoever that person was on Earth, whatever public status was held, or whatever they did during their lifetime is totally irrelevant in Hell.

So, I’d like to know what makes anyone – living and walking this earth – an expert of what Hell has in terms of the “special places” and/or “levels” of which they speak.  I challenge the Hell “experts” to help me better understand this place called Hell to which they seem to know so damn much about.

In Greek and Roman mythology very few people actually went down to Hell – also known as Hades or the Land of the Dead – and returned to talk about it. In some christian dogma, supposedly only Jesus when down to Hell after his crucifixion.  I recall many years ago being taught that in the three-day period in which Jesus was “dead”, He supposedly went down to Hell or the Land of the Dead to preach and save the souls of those who were [unfairly] sent there before His arrival on Earth as Man’s Savior.  I didn’t believe that story then and I don’t remember reading anything like that in the Bible.  Furthermore, while Jesus did tell his disciples that He would die and rise again in three days, I don’t recall Him actually telling them where He – or rather His spirit, would be going (if anywhere), and exactly what He would be doing (if anything) for the three days His body would be dead.  As far as the Disciples and everyone else were concerned, Jesus was dead and buried in someone’s tomb they borrowed.  When Jesus “rose” from His state of… uh…, deadness, He said very little. The Bible records very little of what Jesus said or did after His resurrection.  The most significant thing I remember Jesus did after His resurrection was His ascension into Heaven.  This man Jesus came to be the Savior of the World but did not stick around long enough to completely solve or resolve the problems of Man. I always had a problem with that which I talk a bit about here.

Now to those experts on Hell or Hades, I have some questions. Please answer each clearly and truthfully because I want you to tell the rest of us about your adventures in Hell!

  • Explain this expert opinion you have about Hell. Surely, you must have been there. I’d also like to know how long you stayed. If you didn’t stay long, could it be you couldn’t stand the heat and had to leave? Sorry. Sick pun!
  • Did you get to meet the devil, Satan (aka Lucifer)? Wow! It must have been awesome to meet the Prince of Darkness himself!
  • Other than what your bible says, please, in your own words, describe the Devil.  Surely you know that Satan’s appearance, like that of Jesus, has been debated for centuries! Does Satan really have red skin or attire? Are there actually horns in his forehead? Hoofs on his feet? How about that spiked tail and three-prong scepter we always see depictions of? Or is Satan STILL as beautiful a creature as the biblical book of Ezekiel (28:12-18) (and a couple of others in the Bible) says he is?
  • Did Satan himself give you a tour of his home place or was that the job of one of his designated demons? And if you had such a tour, I’m a little curious as to why Satan allowed you to leave Hell and return to tell us about it. Seems to me he would be very concerned that your story would scare more people away from coming down to live with him! I’ll bet odds that you and Satan struck some sort of bargain! But wait! Of course! Bargaining sounds just like Satan’s modus operandi!
  • Did you find Hell to be as well-organized as you have been implying to the rest of us? For example, were you shown the various “special places” or “levels” set aside for all the murderers, rapists, thieves, liars, homosexuals, prostitutes, pornographers, adulterers, masturbators (yeah, us too! LOL!) sex perverts, drug addicts, abortionists, arsonists, drunken drivers, politicians, suicide people, killers of innocent people, racists, people who harm animals, people who beat women, enemies of Christ, atheists, people of color (for the racist readers of this blog) and others you might wish to judge and name? Perhaps your ideas of an organized Hell comes from Dante’s Inferno,  the name given to the fictional epic poem called Divine Comedy written by Italian poet Dante Alighieri (born Durante degli Alighieri) [1265-1321]. Divine Comedy (written between 1308 and 1321) describes Dante’s journey through Hell (Inferno), Purgatory, and Paradise.

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  • Were there sign posts to clearly identify each place in Hell? I would imagine that such an organized Hell would not want the wrong person thrown in with the wrong crowd of sinners. Satan may be many things but I’d imagine that like God (his creator), Satan has a reason for wanting to maintain some order in Hell …as it is in Heaven. Isn’t this what you experts on Hell would have us believe when you say there are “special places” in Hell? After all, we always hear that the devil is in the details, which just tells me that Satan would never allow Hell to become some major clusterfuck of people. He’s gotta keep ‘em all separated!
  • How big would you say Hell is? I’m a bit curious because the Earth is a small planet and Man has been around for thousands of years using every chance he had just to sin and piss off God.
  • Did you see any animals down in Hell, particularly this one German shepherd dog with a white diamond-shaped spot on his nose? That dog bit me in my early teens and I, in my youthful ignorance, condemn it to Hell. I just know there is “special place” for cruel and mean animals. Right?
  • Finally, were you able to see any of your friends and say “hello” or, at the very least, mock them for not believing in Hell in the first place? Did any of them ask you for a drop of water, as is written in the Bible? Curious minds want to know!

If you cannot answer these simple questions AND provide tangible evidence of your fabulous journey to Hell, then do us all a favor and SHUT THE FUCK UP about it! And please: STOP saying shit about who is going to some “special place” set aside or reserved “just for them”. You have no fuckin’ idea as to what “after-life destinations” (if any) a person is going to or has been sent to! You also cannot provide any proof that anyone who has died actually went to Heaven or to Hell! You also cannot prove that either place even exists! And no, Hell expert; your “bible” is NOT proof enough to convince some of us!  Our skepticism doesn’t make us “lost”, “ignorant” or even “unsaved” souls. It makes us wise and wary of any possible bullshit such as your so-called concept of  “special places” or “special levels” in Hell which, you say, are set aside or has been so designated for certain offenses.

I suppose Hell experts come up with such a ridiculous idea about Hell in much the same way as they have about a system of “rewards in Heaven”; a system for those people who have done more “works for the Lord”, can “speak in tongues” quote bible scripture and can spew “praise the Lord” after everything they say better than anyone else.  Earthly society already has a social class system: people categorized on various degrees of “the haves and the have-nots”. To hear the rhetoric of “works and rewards” preached in most of the churches about the after-life, it seems that those “destined” to go to Heaven will go from one such social class system to another in Heaven.  And here I thought Heaven was such a perfect place! Boy, the christian religion sure had me fooled! But I’m digressing!

Like any place to which one travels, usually some pictures and/or tangible souvenirs are obtained as tokens of a visit to someplace. Otherwise, when a person takes such a trip, the rest of us has to take that person’s word that they actually went to where they said. Any nincompoop can write a damn book or a few scriptures paragraphs about a place to which they’ve never been!

If you want to convince me about what variations of Hell are in store for people, why don’t you actually take a trip there? Yes; I’m saying, GO to Hell!  It’s a pun but take that suggestion any way you want. When – or if – you come back, write and publish your findings – complete with all the evidence you feel is necessary to convince us you were actually there.  Otherwise, as I said earlier – and it bears repeating – shut the fuck up about Hell!  You know-it-all, judgmental muthafuckas make me sick!

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