Call it Schadenfreude if you must, but there is little else in this world that gives me as massive and throbbing a fagboner as hearing about struggling churches. I firmly believe that organized religion is one of the serious hurdles preventing mankind from true happiness and international harmony. Go on back through the ages, if you will, and just have a look. So many wars waged, so many lives lost because of religion, more than have ever been lost because of race (something equally as trivial).
Anyway, my retarded new Facebook feed has a few people pimping out the page for an RC church where they grew up, because the building is basically a biohazard and needs to be demolished. But of course, people want to save this building. I never understood that. To me, faith and spirituality were things you took with you wherever you went. Why do people get so attached to a weekly gathering place while someone stands in front of them in a robe and blatantly misinterprets an ancient, mistranslated text to suit whatever a very, very old and truly evil man wants it to say? It's like people get so carried away with paying this weekly tithe of good morality so they can go back to their daily life of utter self-absorption.
I'm getting off track.
So, Facebook feed. Condemned building. THEY ARE ASKING FOR MONEY TO GET REPAIRS DONE. Instead of building a new church, or just realizing that they're wasting their time and money there anyway and praying at home and making their own judgement calls about religion is way better (even though religious figureheads do NOT want people making their own judgement calls about anything), they're begging for money to repair and old church in a small community that should be paid for by one of the hugest financial powerhouses in the world: the RC church.
Like, seriously. C'mon now. If you want a presence in an area, you gotta pay for it. Why should parishioners have to dole out cash for you to come and jam fake morality down their throats? It just seems retarded to me. And the fact that people really get behind it and tout it as having "a sense of community" and somesuch.
I often have trouble lining up my thoughts with other people's. It's just really difficult for me. Maybe I'm a partial psychopath, I dunno. But when people blindly get behind throwing their money at something that should be paid for by someone, I have a hard time holding my tongue.
7 years, 5 months ago
23 Sep 2011 18:08 CEST