One Reason Why America is a Culture of Death


83% of Americans claim they are Christian. This, from a poll nearly a year ago. So let’s examine some lovely hymn stanzas from this most wonderful of faiths.

Are you washed in the blood,
In the soul-cleansing blood of the Lamb?
Are your garments spotless? Are they white as snow?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Blood. Christianity requires it, derived from the Jewish tradition of sacrifice. Jesus, the perfect lamb, spotless. Exactly what God required, but mankind was incapable of providing. But really, imagine this image: Taking the blood of a human being (let’s ignore the god-man for right now) and pouring it over yourself.

Years I spent in vanity and pride,
Caring not my Lord was crucified,
Knowing not it was for me He died
On Calvary.

It’s your fault Jesus was brutally murdered. You sinned. You’re liking of stuff and also thinking that you’re a good person, you prideful filth. Calvary, here, for the 17% who don’t claim Christianity as their faith of choice, is the hill upon which the cross stood that Jesus was nailed to. His death was both predicted and necessary. You killed him. Not only did you kill him, but you are still the reason why he died. You aren’t accepting the wonderful gift he gave you by allowing himself to be mutilated for you. You must agree with this death faith and pour blood over yourself too.

Alas, and did my Saviour bleed?
And did my Sovereign die?
Would He devote that sacred head
For someone such as I?

At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light,
And the burden of my heart rolled away,
It was there by faith I received my sight,
And now I am happy all the day!

Was it for crimes that I have done,
He suffered on the tree?
Amazing pity! grace unknown!
And love beyond degree!

But drops of grief can ne’er repay
The debt of love I owe:
Here, Lord, I give myself away,
‘Tis all that I can do!

I just had to copy that entire hymn. Imagine, if you will, rejoicing and dancing at the idea that someone was brutally murdered so you can be free of imaginary badness. Not only that, but the rejoicing is about that murdered person’s suffering! Not only was Jesus killed in the most imaginative way for killing someone, but he was forced to suffer while doing the dying. And this hymn rejoices in that suffering, even singing about the singer’s heart being continually happy, because of the death of Christ.

Aww. It were my fault I kilt’ ‘im. But damn! That’s awesome! Thanks Jesus!!!!

I’ll digress, but the point here has been made. Christianity is nothing without death. Sure, one can point to the fact that death was necessary for there to have been a resurrection, but that’s just a head-fake argument. Death was not necessary at all. You’ve been lied to.

Comments

  1. busterggi says

    “Not only was Jesus killed in the most imaginative way for killing someone”

    I’d argue that impalment as per Vlad the Implaler is more imaginative and crueler.

  2. tecolata says

    A Catholic friend of mine talked about growing up with the images of Jesus in eternal bleeding agony. I was at a Catholic friend’s home, she was putting her 3-year-old to bed and there was in this small child’s room a crucifix with Jesus nailed onto it. Perhaps this is where the bogeyman of childhood terrors comes from?

    • busterggi says

      The bogeyman is god as per the bedtime prayer in which the prayer asks for god to not kill him in his sleep.

  3. says

    It’s your fault Jesus was brutally murdered. You sinned.

    No, he was stupid and slow. I had nothing to do with it.
    Don’t blame me for Pol Pot or Hitler either.

  4. lorn says

    I always thought Judas was the hero of the story. In heroic tales the hero sacrifices greatly, suffers to benefit others. Jesus is said to have sacrificed but exactly how much did he sacrifice if he rises from the dead and spends the rest of eternity, this side of the second coming, in heaven.

    On the other hand contemplate Judas. He has to ‘betray’ Jesus or the story falls apart. Jesus wants him to do this but doesn’t bother to absolve Judas for doing what had to be done for the rise-from-the-dead act to work. Now Judas was no dummy. He knows his name will be reviled and he will be shunned. He is a mere mortal, unlike Jesus who is in tight with God. So, for him, this is a tremendous sacrifice. nobody will sing his name. Nobody will thank him even as he plays the pivotal, but thankless, roll in the drama. He will be hated for all time, possibly condemned to Hell for all eternity as payment for doing the dirty job nobody else has the stomach for.

    IMHO Judas is the thankless but absolutely essential hero of the story.

    In comparison Jesus is a trickster playing at death. He doesn’t give anything up in the end. A drama queen demanding to be the center of attention for making a sacrifice that isn’t really a sacrifice. He is like some snakes. They roll over feint death, hang their tongue out of their mouth, even releases a stinking musk to smell dead, and then, when nobody is watching, he pops right-side-up and slithers off into the weeds where he is happy.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/gifs/comments/3lfwj4/snake_trying_way_too_hard_to_play_dead/

  5. sonofrojblake says

    I can’t remember where I first heard Christianity (accurately) referred to as a “Bronze-age middle-eastern death cult”, but it still makes me smirk.

  6. Dunc says

    sonofrojblake: I really don’t think “Bronze-age middle-eastern death cult” is a fair or valid description of Christianity.

    It’s very definitely from the Iron age.

  7. mistertwo says

    “For someone such as I?”

    The way we sang this when I was young, it was “for such a worm as I.” A later book we used changed it to “such a one.” Apparently even Christians hated to refer to themselves as worms in the 70s, but these days I think the “worm” lyric is likely to make a comeback.

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