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God’s Secret Handshake « de-conversion

As I have complained loudly and often before on this blog, Christianity is a religion that is derived from the Bible, especially the writings of some guy called Paul. It seems to say that there is something wrong with me, that somehow God is not very happy with me and that I’m in some sort of eternal trouble. The good news is that I can be “saved” from this trouble.

Sounds great! So what do I have to do to be “saved”?

Here it is right here: God’s Secret Handshake « de-conversion

  1. July 27, 2007 at 3:44 am

    That’s funny!!!!

  2. July 27, 2007 at 7:41 am

    Hi Jon. I am glad you enjoyed the article. I actually view all religous searching as searching for God’s Secret Handshake, but that is a book long article in itself.

  3. tom
    July 27, 2007 at 8:36 am

    imo, the biggest mistake Christians make is to interpret Jesus through Paul (which they do all the time) rather than interpreting Paul through the words of Jesus.

    Paul had the uneviable task of trying to reign in the early church with no means of communication and no written

    The Jews were bringing in all their Jewish stuff. The pagans were bringing in all their pagan stuff. And Paul had to crack the whip a bit. Hence, the gruff tone. Not to mention that he was stoned (not the good kind), whipped, shipwrecked, and imprisoned. He was a bit grumpy.

    When I read the Gospels I get a very different take. i know you’re not a big bible guy right now. That’s cool. Just want to put my spin on the whole Paul thing… he needs to be read in context and not as a modern rule book.

  4. Robin
    August 1, 2007 at 3:30 pm

    Jon – that’s the cool thing… you don’t have to do anything – what did Jesus say on the cross just before he died? It is finished! Jesus is the Lamb of God slain from the foundation of the world… that tells me everyone is saved. Why would god create something he did not intend to reconcile? If we are in his image, how could he destroy part of himself? The way it works is this… some vessels are created for honor and some for dishonor, and the vessels of dishonor are dashed against the Rock and refashioned. It is interesting that when Judas threw down the thirty pieces of silver on the temple steps, the priests used the money to buy a potter’s field for the burying of strangers. A potter’s field is clay.

    Don’t throw out your bible yet, kids… you just need to throw away what the priests trained you to believe it said – it really says something quite different once the scales come away from your eyes.

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